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4-8574 Reinhold Rd, Black Creek, British Columbia V9J 1B4 Canada
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 10/02/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 2 hotels in Black Creek
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4.9
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4.6
Knight Inlet Lodge is Canada's premier grizzly bear viewing destination. With over 25 years of experience and a world wide reputation for excellence we are the place to see grizzly bears in British Columbia. Our remote floating lodge has 18 guests rooms and offers a full range of activities for our guests including hiking,kayaking, marine wildlife tours, tracking and whale watching. Open from mid May until mid October with packages starting on any day of the week.
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Florence L wrote a review Yesterday
Sevres, France1538 contributions240 helpful votes
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Well it’s hard to begin : First the fly 30 minutes to go there smooth and easy Then the tour of the premises by Tobin and off you go on your first tour in the estuary Your first day is already booked but you can then choose your other activités for the other days if you have some The food is just amazing and good We loved our stay and one day we will be back and we will stay 3 nights in the lodge All the young guides are wonderful: special mention to Tim Effie and Leah Many Dutchs and Germans there
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Rhian L wrote a review Jul 2022
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We had an amazing stay at Knight Inlet. As soon as we arrived off the sea plane, there was wildlife to see in all directions. A humpback whale came right into the inlet, we saw a black bear, lots of grizzlies and dolphins. The hikes were so interesting and we felt so safe. All of the guides are so passionate about what they do and nature. The food was fantastic. I had read reviews about the food being good but it surpassed my expectations. The bed was very comfortable. I would encourage anybody to stay as it was a magical experience.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Hugh C wrote a review Jul 2022
Southlake, Texas10 contributions
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A proper wilderness adventure - from the seaplane to the lodge, to the motorboat around the inlet to the hikes and bears. The food was excellent - not easy given the location - and the guides were very well informed and fun. Big shout out to Kelsie, Effie, Tim, Derek and Leah. Good with the teenagers. We did 4 nights including the night in Campbell River. Bears, eagles, porpoises, humpbacks, orcas and plenty of friendly seals.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Go to Session for dinner in Campbell River. Take warm clothes. Insect bite cream.
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Joke wrote a review Jul 2022
Heusden-Zolder, Belgium172 contributions52 helpful votes
This lodge is an experience rather than a stay. You start of with a comfy room in Campbell before you set off in the sea plane. From the moment you arrive you feel welcome and have an active stay all planned for you. Rooms are spacious with all the comfort you need an communal areas breathe coziness. Food was amazing! Wish I had booked two nights instead of one…
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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jimswan2016 wrote a review Jul 2022
Kirkcolm, United Kingdom73 contributions22 helpful votes
This place may be expensive but it is worth it.We were here in 2017 for a once in a lifetime Holiday and here we are back again.We were spoiled in 2017 with the amount of bears but because of lack of salmon for several years there were less bears about.We saw 4 grizzly and 1 black bear.We also saw deer,lots of birds,and whales,dolphins,porpoises etc.The Knight Inlet is a wonderful place and if you can afford it do at least the 4 night package so you get whale watching.If we can ever afford it we will be back!!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: You are limited to basic luggage and surplus is stored for you until you return to Campbell...
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Richard C wrote a review Jul 2022
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Amazing- so well run - so much to do From the moment the sea plane flight lands you are so well looked after Wonderful attentive staff - knowledgeable patient guides -exciting well planned tours - amazing food - spacious comfortable rooms - we didn’t want to leave - 10/10 for this amazing place
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Lesley C wrote a review Jun 2022
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We booked 4 nights and wish we could have stayed longer. The first night was at Comfort Inn in Campbell River. We were picked up at Campbell River Airport by a lovely shuttle driver and dropped at the hotel. Although we were early the Comfort Inn went out of their way to get us a room that was ready. They gave us a map and information on the restaurants within walking distance. We had the pool and jacuzzi to ourselves that afternoon. We were told to be in reception the next morning before 8am for the shuttle to the seaplane terminal. We were given forms to fill in for Knight Inlet regarding dietary needs and any medical conditions. Everything went like clockwork. We had time for breakfast at the hotel before checking out and getting our cases to the foyer in time for 8am. The shuttle driver was a great character. We were allowed 14kgs baggage each and anything else could be stored at the float plane terminal for our return. After a safety briefing we boarded the tiny seaplane for a short trip to Knight Inlet. The view was spectacular. On arrival we were given a safety chat and tour of the facilities. Anyone with dietary needs then chatted with Megan to ensure we were all catered for. I'm Coeliac and was very well looked after. Snacks and hot and cold beverages were always available. The food was lovely. All the staff were friendly approachable and extremely knowledgeable. We can't praise them enough. We had room 9 which had a dual aspect. The room was clean and comfortable. A double and a single bed. Make sure to shower between 5am-10 pm if you want hot water as the main generator works between these times. Breakfast is at 6.30am so you can squeeze as many tours in as possible. It's possible to get in 4 tours a day depending on the tour you choose. You get 3 the day you arrive. If you want to chill out you can but do as many as you can. The first tour of the day is usually at 7.30am. Some tours take half a day. The marine tour is a whole day on a boat. It's a lovely boat with a toilet (the head) and you get food and beverages. Some of the land based trips are not such a good idea if you have mobility problems. The boat trips are fine as long as you can step on and off boats. Make sure you have really good walking boots if you are going on a land trip. They provide wellies if needed (they will tell you) they also provide walking poles, wet weather jacket and trousers but I'd advise bringing your own rain cagoule that you know is definitely waterproof. They also provide all the safety gear for boats and kayaking. Everyone is lent a pair of very good binoculars. Take them on every trip. You will also need warm clothes, a hat and gloves. It gets cold on the boats even on a nice summer day. Be warned if you wear a cap on the Inlet trip, you may lose it! As others have said, there is no WiFi, mobile signal or phone. You will be off grid until you get back to Campbell River. Enjoy the peace. Also enjoy chatting to other guests and crew, watching the humming birds and swallow and relaxing. Most nights there is an interesting talk by one of the experienced crew. You might even get Kelsie to sing a song. In the estuary we saw lots of eagles, grizzly bears, a black bear, a grizzly bear swimming and a mother and yearling grizzly near a deer. We saw seals in the cove and on the marine trip we saw sea otters, sea lions and a humpback whale. On the marine trip we stopped for coffee/tea/hot chocolate and a snack and then later for lunch, hot soup, a roll, snacks and fruit with more beverages including juice. It was really windy so the waves were large. Not the best day for seeing whales but we enjoyed the trip. There are lots of choices for trips but the marine one is only offered if you book 4 nights (3 at the lodge). Kayaking down to the estuary was great. Unfortunately I developed a migraine and got towed back. There were 2 guides so one towed me back whilst the other stayed with the tour. When I got back to the slip, Tobin dragged my kayak out and I was helped out and back to my room. I was really well looked after. I can't thank them enough. Unfortunately I had to miss 2 other trips that day as I was washed out but my medication stopped it getting really bad and I was fine by the next day. I really want to go back and do those trips and do the Kayaking again. On the last morning we had one last trip down to the estuary before flying home with me as co-pilot! I loved sitting in the cockpit. A great view!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Gill G wrote a review Jun 2022
London, United Kingdom29 contributions18 helpful votes
Knight Inlet Lodge was superb all round and particularly for bear viewing. The facility is manned all-year round by a research team. Therefore, the bears remain habituated to human presence. Many of the guides had been there for several years. Some guides were previously part of the research team and others were doing maintenance all through the pandemic. The manager runs an extremely organised operation. There are many excellent activities available for all ranges of guests. Walks could be individualised to fitness, kayaking is on offer and marine tours at no extra cost. We were amazed at the facilities available. There are 4 activities per day, so if you wanted to, you could go out into the estuary all 4 times, allowing for variations in tide levels. We were there in Spring, when the bears are feeding on sedge at high tide and on mussels/barnacles at low tide. Both gave us great bear viewing. All guests were catered for in a considerate manner. Comfortable rooms, good food, good service and good facilities. We had fantastic sightings of both Grizzly/Brown and Black bears. I am so looking forward to reviewing my photos when I get home. Worth every penny. I would recommend this lodge wholeheartedly.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Sarah C wrote a review Jun 2022
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We visited the lodge in June 2022 as part of our delayed honeymoon and we were not disappointed, especially after waiting for so long to visit. As well as providing the opportunity to view bears, without disturbing them or encroaching on their natural habitat, we were well educated on how to view the bears safely and respectfully and also check for signs of bears in the environment. The guides are very knowledgeable about bears, the local environment and also the First Nations population and we loved visiting this special place and learning about it all. We saw about 6 grizzlies on a two day excursion and a couple of black bears. We did hiking, bear tracking, boat excursions and kayaking. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity, and despite it being a lot of money we thought it was worth it. The lodge itself is self sufficient and a beautiful place to be, the food was spectacular and the staff welcoming and friendly. Thanks for a great time and for the wonderful memories!
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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gorsey wrote a review Jun 2022
Manchester, United Kingdom91 contributions26 helpful votes
Beautiful setting with plenty of bear sightings. Very impressed by the care and knowledge of the staff, plus their emphasis on safety. We had a wonderful experience with great memories. A day of very wet weather didn’t detract from the experience and the weather gear they provided certainly protected from the elements so save your suitcase space. Our thanks to you all.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Frequently Asked Questions about Knight Inlet Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Knight Inlet Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Miracle Beach Provincial Park (1.8 miles), Seaview Game Farm (2.9 miles), and Miracle Beach Mini Golf (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Knight Inlet Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Knight Inlet Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Knight Inlet Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Black Creek Diner, Driftwood Restaurant Campbell River, and Forbidden Zone Pizza.
Does Knight Inlet Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Knight Inlet Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Knight Inlet Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.