There is good news for procrastinators as space has opened up in May to visit the award winning Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort on British Columbia’s west coast, providing a rare opportunity unless you were lucky enough to book your summer trip well in advance.
Nimmo Bay’s more than 30 years years as one of the top wilderness lodges in the world means that summer seasons are sold out well in advance. Global travellers have long discovered it is the perfect place to tune into the rhythms of nature and tune out of the stresses of everyday big city life, filling up the resort which can accommodate up to 18 guests at one time from May to October. Romantic and intimate, while also family friendly – thanks to the owners’ own growing family of young wilderness aficionados – Nimmo Bay also attracts male bonding and girlfriend getaway trips throughout the year.
Now, the May Experience at Nimmo Bay is the antidote for those who crave a pre-summer escape at value-based prices. Offered only in May (with a three-night minimum stay at double occupancy) it was designed for those who are looking to get away from the city and try out forest bathing and all the other experiences in nature with proven health benefits.
The daily rate for the May Experience package is $1,195 Cdn per person and is ideal for couples, families, or a group of friends looking for the chance to reconnect. It includes accommodation in beautifully appointed cabins, all meals, and daily scheduled activities which include group yoga classes; rainforest hikes; kayaking trips to the coastal islands of the Broughton Archipelago; and stand-up paddle boarding jaunts. Add-on activities and day trips (at additional charge) include massages in the gorgeous new spa spaces artfully built into the forest, excursions by private boat and outings by helicopter from lush river valleys up to mountaintop glaciers.
“We created this package as May is one of the most vibrant months to experience the Great Bear Rainforest,” says Fraser Murray, one of the owners and operating manager of Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort. “During springtime, the pristine wilderness which surrounds us comes alive with the soothing symphony of nature. It’s the ideal time to rejuvenate, reconnect and experience the perfection of the wilderness.”
The experience includes round-trip floatplane transfers from Port Hardy Airport (on Mondays and Thursdays, the resort’s scheduled travel dates; transfers on other days have additional coast); daily scheduled activities; accommodation in a private cabin; three gourmet meals per day and house wine, spirits and local beer. Taxes and gratuities; add-on activities, full-day excursions and helicopter trips; massage and spa service; premium alcohol; and fishing licenses are additional.
For information visit www.nimmobay.com