Knight Inlet Lodge

Location: British Columbia | Canada

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

The floating Knight Inlet Lodge benefits from a beautiful setting in Glendale Cove, surrounded by sea, snow-capped mountains and rainforest. Rich in natural bounty, this area is teeming with wildlife, especially bears - this is one of the best places for bear watching in the world.
Perfect forThose who want to see bears in their natural habitat- you can’t fail to spot them.
In the knowGo on a sea kayaking tour in spring, when you may be lucky enough to see bear cubs coming out of their winter den and foraging on the shoreline.

Recommended for...

  • Eco-tourism
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Setting & Views
  • Wildlife & Nature

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Knight Inlet Lodge has a secluded, remote setting in the picturesque Glendale Cove on Knight Inlet on Vancouver Island.

Rooms at Knight Inlet Lodge

The spacious rooms have queen-sized beds, with family rooms also featuring bunk beds for children. The local alder hardwood furniture is a distinctive feature, and as well as views of the cove or the shoreline, you can also spot bears from your bedroom window.

Food & drink

Utilising the best of West Coast and continental cuisine, Knight Inlet Lodge specialises in fresh seafood, such as crabs, salmon and prawns from the glacier-fed waters of the inlet. Enjoy appetisers and drinks on deck before your meal.


There are two deck areas outside of the lodge, one complete with gas fireplace, for relaxing on warmer evenings and drinking in the views of the wilderness that surrounds.

Activities at Knight Inlet Lodge

As well as grizzly bear viewing, you can also see bald eagles or go wildlife tracking and make plaster casts of animal prints. The lodge has built a trail along the Kwalate River, providing an idyllic way to explore the ancient trees and beautiful waterfalls of the Kwalate Valley. Get out on the water on a boat tour of the scenic Glendale Cove. The knowledgeable team will advise on daily activities and how you can make the most of your visit, such as seasonal tours.

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Hotel location

Knight Inlet Lodge can be reached via a 40-minute plane journey from Vancouver to Campbell River on Vancouver Island, and then a 30-minute floatplane trip to the lodge.

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