Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort

Location: British Columbia | Canada

Price guide: £££££ More than £500 per person per night

Accessible only by air, the isolated rainforest retreat of Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort, one of National Geographic's Unique Lodges of the World, is the perfect base for exploring the natural wonders of this area by land, sea and air, as well as enjoying everything the resort has to offer, from the finest of foods to the most luxurious of beds.


Perfect forStressed out city dwellers who want to relax and recharge their batteries.
In the knowIf you need an antidote to city living, take the City Detox programme for a few days, which combines a boat tour of the Broughton Archipelago, kayaking or hiking and a range of resort activities, alongside healthy, nourishing local cuisine.

Recommended for...

  • Setting & Views
  • Off the Beaten Track
  • Wildlife & Nature
  • Water activities

Hotel Overview

Sense of place

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is tucked away in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia.

Rooms at Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort

The wood cabins are dictated by nature. The intertidal cabins were built over the movement of the tide, and have sweeping views over the bay, while the forest cabins sit in the trees by the stream, with a waterfall nearby to soothe you to sleep. Delights you’ll find in your cabin include deluxe Belgian linen bedding, local handcrafted bath products, wine from British Columbia and delicious homemade cookies and snacks.

Food & drink

At breakfast enjoy freshly-baked pastries made in the resort’s own bakery, speciality coffees and teas and a wholesome hot meal to set you up for the day. In the evening, canapés are served on the floating fire dock or in the lodge, followed by a multi-course meal inspired by the natural surroundings, such as locally-caught seafood, foraged plants and desserts such as wildflower pavlova. Or dine at the floating restaurant in the Great Bear Rainforest!

Facilities

Relax in the cedar hot tubs or the floating wood-fired sauna, or brave the cold in the waterfall plunge pool. Daily classes are offered in the yoga studio and you can let off steam in the fitness studio or unwind in the world-class spa with a massage next to the cascading waterfall.

There are guitars and other instruments for budding musicians to play, plus a bar for a drink or two and a games room to chill out in after a day's exploring. 

Activities at Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort

Choose from a range of guided wilderness adventures such as a leisurely boating excursion to explore the waterfalls and view marine wildlife, or go kayaking, paddle boarding or tubing. You can also try heli-fishing, which gives access to remote, glacier-fed rivers, or book your own helicopter to explore the natural wonders of the area, such as alpine meadows, white sand beaches, remote islands and hot springs.

Enjoy a hike along the Big Nimmo Trail, which skirts the shoreline and weaves in and out of the forest and along the beach, and venture into the heart of the stunning Great Bear Rainforest, where you may spot a bear or two. 

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Hotel location

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is only accessible by air. Due to its remote setting, there are set arrival times in the late afternoon and early evening (early arrivals cannot be accommodated). The resort can be reached via a 1-hour flight from Vancouver to Port Hardy, and guests receive a preferred rate, followed by a 20-minute floatplane transfer to Nimmo Bay. Alternatively, arrive in style directly by private floatplane from Vancouver, Victoria, Tofino or Seattle.

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