The last few days have seen the end of our hot and dry summer. With the return of the rain the Glendale River has seen its water levels rise to where the pink salmon that have been waiting in Glendale Cove are now working their way up the river.
The grizzly bears of Knight Inlet have an abundance of pink salmon to feed on this fall. With a preliminary count of 300,000 and counting we are having the best salmon return in a few years. Glendale Cove is alive with salmon waiting for the river level to rise so that they can journey up to the spawning grounds. Incredibly despite the low water level there are thousands of fish already in the system right up to Glendale Lake. With rain forecast for the next few days it promises to be a very interesting time at the lodge.
The spring of 2009 has seen Orca Whales appear twice in Glendale Cove where our lodge is located. While this is unusual it is not unheard of compared to the Humpback Whale that stopped by for a visit at the end of May. For a few early season guests that were fortunate enough to be out on a marine tour this was truly their lucky day! We do not expect these sightings to continue right at our back door but we are looking forward to an excellent season of whale watching in 2009. Of course if the whales do continue to show up in Glendale Cove we won't complain!
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Knight Inlet Lodge might be the only place in the world that earns air miles for its recycling! While that may be a bit of a stretch the reality is that our remote location, accessible on a regular basis only by floatplane, means that the majority of our recycling is flown out to Campbell River’s recycling center.
While Glendale Cove is known worldwide today for high quality Grizzly Bear viewing it was not the first International business to locate there. That claim belongs to a fish cannery that Captain R.E. Goss built in 1910.
Operated off and on for over 40 years it was both a place of work and home to upwards of 200 people at its peak.