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Sitting within 30000 square miles of pristine wilderness, glacier-capped mountains, the ocean and misty evergreens, the family owned and run Nimmo Bay Resort offers a first class wilderness adventure in British Columbia..
The Resort is so remote it is only accessible by seaplane or helicopter which departs from Port Hardy and takes you into the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest.
There are just nine wood cabins at the resort, each with two bedrooms and all overlooking the crystalline lake. Choose from a Steamside Cabin and be lulled into a state of relaxation by the sound of the nearby cascading waterfall, or opt for an Intertidal Cabin which rises and falls with the tide beneath. Thoughtful touches, such as homemade cookies and truffles, as well as stainless steel Nimmo Bay water bottles for guests to take home with them, complete the experience.
Foodies will not be disappointed at Nimmo Bay Resort. Breakfast consists of freshly baked pastries, homemade Nimmo Bay granola with fresh fruit and yoghurt, as well as coffee, teas, homemade smoothies and fresh squeezed juices. Lunch is served at a different location every day; find yourself picnicking at the beach, a lake or the forest edge. Enjoy dinner in the cosy dining room or atop the floating deck outside, where a fresh coastal three course meal will be served.
There are a variety of activities to enjoy in and around the resort. At the Resort itself you can take yoga classes on the open floating dock, in the studio, on the beach or in the forest. The fitness room is great for a work out, providing weights, treadmills and stationary bikes. Relax in one of the two hot tubs next to the waterfall or enjoy a fantastic massage after an exhausting day.
Take a guided kayaking trip to explore the coastal islands or find yourself paddle boarding, observing seals, bears and eagles as you go. For the more adventurous guests there is the beautiful Big Nimmo hiking trail which runs through the forest, along the beach, passing waterfalls and rivers or hike the 5500' Mount Stevens. Furthermore you can try yourself in Rock Climbing, guided by a professional instructor or visit pristine lakes brimming with wild salmon during a heli-fishing tour.
Why we love it
Mid July until the end of October is a great time to observe marine and coastal wildlife.
Will, Original Traveller