Before we left Australia we had no idea what an introduction to Canadian fiord scenery and wild life we were about to experience.
This introduction commenced from day one with the float plane’s picturesque flight from Campbell River through the mountain valleys and across the lakes to the lodge.
Floatplane flight to Knight Inlet Lodge
We arrived at the well maintained floating Knight Inlet Lodge surrounded by crystal clear water. The Lodge supplied all our requirements for the next four days, serviced by such friendly, competent and knowledgeable staff. The meals were as one would have ordered, plentiful, varied and tasty. There was always a drink ( hot or cold ) and a snack available. The equipment supplied was of the highest standard.
What a super sight as we, “the Monks” awoke in “The Church” to see the snow capped mountain scenery of the cove. The accommodation was spotless and warm with a cozy fire for the evenings.
Knight Inlet mountains
The boat trips up the cove to Mt Kennedy Glacier and out and about the inlet and out to Johnston Straight showed us magnificent fiord scenery of mountains capped with snow and ice. We saw at close range wild life of all description, from Humpback whales, both blowing and diving, Orca whales, Dolphins playfully swimming in the wake of the boats, Seals, mature and immature Bald Eagles, Scoters, Gulls, Egrets, to the “work-ups” of the myriad of birds feeding on the balls of bait fish. Beavers prowled the lodge verandah at night.
We had hardly arrived at the cove before we had sighted grizzly bears by the river and then a further 14 sightings from the Weir Stand, all before lunch.
Grizzly bears of Knight Inlet Lodge
grizzlies fishing for salmon
The knowledge freely given, the care of our safety both on land and sea, the friendly approach of the guides and lodge staff was exceptional. It would not be proper to single out staff for they all fulfilled their roles competently.
floatplane at Knight Inlet Lodge