The lodge is accessible only by helicopter or floatplane from the town of Port Hardy on Vancouver Island. Arrivals and departures must be scheduled for either Monday or Thursday. To reach Port Hardy, travel to the Vancouver airport, arriving prior to 1:00 p.m. in order to catch the Nimmo Bay charter flight; or fly via private aircraft. A helicopter or floatplane will be waiting at Port Hardy to transport you on the 20-minute flight to Nimmo Bay (additional cost).
Due to its remote location, the lodge has taken extra precautions to ensure the health and safety of guests. Two staff members are trained Emergency Medical Technicians, and in the event of a medical emergency, medi-vac by helicopter is available to Port McNeill or Port Hardy, both within a 20-minute ride.
Because Nimmo Bay Resort is located in a rainforest, guests should come prepared for the chance of rain. July through September are typically the warmest and driest months; expect downpours in June and October.
Due to floatplane and helicopter load restrictions, each guest is limited to one duffle bag weighing 30 lb or less; however, the lodge supplies much of the attire and equipment you’ll need, including hiking boots, rain gear, open-water storm suits, fleece pants, wool socks, waders, stream boots, stream belts, spin fishing rods, fishing lures and flies, and wet suits. It is recommended that guests bring comfortable walking shoes, a swimsuit, and layered clothing—both active and casual wear—for chilly and unpredictable weather.
Because of Nimmo Bay’s intimate size, it is perfect for large families who would like to rent the entire resort, as well as smaller families looking for a quiet place to connect. Activities such as fishing, rafting, whale-watching, kayaking, and helicopter rides are well suited for families and can be catered to younger children’s needs. Children age two and under are welcome at Nimmo Bay free of charge, and child care is available at additional cost.
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