Knight Inlet

Knight Inlet is the largest of the major inlets in the southern part of British Columbia’s west coast. It is 111 km in length and about 2.9 km wide on average with maximum depth is 540 meters.

It is the first inlet from the south whose outflow points away from the Strait of Georgia. Knight Inlet outflows into Queen Charlotte Strait.

Grizzly Bears emerge from hibernation at Knight Inlet

Knight Inlet Wilderness

Knight Inlet is a place where the spectacular snow-capped Pacific Coastal Range comes together with the lush temperate rainforest and the mighty Pacific Ocean. It is a pristine wilderness and home to an amazing variety of wildlife.

Knight Inlet’s abundant salmon run, ideal habitat and the safety afforded by the creation of a Special Management Zone (i.e. no hunting), provides exemplary grizzly bear viewing potential. This is why we offer our grizzly tours in Knight Inlet.

Knight Inlet History

Knight Inlet has a very long and interesting history that includes the coastal First Nations, trappers, prospectors, fishers, and adventurers.

The inlet was first charted by William BroughtonGeorge Vancouver‘s second-in-command during the first part of his 1791-95 expedition, in 1792.

It was named by George VANCOUVER in 1792 after John Knight, a British naval officer.

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7 Responses to Knight Inlet

  1. Daryl says:

    What is the cost of the tour for adults?

  2. Howard Pattinson says:

    $299 per adult

  3. gloria goff says:

    how long does it take to get there by boat. if it is only a day tour it seems you wld spend a lot of time coming and going?

  4. Derek says:

    The entire excursion is approximately 9 hours. It is a 2 hour commute through spectacular coastal scenery up into Knight Inlet to a Special Management Zone where we view the bears in a protected environment.

  5. janessa MacIntyre says:

    if i wanted to be apart of the grizzly team as a tour guide what kind of steps/courses would i need to take?

  6. Lindsey says:

    Since all our tours include marine transportation, an SVOP (small vessel operator proficiency) see, for a description and dates. A marine medical course or occupational first aid level 1, MED (marine emergency duties) and radio operator (ROC -MC) are also required. There is also an assistant bear guide course, see
    A background in science/biology/tourism or even a self studied enthusiast of nature would help. We are currently using sign language with the Italians so if you know a second language it CAN be useful but not necessary.


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  7. Lindsey says:

    Wilderness First Aid is a good one to have too and also a knowledge of marine electrical systems and marine diesel engines/repair.