Wednesday morning I’ll make my way to YVR Airport where I’ll board a Pacific Coastal jet bound for Campbell River on British Columbia’s Vancouver Island. From there I transfer to a Corilair float plane which will fly me up to Sailcone Grizzly Lodge (see above) on Minstrel Island, a small chunk of land on the edge of the pristine Knight Inlet (see map below).
Now for the exciting bit! From Wednesday evening through Sunday afternoon, accompanied by my own personal and experienced guide, I’ll have the opportunity to observe and hopefully photograph (fingers crossed) some of British Columbia, and Canada’s most spectacular wildlife including:
- Grizzly & Black Bears
- Orca (Killer Whales)
- Minke & Humpback Whales
- Sea Lions, Seals & White Sided Dolphins
- Bald Eagles & more!
I’ve checked on the weather tonight and it looks like it may get a little challenging as the week progresses, but regardless I am VERY excited about the prospect and can’t believe that the trip that I’ve been planning on and saving for, for years now, is almost here!
I have no idea what kind of Interweb access I’ll have from up there, but if I can get hooked in, I’ll try to post an image below each night to give you an idea of what I’m experiencing. As soon as I return, I’ll post a monster photo blog with the best of the shots I manage to capture.
In the meantime, if you’d like to find out more about the Grizzly Bear Lodge & Safari, check out their web page by clicking on the awesome image below. Here’s hoping I can come up with something like that!Image credits: All images from the Grizzly Bear Lodge & Safari website.