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Great Bear Rainforest

5 days

The Luxury Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort

Our Distinctive A+R Style

+ With charter flights and exclusive adventures all included, we make it easy to experience the remote and pristine luxury of Nimmo Bay.
+ Embark on a full-day Coastal Safari to go in search of grizzlies, black bears and whales in this vast tract of coastal temperate forest.
+ Savor fine Pacific Northwest cuisine freshly prepared with locally sourced and foraged fare - enhanced by complimentary house wines.
+ Delight in the wild beauty of Nimmo Bay - from our unique floating dock with its firepit or in a cedar hot tub out by the waterfall.
+ Complete your stay with a variety of other included adventures by land and water.
+ All gratuities are prepaid including all transfer services in Vancouver and throughout your stay at Nimmo Bay.

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On arrival, you’ll be met by our friendly airport staff and chauffeured to the Fairmont Pacific Rim where a Deluxe Room has been reserved for you.


After a leisurely morning, our car and driver will take you to the airport for our charter flight to Port Hardy at the northern end of Vancouver Island. It’s a thrilling journey that takes you over the forested islands of the Broughton Archipelago and surrounding mountains. From Port Hardy, a chartered floatplane brings you deep into the coastal wilderness of British Columbia. Touching down in Nimmo Bay, you’ll discover our luxury wilderness resort where 9 spacious and private cabins are nestled either at water’s edge or in the forest by a pristine waterfall and stream. Throughout your stay at Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort, you can choose from a variety of included adventures and activities. Come mealtime, you’ll sit down to Pacific Northwest cuisine skillfully prepared with locally caught seafood, foraged plants, carefully-sourced pasture-raised British Columbia meats, and ingredients from the kitchen’s own organic garden.  Meals B+D

Awake this morning in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest, one of the largest intact coastal temperate forests left in the world, and get set for the adventure of a lifetime.  No two Coastal Safaris are ever the same; they’re tailored by experienced nature guides to account for the day’s weather, wildlife behavior and the interests of our guests. But the area is renowned for its biodiversity, highlighted by the black bears and grizzly bears that come to feast on the abundant sources of food. Setting out this morning with other guests and an experienced wilderness guide, your Coastal Safari will find you exploring by boat and land – keeping your eyes open for animal sightings along the way and learning much as you venture deeper into the pristine wilderness.
Throughout the season from May to October, black bears are often spotted along the rocky shoreline – emerging from the forest, ambling along the beach, or foraging for crab, starfish and other delicacies. Autumn is the peak grizzly-viewing time as this iconic Canadian animal follows the returning salmon to the local rivers.
Your Coastal Safari includes a gourmet picnic lunch and use of kayaks and paddle boards; there might also be opportunity for fishing, learning to forage wild foods, or visiting local sites like museums and research stations. All gear is included from hiking boots and rain jackets to wetsuits, rods and lures.
The waters of British Columbia are also famed for whale watching, and today’s Coastal Safari offers a chance to observe several species. Humpback whales can be spotted throughout the season. Orcas tend to follow the salmon, appearing in the waters around Nimmo Bay from early July well into September.  Back at the resort, you’ll sit down to another delightful dinner accompanied by complimentary house wine, beer, spirits and other beverages.  Meals B+L+D

This morning, A+R guests will enjoy a private outing with one of the resort’s expert wilderness guides. Depending upon your personal interests and taste for adventure, you might go paddle boarding in a sheltered cove as you watch for bears, seals and eagles. Or how about kayaking through the coastal islands to find yourself at the resort’s unique floating sauna? A privately guided forest walk or beachcombing are other outings you might consider.

In the afternoon, our luxury resort and all of its amenities and included activities are yours to enjoy. You can join a guided group excursion, perhaps a nature hike along the Big Nimmo Trail that winds in and out of the temperate forest along the beach. Or you might simply delight in this pristine wilderness setting – maybe with other guests on the floating dock with its fire pit, soaking in a cedar hot tub by the waterfall, or just lounging on your private terrace. Again, finely prepared farm-to-table Pacific Northwest cuisine is enhanced by complimentary house wines and cocktails. Meals B+L+D


Morning at Nimmo Bay + Back to Vancouver

Take this final morning to simply relax and enjoy the wilderness, or join your fellow resort guests for another guided excursion by foot, kayak or paddle board. All of Nimmo Bay’s amenities are yours to enjoy until mid afternoon when a chartered floatplane will take you back to Port Hardy; on arrival, you will be assisted with your transfer to our charter flight to Vancouver, where you can connect with your homeward flight.  Meals B+L
[Please Note: Your return flight from Vancouver to the U.S. should be booked for 8:00pm or later. If you wish, we can arrange for an overnight at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel with chauffeured roundtrip transfers.]

Extend Your Stay at Nimmo Bay
+ Our 6-day Journey with 4 nights at Nimmo Bay from $9,999
+ Our 9-day Journey with 7 nights at Nimmo Bay from $14,999

With all meals; house wines, beer + spirits; and a variety of included activities by land + water



A+R’s Exclusive Added Value  

+ We include all 4 roundtrip charter flights between Vancouver, Port Hardy and Nimmo Bay
+ Enjoy a full-day Coastal Safari with an expert naturalist guide to search for black bears, grizzlies and whales
+ We include all resort gratuities
+ We include a prepaid Fishing License

Enhance Your Stay  

In addition to the many included activities at Nimmo Bay, we’re pleased to offer a variety of other experiences to enhance your stay. Surrounded by 50,000 square miles of wilderness, Helicopter Adventures are a great way to explore farther afield. With expert Pilot Guides, you can explore distant waterfalls and glaciers. Or helicopter-in to hike, fish, kayak and paddle board deep in the wilderness far from civilization. A complete Spa Menu is also available including Nimmo Bay’s exclusive day-long Wild Within Wellness Experience. Guided culinary adventures focused on foraged foods are another unique way to enrich your stay! Please note that advance booking is required for some of these additional activities.


Save $600 per couple + $300 solo on all of our Small Group, Small Ship and Private Journeys when you book and pay-in-full within 7 days of booking and prior to the final payment date listed in our published terms and conditions.

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