Our Philosophy – The Theory of Hospitality:

“Hospitality is not a subtle invitation to adopt the lifestyle of the host, but a gift of a chance for the guest to find his own.

Hospitality, therefore, is the creation of a free space where a stranger can enter and become a friend.  Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space where change can take place.

The paradox of hospitality is a want to create emptiness, not a fearful emptiness, but a friendly emptiness where strangers can enter and discover themselves as created free; free to dance their own dances, sing their own songs and speak their own languages;  free also to leave and follow their own vocations.”
-Henri Nouwen

At Nimmo Bay, we have constructed our own theory that supports our basic philosophy – a philosophy we live by in everything we do. We call this our Theory of Hospitality.

Theory of Hospitality:

Expectations Exceeded = Memories Created

(With apologies to Albert Einstein)

Simply put, the way in which we create memories relates directly to how we experience life. From there, it is easy to conclude that if an experience exceeds our expectations, it will be burned into our active memory forever.

We’re Here to Serve the Land

At Nimmo Bay, we understand that we don’t own the land; the land owns us. We are lucky to be here and must act as stewards of this miraculous land, the Great Bear Rainforest. This awesome ecosystem is the largest intact coastal temperate rainforest in the world. We take our stewardship responsibilities seriously, as is reflected in our Statement of Stewardship (SOS).