Most people don’t think of Canada when they think of a rainforest. However, the Pacific coast of Canada is home to one of the world’s most pristine and untouched temperate rainforests. The Great Bear Rainforest is part of the larger Pacific temperate rainforest ecoregion, which is the largest coastal temperate rainforest in the world. Tucked on the edge of this rainforest is a luxury resort that offers an incredible opportunity to explore this unique remote destination.
A Luxury Resort in the Great Bear Rainforest
If you want to seamlessly blend a remote, nature-inspired escape with luxury wellness and fine culinary experiences, Nimmo Bay is the resort for you. The adventure will start even before you arrive at their remote location, as you board either a private float plane or helicopter to reach the resort.
When you arrive at the wilderness lodge, you will be blown away by the stunning setting where the forest meets the ocean. You’ll quickly settle into the stillness as you breathe in the fresh, cedar-scented air. The resort offers unique amenities you likely haven’t seen anywhere else, like a floating sauna dock and a cedar hot tub that allows you to unwind with tranquil, 360-degree views.
No two experiences are the same at Nimmo Bay Resort. Your EXP experience manager will help you put together your own customized itinerary, which can include anything from yoga, water sports, hiking, destination picnics, helicopter trips or even a wildlife safari. Completely relax and de-stress at the luxury spa, which offers a variety of massages, eucalyptus and sea salt body scrubs and even guided breathwork sessions.
As your day unfolds, enjoy multi-course gourmet meals that are a wild occasion all to themselves. You can sit back and enjoy the process as it unfolds or get your hands dirty and help as the team forages for local, sustainable ingredients for your meals. Tasty menus could include wild vegetation, fresh halibut, spot prawns, or uni and Dungeness crab cooked over an open fire.
Up Close and Personal with the Local Wildlife
Of course, a journey into the distant rainforest wouldn’t be complete without reconnecting to mother nature and seeing some of the epic wildlife that calls the Great Bear Rainforest home. Nimmo Bay Resort offers luxury adventure travel for those who want to get up close and personal with the wild, like kayaking the inlets, paddle boarding in the bay, hiking to the summit of Mount Stevens, or journeying by helicopter to visit ancient glaciers and secluded white-sand beaches.
Sightings of orcas and humpback whales are common in Nimmo Bay, along with many other marine creatures. But perhaps the most sought-after sightings in the area are the black and grizzly bears. In fact, a rare subspecies of black bears called the Kermode can be found here. A recessive gene causes 10 percent of these bears, sometimes called Spirit Bears, to have white fur, making them a super special and unique sighting if you’re lucky.
Go On A Journey
The combinations of experiences at Nimmo Bay Resort are endless, with an exclusive and custom-tailored adventure awaiting each guest. With days packed full of wild discoveries, luxury travel experiences, and gourmet meals, your family will be talking about your trip to Nimmo Bay for years to come. For help planning your next private escape, contact us today.