grizzly bear, Knight Inlet Lodge

Gilakas’la! Welcome to one of the best grizzly bear viewing experiences in the world.

World Class Wildlife Viewing

Knight Inlet Lodge is an Indigenous-owned wildlife viewing destination in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia. We invite you to spend your days viewing magnificent grizzlies, and your nights enjoying fine dining and accommodation in a spectacular setting.

Booking is open now for the 2022 and 2023 seasons (May 21 to October 15).

4, 5, or 6 Night Packages
whale watching Knight Inlet Lodge
4, 5, or 6 Night Packages

Grizzly Bear Viewing & Whale Watching

Knight Inlet Lodge offers unique spring-to-fall grizzly bear tours and seasonal marine and whale watching tours during your 4 to 6 night stay at our west coast-style floating lodge.

Choose from a range of options to see bears and marine wildlife in one of the most magnificent natural settings in the world, surrounded by ancient forests and snow-capped mountains.

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2 or 3 Night Packages
grizzly bear cub, Knight Inlet Lodge
2 or 3 Night Packages

Grizzly Bear Viewing

Knight Inlet is home to a dense population of grizzlies. It is common for numerous bears to be near our lodge throughout the season, and especially during the fall when the salmon are running in nearby rivers.

Enjoy the experience of seeing grizzly bears in the wild on our 2—3 night tour packages.

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Located in the Great Bear Rainforest

Knight Inlet Lodge, 240 kilometers (150 miles) northwest of Vancouver, lies in the southern reaches of one of the last intact temperate rainforests on earth, the Great Bear Rainforest – home to Indigenous peoples, ancient forests, and wild bears since time immemorial.

Location

Your Home Away From Home

Arriving at the lodge by floatplane from Vancouver Island in the morning, your adventure begins right away! We will provide you a lodge orientation and safety briefing, then head straight out on the first tour of the day.

After returning to the lodge and enjoying a delicious lunch, you will participate on two more tours, including bear viewing.

At the end of your day come and relax in the privacy of your room, or join other guests in the lounge or on the water front deck before dinner.

 

Lodge

Accommodation

Our guest rooms feature queen size beds and private bathrooms with showers. Some of our rooms have capacity for families of up to 4.

All rooms enjoy either views of the inlet, or the shoreline behind the lodge, where bears are often spotted.

Knight Inlet Lodge guest room

Dining

Our dining room offers glorious West Coast cuisine served with fine wines, featuring seafood like crab, salmon or prawns harvested fresh from Knight Inlet, and other fresh ingredients flown in daily.

With advance notice, we can accommodate most dietary needs.

Dining room at Knight Inlet Lodge

A Sustainable Legacy

As an Indigenous-owned, fly-in wildlife viewing destination, we at Knight Inlet Lodge take our corporate and environmental stewardship responsibilities seriously. We work hard to reduce, reuse, and recycle, and are doing everything we can to minimize our environmental footprint.

grizzly bear viewing , Great Bear Rainforest

Committed to Conservation

We are strong advocates for sustainable fisheries and wildlife management policies in the Great Bear Rainforest.

We also support and facilitate independent research on bear-human interactions, which is integrated into our bear viewing management plans.

In 2017 we successfully helped to end the grizzly bear trophy hunt in British Columbia.

 

Knight Inlet Lodge team

A Dedicated Team

A tight-knit team of dedicated, like-minded people, with years of experience managing and operating a remote tourist destination like Knight Inlet Lodge, offer our guests the highest quality service and expertise.

From our on-site managers to our guides, our chefs to our technical staff – we all can’t wait to welcome you to our own working home away from home!

Knight Inlet Lodge whale watching tour boat

Decades of Experience

Knight Inlet Lodge is owned by an Indigenous partnership of five First Nations whose stewardship and conservation knowledge and experience goes back to time immemorial

Knight Inlet Lodge, founded in the 1990s, has been a hallmark of not only hospitality, but grizzly bear and pacific salmon conservation and responsible environmental stewardship for decades.