Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is the very definition of a secret hideaway: nestled into the old-growth spruce of the Great Bear Rainforest, poised over sparkling waterways, and accessible only by helicopter or floatplane. One of the world’s first ecolodges, Nimmo Bay has built a stellar reputation for offering a high-end wilderness experience amid British Columbia’s most remote fjords and secluded beaches. Spend your days exploring from sea level to 7,000 feet—kayaking among orcas and sea lions and then soaring high into the mountains in a helicopter to hike landscapes where few have ventured. Unwind in the evenings with fresh coastal cuisine, a soak in a hot tub beneath a splashing waterfall, and plenty of music and laughter around the fire on the floating dock. This is nature as it should be experienced.
When founders Deborah and Craig Murray stumbled upon Nimmo Bay almost four decades ago, they were instantly drawn to the waterfall that spilled 5,000 feet from the top of Mount Stephens. They situated their lodge at the foot of it, and it became the centerpiece—and lifeblood—of the resort, providing pristine drinking water and, thanks to a Pelton wheel turbine, enough renewable energy to run the lodge off-grid. Nimmo Bay sources the majority of its food from nearby Vancouver Island and hires local guides. The lodge also maintains a strong bond with the people of the region; through a recent partnership with First Nation communities, guests can explore the area through the lens of its indigenous culture.
Each of our lodges has created a special complimentary experience offered exclusively to guests who visit through a National Geographic expedition. At Nimmo Bay, National Geographic guests are treated to a private sunset boating excursion. Glide to Wells Pass and Mackenzie Sound, on the lookout for marine life. As the sun sets over the mountains, watch for breaching whales and playful dolphins and enjoy a memorable meal.
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