A few lucky guests were treated to a wonderful sight at Knight Inlet Lodge in late August. One of our grizzly sows, we call her Beatrice, chose to nurse her triplet cubs right below our viewing stand. This wonderfully tender moment illustrates how our presence is accepted by the bears of Glendale Cove. Our standards of bear viewing and minimizing our impact on the bears has helped to make magical moments such as this possible. https://www.youtube.com/user/theknightinletlodge
Our micro hydro system has worked out well this winter. With almost 8 weeks of operation we have saved close to 4,000 litres of diesel fuel to date. As we gear up for the 2012 season and our preseason fisheries project we will have to switch to our diesel generator since our electrical requirements will be beyond what our micro hydro can produce. Still all in all we are very pleased with what we have been able to do this winter.
Knight Inlet Lodge is pleased to announce that we now have two Twitter account to follow. @knightinlet and @knightinletbear. We hope that we'll be able to find enough to say without repeating ourselves too much!
Knight Inlet Lodge had another successful grizzly bear viewing year in 2011 and is looking forward to 2012. Our grizzly bear viewing season opens on May 17 and will run until October 15, 2012. The response of our guests to the lodge and our program and what we do is a very gratifying one that never grows old. While working at a grizzly bear viewing lodge sounds like fun, and it is, like anywhere it does have its challenges. It is the energy and good spirits of our guests that help smooth out the rough spots that go with any job.
Did you know Knight Inlet Lodge has a Facebook page? www.facebook.com/knightinlet is an excellent way to keep up to date on happenings at the lodge and to see some of the incredible pictures that guests and staff have kindly allowed us to share. We are trying to build our Facebook "likes" to above 400 by the end of 2011 so if you haven't already done so please "like" our page. We are also asking everyone to put the word out to their friends via Facebook that Knight Inlet would "like" to build its count.
Facebook is an excellent way to keep up to date on Knight Inlet Lodge. www.facebook.com/knightinlet will take you to our page which is regularly updated with photos, videos and reports on the grizzly bear activity in Glendale Cove. If you like what you see please be sure to select like on our Facebook page. Another way to keep up to date on the lodge is via our Twitter account @knightinlet Please remember to select the "like" button on Facebook if you enjoy our posts.
The grizzly bear viewing at Knight Inlet Lodge has remained fantastic throughout the month of September. Lately it has featured rather friendly interactions between grizzlies that we believe are unrelated. This unusual activity includes a young male hanging around with an older male that Researcher Mel Claphm believes is about 4 years older. This pair also tolerated Flo, a young female, fishing for salmon with them for over an hour. Flo who was a regular in 2010 has only just returned this season.
Chris & Helen Rose visited Knight Inlet Lodge in the middle of August this year and have been kind enough to share some of their photos with us. In my opinion they are some of the best we have seen in awhile. Thank you Chris & Helen.
Pacific White Sided Dolphins
Knight Inlet Lodge guide Lori Kublik has kindly supplied us with the following report.
Christine and Mike P recently stayed with us at Knight Inlet Lodge. On arriving home they were kind enough to email us their thoughts on visiting Knight Inlet Lodge. Here is a few of their comments and photos.
Glendale Cove photo courtesy of Christine P