Escape into the wilderness and rejuvenate your soul with nature. This Raincoast Retreat package is for those who are looking to get away from the city and enjoy some down time in The Great Bear Rainforest. A great escape for couples, families, or even a group of friends looking for the chance to reconnect without everyday life getting in the way.
During the late spring, this rainforest comes alive with a hive of activity. This is when migratory animals and birds come back to the area, bears wake up from hibernation and the forest renews in anticipation for the arrival of summer. Contrary to the hectic noise levels found in nearby urban centres such as Vancouver and Seattle, the symphony of spring at Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is calm and peaceful.
This package, offered in May and June, gives guests the chance to relax in their own private cabins, soak up the calm of the floating lodge, melt in the hot tubs located next to the onsite waterfall, and, of course, enjoy our inspiring and abundant west coast cuisine. Guests also have the choice to add on as many activities and adventures as they would like.
“This is an absolutely amazing time to be in the Great Bear Rainforest. Between the incredible food and the relaxing environment we offer, guests won’t have any desire – or need – to check in with the office.”
–Fraser Murray Owner & Operating Manager
$1,600 per person, per day (2018 rate)
Inclusions: Round-trip floatplane transfers from Port Hardy Airport (on scheduled travel days of Mondays and Thursdays; transfers on days other than Mondays and Thursday will be an additional cost), accommodation in a private cabin, 3 gourmet meals per day and house wine, spirits and local beer.
Does not include: Taxes, fishing licenses, massage and spa services, activities (hiking, paddle boarding, kayaking, fishing etc.), helicopter trips, boating trips, premium alcohols or gratuities.
*Minimum double occupancy
*Minimum 3 night stay, package offered from May 1st – June 30th
*Taxes and gratuities not included
*Please note that arrival times into Nimmo Bay are scheduled for the late-afternoon/early-evening on the first day of your trip (depending on the time of year), whether you are arriving by helicopter or floatplane. Cabin check-out time is at 11 am on the final day of your trip, however, departure times out of Nimmo Bay are generally scheduled for the afternoon.
Add-on Activity Options
For those guests looking for more adventure, we welcome you to add on activities throughout your stay. All activities can be tailored to the guest’s comfort levels and experience. With the exception of the helicopter day trips, it is not necessary to pre-book activities, as this can be decided upon arriving at Nimmo Bay.
*Activities cannot be pre planned and are dependant on weather and what wildlife are in the area. While it is very likely you will see an abundance of wildlife this is never guaranteed. Our guides create the itinerary at Nimmo Bay and will inform our guests what the day’s adventure will include. Adventure plans cannot be arranged or planned by our guest’s and all activities are subject to change.
Enjoy a yoga class in our dedicated studio. We offer daily classes for people of all levels to stretch out before or after adventures and activities.
Rate: $25 per class
Relax with a therapeutic treatment in one of our gorgeous new massage spaces. Whether you are in the cedar room perched above the beach, or in the cascade room located next to the waterfall you will melt away as our experience practitioners work out your tensions and bring your body into balance. See our Spa Menu, here.
Half or full day guided kayaking trips for you to explore the coastal islands of the Broughton Archipelago.
Rate: $60 per person, half day excursion
Guided Hikes Through the Great Bear Rainforest:
The beautiful Big Nimmo Trail runs across the shoreline, in and out of the forest and along the beach. Enjoy a morning hike or set aside an afternoon to discover the waterfalls and rivers just up the bank from the resort.
Rate: $25 per person, up to 3 hours
Stand-up Paddle Boarding Adventures:
Connect with Mother Nature as you paddle along the serene shores watching for bears, seals, and eagles.
Rate: $60 per person, half day excursion
Private Boat Adventure:
Join Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort’s owner and guide, Fraser Murray, and his team as he personalizes a memorable all-day journey for you through the Broughton Archipelago. Fraser grew up in the Broughtons and has over 33 years of experience exploring and guiding in these areas. He loves to share his stories and the hidden treasures found amongst this incredible terrain. Boat excursions may include: wildlife viewing for bears (black bear or grizzly bears) and marine life (orca whales, humpback whales, Pacific-white sided dolphins, sea lions), cultural tours, old growth forest hikes, kayaking, and more.
Rate: $1,850 per (2018)
(Rates based on a minimum of 3 guests, additional $500 per person for groups over 3)
Experience the West Coast from an incredible vantage point. This tailor-made adventure takes you soaring from lush river valleys all the way up to heavenly mountaintop glaciers. At Nimmo Bay, our helicopter adventures have earned a reputation for excellence.
2018 rates: 2 people – $5,725 per day, 3-6 people – $9,895 per day