I spent four days at this amazing place right in the Canadian wilderness, and these days were easily some of the best of my life! The combination of peace and quiet, the stunning setting of the lodge right by the inlet, the welcoming and experienced staff and guides, the delicious food, the comfort of the rooms and - of course - the amazing wildlife you will get to see during the stay makes this a place that I cannot recommend highly enough!
The float plane flight from Campbell River to the lodge was a beautiful way to start the trip. At the lodge I was welcomed by the owners and the staff. It's a small place and with a maximum of 10 guests the atmosphere is very cosy and intimate. Rooms and living room are comfortable, and the deck with hot tub (try it out!) is simply beautiful. The food was great and was served around one big common table - with a lively conversation going on.
During the day we would go out in small groups of 3-5 people with one of the guides in search of wildlife. One day trip was by speedboat and 4x4 up to a viewing platform by a spawning channel to watch bears feed on salmon, and afterwards by a flat boat into an estuary where we came very close to several bears with cubs. Another trip would be the whale watching where we spent an entire day in the speedboat looking for (and certainly finding!) seals, dolphins, orcas and humpback whales. Words simply cannot describe the feeling of being so close to such amazing wildlife in a small boat and with such a small group of people. Our guide, Cam, did a great job in seeking out the animals and answering all of our questions.
Again, I cannot recommend this place highly enough! Will definitely go back.
Thank you, Angus, Krystle, Cam, George, Clint, Madeleine, Emily & Lily the dog for an unforgettable stay!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sailcone's Grizzly Bear Tours, Lodge and Safari offers grizzly tours and grizzly bear watching from viewing stands and wildlife tours for black bears, killer whales (orca) humpback whales, dolphins, stellar seals, sea lions, black bears and eagles. Our grizzly bear tours are conducted on Canada's famous natural fjord known as 'Knight Inlet BC' and on the salmon rivers that flow into Knight Inlet. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Grizzly Bear Lodge & Safari Canada/British Columbia