Helicopter Adventure

Resort opens on May 14, 2016 with six fully-renovated, intertidal cabins

BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA — Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort continues to expand on its increasingly popular adventure and wilderness activities by taking to the air with a new heli-surfing experience; providing the opportunity to both free dive and spearfish in the clean, clear waters of the Great Bear Rainforest; and elevating the guest experience with six, completely renovated, intertidal cabins.


Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is taking adventurers to the air with their new heli-surf experience. When booked in advance, guests have the opportunity to grab up to eight like-minded individuals and head out in the helicopter for between one and seven days of remote, wild West Coast surfing. Professional surf guides will join guests for the heli-surfing experience, confirming conditions at multiple locations within a two-hour helicopter flight from Nimmo Bay at the start of the day.


This full-day or multi-day activity includes a cook out lunch and/or dinner when the break is needed (or desired), allowing everyone to re-energize before returning to the swell. The helicopter is at guest’s disposal to be the only ones accessing surf along the coast, returning to Nimmo Bay each evening. Or, guests may choose to stay the night at a remote location for a truly intimate coastal experience.

Being located in the Great Bear Rainforest, Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is subject to the whims of nature and the development of waves. Most days, this will not prevent guests from enjoying their heli-surfing experience. However, if Mother Nature does not want to increase the swell to make it surf-ready, the resort is able to offer alternative activities for guests. Guests may bring their own gear or use the boards and wetsuits that are provided.


If flying to a remote beach to surf isn’t on the top of the to do list, Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort will bring adventurous guests to pristine areas within the Great Bear Rainforest for a chance to free drive. The waters in and around Nimmo Bay are home to a variety of colourful wildlife and has been claimed to be the best cold water diving in the world.

For those of you who enjoy fishing and want to couple that with free diving, Nimmo Bay offers the opportunity for guests to fight for their catch by spearfishing under the direction and training of one of the Resort’s guides. Guests have the opportunity to spear ling cod, halibut, or any of the other abundant edibles.


Renovations on four of the six intertidal cabins will be completed in time for the start of the 2016 season. In 2013, two of these cabins were completely renovated, bringing a clean, fresh look and feel to the West Coast resort. This year, the middle two of the six cabins will be expanded to become the resort’s largest cabins. The remaining two cabins will be completely renovated, but will keep the original layout – a favourite among many repeat guests.

Each intertidal cabin comfortably sleeps two couples (bedrooms upstairs and downstairs), and a comfortable living area; spa bathroom with organic beauty products; private outdoor seating area; and amenities ranging from a fully stocked mini bar, house made cookies and savoury snacks, and plush cotton robes. Further images of the renovated cabins may be found through DropBox: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/2rglu7tsd5ygxsj/AADUSDAVN9JaeO4J431Pmd80a?dl=0


Rates for Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort start at $1,675 Cdn per person, per day plus taxes and gratuities. For more information, visit http://nimmobay.com/packages/rates/.

About Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort — Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is an intimate family owned and operated resort located in the middle of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia. Guests of Nimmo Bay will find themselves exploring the beautiful wilderness either on land, on water, or by soaring through the air in a helicopter. The Resort is a founding member of the National Geographic Society Unique Lodges of the World, a collection of less properties worldwide that are committed to sustainable travel. Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is a fly in only resort. The resort itself is the only development in the area and there is no road access. From Seattle, direct flights via floatplane are available with either Kenmore Air or Northwest Seaplanes. From Vancouver (YVR), via Pacific Coastal Airlines it is a one-hour flight to Port Hardy (YZT). From Port Hardy, guests may reach Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort via floatplane or helicopter. Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is happy to arrange transportation from Vancouver or Port Hardy for guests. For more information about Nimmo Bay, call 1-800-837-4354 or, visit www.nimmobay.com.


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