Nimmo Bay Wilderness Retreat

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Retreat


West Coast


Vancouver & Nimmo Bay


July - October, 2020 May - October, 2021 Limited Space Remaining

Experience Type

Remote Luxury, Wilderness, Adventure, Wildlife, Ocean & rainforest

Experience overview

Embark on an exclusive journey into the wilderness at Nimmo Bay Resort. Nimmo Bay’s intimate cabins float in a secluded inlet of the Great Bear Rainforest, surrounded by some of BC’s most pristine backcountry. Arrive on your private float plane then head out with your guide to explore the rainforest. An extensive variety of activities are included in your stay, ranging from bear watching to paddle boarding to just relaxing in the floating sauna! At the end of each day you'll be rewarded with fine cuisine made with the freshest local ingredients and enjoy a blazing campfire with family and friends.


Private Float Plane

Spectacular, private float plane journeys between downtown Vancouver and Nimmo Bay

Luxurious Accommodation

Nimmo's intertidal cabins appear to float on the water and have stunning views over the bay

Activities in the Backcountry

Choose from an extensive variety of activities that take place in and around the resort. Your True North Collection exclusive includes a private coastal wildlife safari

Wildlife Sightings

Coastal Safari day-trips invite guests to learn about the exceptional biodiversity of the region. With daily sightings of everything from black bears to humpback whales

Suggested Itinerary


7 Days

Best During

Late Summer

Starting From

CAD $22,000 per adult

Day 1 - Travel to Vancouver
Your journey begins with a luxury transfer to the airport and on arrival in Vancouver a private car will take you to The Fairmont Pacific Rim. Enjoy the exclusive lifestyle hotel floor where the Fairmont Gold team will greet you for a seamless check-in followed by cocktails and canapes in the lounge.

Overnight in Vancouver.
Harbour Air Seaplane over the ocean with Vancouver's Stanley Park and the setting sun behind.
Day 2 - Private Float Plane to Nimmo Bay
For the first morning of your journey The True North Collection will connect you with a hand-picked local photographer from our partners at Flytographer. This personalised photo shoot will capture some amazing memories in our beautiful city. Choose from one of the expertly curated routes for your session. Locations include atmospheric Gastown, Kitsilano Beach or amongst the living giants of Stanley Park.

This afternoon you will be escorted to the Harbour Air flight centre just metres from your hotel to enjoy a champagne reception as you check in for your spectacular private float plane to Nimmo Bay.

Touch down in Nimmo Bay, a 5-star wilderness refuge nestled in 50,000 square miles of coastal and mountain wilderness. You’ll be welcomed by your hosts and make activity plans for the next few days. After a delicious dinner gather around the fire with a sky of blazing stars overhead.

Overnight at Nimmo Bay Resort.
Paddling boarding on a glacial lake with glacier in the background from Nimmo Bay Resort
Days 3 – 5 – Personalised Adventures At Nimmo Bay
Spend the next three days exploring the wilderness and observing the resident wildlife surrounding Nimmo Bay. You might choose from paddle boarding alongside dolphins and other marine life, observing black bears from a kayak, or hiking up the Big Nimmo Trail to explore the shorelines, rainforest trails, waterfalls and rivers.

Included in this experience is an exclusive full day, Coastal Wildlife Safari arranged just for you. This tour takes you further afield, to explore the magnificent ocean wilderness of coastal British Columbia by boat and can be tailored specifically to your interests. You may wish to explore the Broughton Archipelago on the look-out for whales or go fishing for wild Pacific salmon. You could choose to include a visit to a marine research station, explore a secluded coastal beach, or pick a sheltered bay to go kayaking. For lunch you’ll be taken to a scenic location where you can admire the view and enjoy a gourmet picnic along with a beer or two.

Each evening, warm up in the cedar-sided hot tubs or at the floating sauna, enjoy gourmet meals and drift off to the soundtrack of the great outdoors.

Overnight at Nimmo Bay Resort.
Couple enjoying a private culinary dining experience on a rocky ocean outcrop near Nimmo Bay Resort
Day 6 – Private Float Plane to Vancouver
Savour the remote scenery and tranquility of Nimmo Bay, as you head out for a final day of guided activities. Enjoy a delicious lunch with your hosts before you depart the lodge in the late afternoon.

Board your chartered float plane in Nimmo Bay and take another opportunity to see British Columbia’s spectacular coastal scenery from the air. On arrival in Vancouver, a driver will be waiting to assist you with your luggage and take you to the Fairmont Pacific Rim Gold Floor.

Overnight in Vancouver.
Day 7 – Depart from Vancouver
After breakfast in the Gold Floor lounge, we recommend you spend a leisurely morning strolling along the Vancouver harbourfront, just steps from your hotel. After check-out, you’ll be taken by private car to the Vancouver airport, in time for your flight home. We will arrange for you to be driven home in comfort.

The True North Collection Difference​

  • Door to door service for our guests
  • Private float plane journeys between Vancouver and Nimmo Bay with a champagne reception
  • Flytographer photo session during your stay in Vancouver
  • Tailor-made wilderness experiences
  • Seamless support throughout your journey from our legendary destination specialists and concierge team
  • Hand picked suppliers and experiences from our decades of experience in Canadian travel

Nimmo Bay

100 Little Nimmo Bay
Mackenzie Sound
Mount Waddington, BC

Included in your adventure:

  • 6 nights of luxury accommodation
  • Private airport transfers between your home, airports, and hotels
  • Private float plane transfers between Vancouver and Nimmo Bay
  • Champagne welcome at the Vancouver float plane terminal
  • Flytographer photo session at a location of your choice in Vancouver
  • 2 breakfasts, canapes and desserts at the Vancouver Fairmont Pacific Rim

At Nimmo Bay:

  • All meals: three-course breakfasts, gourmet picnic lunches, four-course dinners
  • All house alcohol, wine and beer
  • Full day private boat safari
  • All resort-inclusive guided activities
  • Use of the hot tubs, gym and resort amenities (kayaks, paddle boards, etc.)
  • Adventure gear including: hiking boots, rain jackets, rain pants, wetsuits, fleece pants, wool socks and open water storm suits

About your accommodation:

Fairmont Pacific Rim: Located amidst the bustling downtown, while offering spectacular mountain and harbour views, this urban-resort features touches of art, music and fashion woven throughout, award-winning restaurants and bars, rooftop pool. We’ve included accommodation on the Gold Floor, including private check-in, dedicated concierge, Gold Floor lounge, and breakfast.

Nimmo Bay Resort is an intimate, luxury fly-in wilderness lodge, located in the southern Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia. You’ll stay in one of nine spacious-yet-cozy cabins, carefully built around a cascading waterfall supplying both clean drinking water and green energy. Enjoy the cedar hot tub, floating sauna, kayaks & paddleboards, and games room. With a high staff-to-guest ratio, you’ll enjoy the highest level of personalised service and expertly guided daily activities. Cuisine is seasonally and sustainably sourced from the freshest local ingredients, and is as much a part of the experience as your daily adventures.

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