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5 Reasons to Visit Nimmo Bay in the Spring

Spring, a time when everything in nature around us, and within us, is changing with a fresh breath of life and hope.

In May and June, the rainforest comes alive with the resounding symphony of the new season. We invite you to experience this beautiful time of awakening and renewal at Nimmo Bay…

Immerse yourself in the splendour of nature, taking the time to nurture your mind, body and soul. In today’s fast-paced and hyper-connected world, it is vital for our wellbeing to step outside from time to time and dial back into Mother Nature. The wilderness offers a wonderful sense of peace and balance, come find yours at Nimmo Bay.


Spring Reset

As the weather begins to warm, the urge to take off on a long weekend getaway can be overwhelming – so why resist? Whether a romantic escape, a small group retreat, or a solo excursion, recharge your batteries at Nimmo Bay this spring, returning home refreshed, energized, and ready to take on the world! The clean air, calm surroundings, rhythm of the tide, bird songs, cascading waterfall, and towering trees all encourage relaxation.

Daily activities may include rainforest hiking, ocean kayaking, paddle boarding, morning yoga sessions, and warming up in our cedar-sided hot tubs or at our remote floating sauna. In the evenings, gather around the fire and fall asleep in your private cabin to the lulling sounds of nature.

“Spring adds new life and beauty to all that is.”

Disconnect to Reconnect

At Nimmo Bay, nature rules as you find the time and space to be present in the moment. Remove your everyday distractions and take a much-needed break. One of the best ways to relieve stress and address your overall health and self-care is to disconnect from daily routines and digital devices. Wilderness retreats can awaken something deep within us all, an important reminder that you don’t always need a phone in hand to enjoy the full experience and make memories. The Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) has compiled research on the topic of reconnecting by disconnecting. According to a 2017 report, physical and mental health are key motivators for travellers seeking adventure travel experiences. More and more, travellers are seeking wellness trips and opportunities to unplug.

“Slow down, live in the moment and celebrate life.”

Nourish from Within

Energize, satisfy, and inspire! Eating is one of the great joys of life and at Nimmo Bay, food has always been a part of the adventure while remaining deeply rooted in the region. No matter what time of year you visit, locally sourced ingredients and seasonally inspired menus will nourish you from the inside out. Our ancestors ate according to seasonal availability and our creative kitchen team honours this timeless approach, connecting with the surrounding environment. Celebrate the season of new beginnings with fresh, spring flavours sure to delight.

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” – Virginia Woolf

Inspire Creativity

Stuck in a Creative Rut?

Consider taking your creative mind for a walk, or better yet, a wilderness retreat amongst the Great Bear Rainforest! Immersing yourself in new environments and experiences can propel your creative endeavours to new heights. Beautiful vistas, wilderness adventures, and outdoor fun can impact your brain in real ways.

In a 2012 study, researchers found that hikers were 50% more creative after spending 4 days in the wilderness. Researcher Ruth Ann Atchley believes that “the ‘soft fascination’ of the natural world appears to refresh the human mind, offering refuge from the cacophony of modern life.” The study (Creativity in the Wild) showed that immersion in nature, and the corresponding disconnection from multimedia technology, increases performance on problem-solving tasks. Neuroscientist David Strayer found “time in nature – sans cell phone – to be a powerful antidote to the constant distraction of our digital lives. More than that, it enhances higher-order thinking, restores attention, and boosts creativity.” A nature retreat at Nimmo Bay will help you to find that inspiration you are searching for!

“We travel because we need to, because distance and difference are the secret tonic to creativity. When we get home, home is still the same, but something in our minds has changed, and that changes everything.” – Jonah Lehrer

Foster Connections

The great outdoors is a welcoming and natural place to build connections and gather together, whether a romantic rendezvous, a family vacation, a getaway with friends, or a corporate retreat. This spring, slow down to the rhythms of the rainforest as you and your group become wonderfully immersed in the wild nature of the place.

Gather with Friends and Family

The best things in life are the people we love, the places we’ve been, and the memories we’ve made along the way. Go on adventures, play games, learn new skills, sing songs, share stories, gather around the fire, and watch as the stars come out; strengthen your family ties by spending quality time together in the wilderness. Out here, your family becomes a team, as shared experiences foster lasting connections.

“Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.”
– Gary Snyder

Group Retreats

Our remote wilderness setting offers an unparalleled stage for group gatherings. From team building to strategic planning to immersive and rewarding incentives, we have become a recognized Canadian destination for intimate corporate retreats. With almost 40 years of welcoming industry leaders and their colleagues, Nimmo Bay’s team provides an extraordinary experience, seamless organization, and personalized service.

“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.”
– Marcel Proust

The experiences, the lessons, the inspirations, the connections, the memories – your wilderness story is just waiting to be written…

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