Hotels, Eco Escapes & Lifestyle Resorts | Unearthing the Exceptional
For travellers seeking abundant wildlife and incredible natural beauty, British Columbia’s Nimmo Bay is the kind of place of which a nature lover’s dreams are made. This intimate family-owned resort occupies a peaceful corner of the Great Bear Rainforest, an untouched swathe of cedar, hemlock and spruce – the largest intact coastal temperate rainforest in the world.
Here you’ll find some of the most spectacular wildlife in the world, spanning both land and marine species: wolves, bears, cougars, orcas, humpbacks, dolphins and rare seabirds, among others. What you won’t find is many roads, which is why arriving at Nimmo Bay (only accessible by water or air) is part of the experience.
Once here, you’ll find an almost endless array of activity options: exploring the wilderness by boat or kayak, on a hiking trail or via a beach walk, heli-fishing, hiking and skiing, rock climbing, paddle boarding, yoga or cultural experiences among the local First Nations peoples. It all adds up to an active but tranquil stay on the edge of this unforgettable wilderness.
Guests at Nimmo Bay can expect to enjoy the comforts of home, even with the resort’s remote location.
Accommodation is in one of nine private red-roofed intertidal cabins with magnificent views of the bay, or nestled beside the stream. Busy days begin with breakfasts of fresh baked pastries, homemade granola and steaming hot coffee, and lunch can be taken as a picnic in such memorable locations as a white sand beach, the edge of an old growth forest or even atop a glacier.
In the evening, cocktails are served on a floating fire dock before a three course dinner of fresh, local cuisine. For the ultimate in relaxation, there are the red cedar hot tubs, hidden away in a wooden inlet with a first-hand view of a cascading five thousand foot waterfall – the same one that provides the eco-chic resort with all its green power and sweet-tasting drinking water.
It may not be the easiest place to get to – but once here you’ll find it’s even harder to leave.
Nestled in the midst of the Great Bear Rainforest, Nimmo Bay provides a comfortably rustic accommodation in the middle of the wilderness. With 6 intertidal chalets and 3 creek side chalets, our guests enjoy their own cozy and private space, with each chalet including 2 bedrooms, spacious bathroom, living area and a small kitchen space. Our chalets are stocked with all the amenities one would desire and topped with fresh cookies and local wines. Chalets are just steps away from our 5,000 foot glacier waterfall and cider hot tubs. Here guests unwind and relax, while enjoying the refreshing glacier waters.
A short walk down the docks, brings guests to our floating lodge and fire dock. We provide family style dinning, encouraging guests to share stories and jokes around the table. Evenings finish off wrapped up in warm blankets sitting around the fire dock, stargazing and sharing music, laughs and memories.
Nimmo Bay is located at the foot of Mount Stephens, in the middle of the Great Bear Rainforest. We provide all the comforts of home, while situated in the wilderness. Our ocean view cabins contain all necessary amenities, and our spa area consists of the 2 cedar hot tubs, a rain shower, fitness area, and 2 massage rooms. We provide family style dinning in our floating lodge and fit dock.
Additionally, our all-inclusive packages include all adventure gear such as the use of: Kayaks, paddleboards, fishing gear, hiking boots & rain jackets. Don’t forget your bathing suit, as you may just want to take a dip in our natural glacier pool, or in the Pacific Ocean.
Guests of Nimmo Bay will find themselves exploring the beautiful wilderness either on land, on water, or by flying through the air in a helicopter. Nimmo Bay offers their guests an endless array of activity options including (but not exclusively) bear watching, fishing, hiking, glacier tours, beach combing, heli-hiking, heli-fishing, whale watching, old growth forest tours, paintball, rock climbing, cultural experiences, kayaking, yoga, paddle boarding, sightseeing, and more! Guests stay in their own private intertidal cabins, feast on fresh coastal cuisine, and relax in the cedar hot tubs. Nimmo Bay Guests can choose to do as much or as little as they would like, as each trip is customized to the unique desires of the group.
Nimmo Bay is an isolated resort, located on the bottom of Mount Stephens, which is in the middle of the Great Bear Rainforest, in the central coast of British Columbia, Canada. It is accessible only by air or water, as the resort itself is the only development in the area and does not have road access.
Guests of Nimmo Bay typically fly from Vancouver to Port Hardy via Pacific Coastal Airline (1 hour) or private jet. Guests are greeted in Port Hardy and flown to Nimmo Bay either by helicopter or float plane (25 minutes). Transfers from Port Hardy /Nimmo Bay are included in our all-inclusive packages.