Your dude ranch vacation begins as the ranch still slumbers…
Starting at $250 per person per night
MacKenzie Sound, Area A (Seymour Inlet/Knight Inlet), Regional District of Mount Waddington, British Columbia, Canada
Starting at $2,000 per person per night
Nimmo Bay Resort is a remote luxury wilderness retreat offering world-renowned customized experiences. If you can imagine it, their team can make it happen. The resort is located within one of the largest intact coastal temperate forests in the world, the Great Bear Rainforest. Along this vast and wild section of BC’s coast, a wonderful array of wildlife lives amongst a variety of ever-changing landscape. Accessible by floatplane or helicopter, the remote setting offers an unparalleled stage for the ultimate vacation.
Unique Features: The area is known for its biodiversity and abundant food supply including impressive, annual salmon runs, which in turn attract both black bears and grizzly bears to gather and feast. On the Coastal Safari day-trips, guests are invited to learn about the diversity of marine life, mammals, birds, plants and trees that call this region home.
Accommodations: There are nine spacious-yet-cozy cabins all carefully constructed with the surrounding environment and the comfort of guests in mind. Both cabin types, intertidal and forest, offer stunning wilderness views in a tranquil setting, allowing guests to relax and recharge after a day of outdoor adventure. In the green-peaked forest cabins, located close to the stream, guests will fall asleep to the sound of the nearby cascading waterfall. These four-room units have a living area, a washroom and two bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the Intertidal cabins which have red-peaked roofs and offer views over the bay where guests can watch the rise and fall of the tide. These four-room units have a living area, a washroom and two bedrooms; one with a king-size bed and one with either a king or queen-size bed.
Dining: Within this ecologically significant environment, guests seek an intimate journey in one of the largest remaining intact temperate rainforests. The sustainably minded and environmentally conscious culinary philosophy is focused around the pristine landscapes of coastal British Columbia. The modern Pacific Northwest menu emphasizes clean, fresh flavors based on locally caught seafood, foraged plants, and produce carefully sourced from selected Certified Organic farmers.
Activities: Discover the wilderness and wildlife at Nimmo Bay’s doorstep, amongst the magnificent Great Bear Rainforest. Explore the surrounding area by foot, kayak, and paddleboard, or venture further with Coastal Safari and Helicopter Day Trip enhancements, offering guests access to 50,000-square-miles of breathtaking landscapes and unparalleled nature. Customized activities may include rainforest hiking, morning yoga sessions, and warming up in the cedar-sided hot tubs or at the floating sauna.
Spa & Fitness: At Nimmo Bay, you will be wonderfully immersed in the coastal rainforest of British Columbia, with transforming spa treatments, and memorable experiences designed to bring your mind and body into balance. This is a wellness retreat unlike any other. Inspired by the mountains, rainforest and ocean, all of the offerings are deeply rooted in nature. Nimmo Bay’s wellness professionals will support you on your personal journey, with a retreat that can be crafted to suit your individual needs.
Location: Nimmo Bay is located in the Southern Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, Canada. Accessible by air, the resort is the only development in the area and there is no road access. They are truly a remote experience and getting to Nimmo Bay is all a part of the adventure! There are set arrival and departure times which take place in the late afternoon and early evening. Transfers in and out of the lodge are not included in the Nimmo Bay packages.
Closest Airport: Vancouver, BC to Port Hardy & Nimmo Bay
Children’s Programs: Yes. They offer nanny services if they are pre-booked and will also do educational children’s programs.
Pet Friendly: No, unfortunately pets are not allowed.
Weddings: Yes. They do offer elopements and small wedding packages under their ‘Romance In the Wild’ trip enhancement.
Meetings: Nimmo Bay Resort has been hosting business groups and corporate retreats since opening in the early 1980s. With almost 40 years of welcoming industry leaders and their colleagues, the team has gained a reputation for providing extraordinary experiences, seamless organization and personalized service. The resort is tucked into the 21-million-acre Great Bear Rainforest, one of the largest coastal temperate rainforests left in the world, at the foot of snow-capped mountains.
Extra Info: Nimmo Bay Resort was incorporated in October of 1980. The lodge was purchased as an old float house on a new float, and was towed to Port McNeill from Scott Cove on Gilford Island. The rebuilding of the lodge started in the winter of 1980 and was completed on April 28th, 1981, and towed into Nimmo Bay on the mainland of BC, on May 1st, 1981. The first guests arrived in June of the same year.