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Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is the very definition of a secret hideaway, nestled into the old growth forests of British Columbia's Great Bear Rainforest.

Nimmo Bay Resort in Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia, covers a range from sea level to 13,000ft with access to 50,000 square miles of coastal wilderness – it is a safe and opulent haven away from the uncertainty of the world’s current situation. Whether it be adventure seeking you are after or simply looking for pure relaxation, or maybe you would like a customized blend of both worlds. Nimmo Bay will deliver upon and exceed all expectations from the moment you step foot on their property. 

Imagine a resort so secluded and deeply nestled in nature, that one must charter themselves into the wilderness? You will step off the plane and immediately take in the freshness of the crisp mountain air, and taste the salty cool ocean water breeze on your tongue. You will witness eagles flying overhead and succumb to the scent of nearby cedar trees rapturing your senses. Feeling the weight of the world starting to already slowly lift off of your shoulders, you arrive at Nimmo Bay’s Resort promising once-in-a-lifetime adventures and much needed, well-deserved R&R.

 

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Nine cabins in tranquil settings await couples, families, or groups (accommodations can sleep up to 18 people) with the choice of ocean or forest facing views – both equally as breathtaking. Each cabin features two bedrooms, one bathroom, one lounge area and an outdoor seating space. Every guest is allocated two team members whom stand by to pamper, serve with utmost care and provide undivided attention. As added bonuses, you will also find the cabins have been stocked with homemade cookies and snacks, local red and white wines, quality coffee and teas, a complimentary mini-bar, and two stainless steel Nimmo Bay water bottles to take home. 

 

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Nimmo Bay encourages their guests to take advantage of all they have to offer because life is meant to be lived and enjoyed to the fullest extent. Treat yourself to their custom-built Finnish-like floating sauna that requires a quick paddleboard or kayak trip to get to. Indulge in a massage to the sound of singing birds and rushing waterfalls. Get a full body eucalyptus and sea salt scrub from one of their holistic wellness experts. Relax and soak your bones in cedar hot tubs located at the base of a cascading waterfall. Immerse yourself and feel at one with nature under their outdoor rain shower. Wellness activities such as yoga and yoga clothing from Your Yoga Shop are also included. 

“Visiting the sauna dock is often built into a wellness-themed day. There is the opportunity to picnic on the dock as well, have a bonfire, or take a guided outdoor yoga class. Our guests have really taken to the truly magical experience of being so immersed in the wilderness, while allowing them a chance to focus on their wellbeing,” Nimmo Bay’s spokesperson, Beth Mosby, told Lonely Planet. 

 

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Perhaps you may find yourself drawn to a hike along Big Nimmo Trail. Or if you are looking for something more vigorous, try tackling a hike up 5500ft Mount Stevens where you will be treated to views of snowcapped peaks and old-growth forests. Guided helicopter tours will show you the raw beauty of 10,000 year old glaciers. Ethically fly-fish with their catch and release program. Stand-up paddleboard with friendly frolicking seals. Whale-watch and kayak as a day trip with a gourmet picnic in tow. Get close glimpses of black bears and grizzlies in their natural habitats. Further experience the culture by booking a Coastal Safari day trip to nearby Echo Bay and Telegraph Cove. 

Palates that appreciate the finer tastes in life will be swept away by Nimmo Bay’s world-class culinary offerings. Feast on wild vegetation, wild pacific salmon, spot prawns, dungeness and uni crabs. Book a full-day culinary experience where you will be exclusively taught by leading food experts how to dive for sea urchins and forage for salal berries, mushrooms and seaweed. Polish up and improve your skills as they teach you valuable cooking and mixology lessons. 

 

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Family-owned Nimmo Bay humbly started off as a quaint fishing lodge in June of 1981, established by Craig and Deborah Murray – two life-long respectful lovers of nature. Expanding through the years to eventually become what it is today which is a sustainable, eco-friendly, adventure and relaxation resort. It is currently managed by their oldest son, Fraser Murray and his wife Becky. 

Nimmo Bay prides itself on being consciously sustainable and environmentally proactive, leaving a very minimal footprint. Having received notable awards from the province due to their efforts, they depend on water powered electricity systems and solar energy to run over 80% of their establishment. They support local farms, use local products, compost, recycle and cut out excess waste, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote renewable energy, they are involved with fin-fishing activism and funding pivotal wildlife research. Most respectively, they assisted in B.C.’s decision to finally ban the hunting of grizzly bears as a trophy sport by offering hunters trips for two to their resort in exchange for their coveted license. 

After months of having been closed for the first part of 2020, Nimmo Bay had re-opened their doors on July 6th, welcoming with open arms and hearts, domestic travellers within Canada.

 

Open between May – October, Nimmo Bay offers the choice of 3, 4 or 7 nights stay with arrivals and departures slated on Mondays and Thursdays. Daily rates vary depending on the season however, they start from $1495 per adult and $1120 per child. Are you ready to “dive, climb, soar, and reset?” – visit their website to start planning at www.nimmobay.com

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