Knight Inlet cuts eighty miles through the remote Coast Range of Mountains to the head of Knight Inlet, and Mt. Waddington, the highest mountain located totally within British Columbia.
To the west of this vast wilderness area is Kingcome Inlet, Tribune Channel, Bond Sound, Thompson Sound, Fife Sound, and numerous other sounds and channels. Islands in the region include Gilford, Village, Turnour, Minstrel and Cracroft Islands.
The Knight Inlet area is a true west coast adventure, with great towering mountains rising straight out of the sea, cascading waterfalls and waterslides, and a history rich in native culture.
Covering the central and north coast of British Columbia, from Knight Inlet to the Alaskan border, the Great Bear Rainforest contains the largest tract of contiguous ancient temperate rainforest left on Earth. This temperate rainforest supports Canada’s largest grizzly bears, the rare white spirit bear and thousands of genetically unique races of Pacific salmon.
Knight Inlet is prime black bear and grizzly bear habitat, bald eagles, orcas and other wildlife are abundant, fishing is superb, and the river system supports a phenomenal fall salmon run. Needless to say, the opportunities for nature photography in Knight Inlet are superb.
Tucked deep in the towering Coast Mountains is Grizzly Bear Lodge And Safari, a premier bear and wildlife viewing lodge.
Location: Accessible only by boat or float plane, the mostly uninhabited Knight Inlet is located due north of Johnstone Strait and the small communities of Telegraph Cove and Sayward / Kelsey Bay on Vancouver Island. Two hours by speedboat from Telegraph Cove or a half-hour floatplane flight from Campbell River over the islands dotting scenic Johnstone Strait drops visitors into the heart of the Knight Inlet wilderness. Campbell River on Vancouver Island is accessible from the Vancouver and Victoria International Airports.