Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort
Nimmo Bay Resort
Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada
At a Glance
The ultimate Canadian wilderness experience yet in complete comfort in breath-taking surroundings
The wilderness is your oyster, take to the water in search of bears and whales or forage for sea kelp or help to haul in crab
Adventure by helicopter to untouched beaches, lunch on a glacier or tranquil fishing spots
Enjoy fine dining surrounded by an intimate group of fellow guests, then tell tales of the days adventures around a warming outdoor fire
Retreat to an intertidal cabin and wake to views of the inlet and perhaps a passing black bear foraging off the pebble beach
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The resort is open from May to October each year and offer a variety of packages. The helicopter packages run from mid July through to the end of October
Spring and fall are often warm and pleasant but rainfall can be heavy, particularly on the coast. Summers (June to September) are mostly dry and sunny with warm temperatures.
To start planning your vacation to Nimmo Bay Resort
From the peaks of the BC coastal mountains to the Pacific Ocean below, the intimate Nimmo Bay offers an all-encompassing world class wilderness adventure. Choose from heli-ventures, marine adventures or a combination of the two.
Whether you are traveling as a couple or with the family, Nimmo Bay has an experience for everyone. This exclusive tiny resort offers just nine cosy cabins ensuring that every guest is individually looked after and given every opportunity to have the time of their life.
Nimmo Bay is only accessible by helicopter or seaplane. A 25-minute flight from Port Hardy brings you into the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest with 30000 square miles of pristine wilderness as your playground. This is the place to reconnect with nature and get away from the real world. Guests can't help but unwind here with a plethora of activities on offer to sooth yet stimulate the mind and body.
From May to mid July the resort concentrates on offering wilderness, wildlife, cultural and helicopter adventure stays. Perfect for the whole family, the helicopter adventures bring you in touch with glaciers, mountain tops, forgotten beaches, remote islands, waterfalls and pristine lakes.
The yoga studio, spa, fitness room and hot tubs next to the waterfall allow you to recharge, retreat, relax and renew.
From mid July to the end of October, while this is a great time for marine and coastal wildlife, this is also the perfect time to focus your vacation on fishing, with fly fishing and fishing heli adventures coming to the fore. Whether you are an accomplished fisher or just starting out, the experienced guides will fly you to over 50 isolated rivers and streams with ease, allowing you to always be where the fish are. Your helicopter stays with you all day to make this possible. Nimmo Bay has a catch and release policy for all fresh water fishing.
Remember though Nimmo Bay isn't just about the fishing. With so many more activities on offer, even if fishing is not your thing, there are plenty of wonderful activities for you to do.
Kayak or paddle board out to look for eagles, bears or seals. Choose a marine adventure to spy Orca and Humpback whales and Sealions. Take a helicopter trip onto the glacier for a picnic lunch, hike the beautiful Nimmo Bay trail along the coastline or snorkel in the shallows.
In the evenings, linger over wonderful fresh local cuisine prepared by the skilled chef and team. Enjoy fine BC wines, a liqueur or cocktail then talk of adventures before retiring for a well earned sleep. Or perhaps head out to sit around the fire pit wrapped in cosy blankets and looking up to the star filled sky.
Although it is possible to escape to Nimmo Bay just for a day or two, to fully appreciate the wonder and special nature of a stay here we recommend an absolute minimum of three nights stay.
The resort offers nine cosy cabins; six intertidal and three forest.The intertidal cabins have two bedrooms as well as breathtaking views of the bay, the forest cabins are located next to the stream and nestled into the trees, also with two bedrooms.
All cabins have been constructed with the environment in mind and all feature home made cookies, wine, complimentary minibar, coffee and specialty teas, cotton bathrobes and slippers, Egyptian cotton linens, BOSE iPod dock and umbrellas. Other little extras include a Nimmo Bay water bottle (to keep) and daily turndown service. All cabins also offer a living room area with couch as well as an outdoor seating area to enjoy the wonderful clear air.
Children are welcomed at Nimmo Bay Resort and are well looked after. Due to the nature of the resort and the activities on offer, it is more suited to children over the age of 6 years.
Cosy lodge lounge with dining room, full service bar, instruments for guest use, floating fire dock, games room with poker table, pool/snooker table, board games, satellite TV, complimentary self serve mini bar and wood stove, gift shop, two cedar hot tubs, waterfall plunge pool, outdoor rain shower, fitness room, spa, satellite phone and limited wireless internet.
The resort offers a huge number of activities and packages to suit every guest. These include kayaking, paddle boarding, bear watching, whale watching, cultural tours, museum visits, survivalist courses, hiking, rock climbing, fly fishing, snorkeling and yoga. The resort also specializes in helicopter adventures taking in the vast 30000 square miles of beautiful wilderness it is set in. Their guides will take you to glaciers, mountain tops, old growth forests, white sand beaches, waterfalls, pristine lakes, remote islands, hot springs, isolated rivers, and cultural museums.
For those who like to fish, the resort offers heli fishing. Their guides will take you to isolated streams with an abundance of pacific salmon (Coho, Chinook, Sockeye, Pinks) Steelhead and trout (Dolly Varden, Rainbow, Cutthroat). Heli fly fishing is also available for experienced or novice fishers.
Lucie Polwin (Staff)
As you fly into Nimmo Bay you instantly get the feeling that you have arrived somewhere special. Nestled in the Great Bear Rainforest, you are truly in the Canadian wilderness. The staff strike the perfect balance of being attentive but not intrusive. Your activities each day are very much tailored to your interests so that you get the most out of your time there and the canaps and 3 course dinner each evening are an event in themselves.
Day 1 - Nimmo Bay - 3 night/4 day package
A float plane will whisk you into the heart of the pristine nature of Canada's Great Bear Rainforest, for a stay at the exclusive Nimmo Bay Resort where wilderness and wildlife adventures await!
Day 2 - Nimmo Bay - 3 night/4 day package
After tucking into a delicious breakfast you can head out on your first adventure, wherever your mood takes you - head along one of the many spectacular hiking trails through the forest or take one of the kayaks for a paddle alongside dolphins.
Day 3 - Nimmo Bay - 3 night/4 day package
Today you may wish to have one of Nimmo Bay's helicopters at your disposal! Reach remote glaciers where you can find paddleboards waiting and discover mountain lakes where an impressive picnic is set up ready for your arrival.
Day 3 - Nimmo Bay - 3 night/4 day package
Today you will have one of Nimmo Bay's helicopters at your disposal! Reach remote glaciers where you can find paddleboards waiting and discover mountain lakes where an impressive picnic is set up ready for your arrival.
Day 4 - Nimmo Bay - 3 night/4 day package
Your final morning gives you plenty of time to enjoy a final adventure or something a little more relaxing. Make the most of your time and indulge in a soothing yoga class out on the pontoon, surrounded by forests and calming waters.
Heli Adventures at Nimmo Bay
50,000 Square miles of wilderness are yours to explore on this awe inspiring adventure. Your own private helicopter for the day can take you for walks along deserted white sand beaches, for lunch on a glacier or hiking along mountain tops.
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from $11700 pp 9 nights
- Enjoy a number of varied adventurous activities including wildlife watching, surfing, fishing, heli-excursions and nature hikes
- Fantastic activities and wildlife viewing at Nimmo Bay - look out for orcas, dolphins and bears!
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Location & directions
Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, Canada
Nimmo Bay Resort is only accessible by air. Located on the mainland of British Columbia although guests have to travel to Port Hardy on Vancouver Island for transportation over the resort.
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