Exploring the Wonders of Nimmo Bay from May to October

Delight in the Seasons

Nestled in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest on the rugged coast of British Columbia, Nimmo Bay offers an unparalleled experience for nature lovers and adventure seekers alike.

Embark on a journey with us through our operating season. Let’s explore the diverse array of activities awaiting guests from May to October. No matter the season, Nimmo Bay transforms into a playground of endless possibilities.

NImmo Bay at May and June

May and June:

THe Awakening of Nature

May marks the beginning of the season at Nimmo Bay. Nature is waking up from its winter slumber. Guests can embrace the seasonal shift; the freshness, the softness, and the ethereal nature of the wilderness.

As the days grow longer and warmer, May and June are the perfect months to dive into wellness and culinary exploration at Nimmo Bay.

NImmo Bay - Awakening of Nature

This is a time to slow down and align with the rhythms of nature in the Great Bear Rainforest. The misty mornings and flat calm water in the bay inspire introspection and a sense of peace. Self-care and nourishment calls to people at this time of year. And while any trip in the spring is bound to nourish the soul, by booking the Wellness Within the Wild trip enhancement guests can fully embrace the power of the natural setting. You’ll be lead on a transformational journey by our intuitive wellness guides. It’s time to shed the winter hibernation.

NImmo Bay Relaxing Massage

For food lovers, May and June are great months to take a break from the hectic pace of everyday life and sink into a multi-sensory culinary experience. You’ll want to book the Taste the Wild trip enhancement, bringing to life the flavours, sounds, and sites of the B.C. coast. Participate in foraging and harvesting and enrich your knowledge with food and beverage masterclasses. Taste locally sourced ingredients harvested from the surrounding wilderness as they’re integrated into creative dishes by our kitchen team. The fresh wild greens are emerging, its prime prawn season, and spring is ideal time for kelp harvesting. This culinary experiences will highlight the unparalleled wild pantry of the Great Bear Rainforest.

NImmo Bay Prime Prawns

July and August:

Wilderness Adventures

July and August encompass the best of summer fun in the B.C. wilderness. Guests embark on immersive wilderness adventures, from heli-hiking to wildlife viewing. Helicopter day trips offer a bird’s-eye view of the rugged Coast Mountain range, with opportunities for glacier landings and alpine picnics. Wildlife enthusiasts can observe bears foraging on the shoreline in their natural habitat, accompanied by knowledgeable guides who ensure a safe and respectful experience.

NImmo Bay Wilderness Adventure

The marine wildlife is also most abundant in July and August. So, for those seeking a whale watching experience, this is the best time to visit. Kayak, paddle board, or canoe trips allow guests to explore rocky shorelines right from the water. Travel into secluded bays, lapping up the vibrancy and life of the summer months.

July and August at Nimmo Bay tend to fill up quickly. Like a luxury summer camp for all ages, the summer months at Nimmo Bay are ideal for multi-generational family groups, celebrating milestones with friends, and exploring the wild west coast of Canada with your loved ones.

NImmo Bay - Watching Wildlife


Calling all Anglers and Bear Viewers

As summer fades into fall, September brings another big shift to the Great Bear Rainforest. The salmon start to return to the streams and the grizzly bears gather on the river shores. Days grow shorter and the mornings cooler. You can feel the transformation from one season of life to another.

Grizzly Bear

The first part of September is much like August. An abundance of marine wildlife is on display and the days can be warm and sunny. Later in September, the whales make their grand departure for warmer waters. The humpbacks swim south and the Resident killer whales head to the open ocean now that the salmon have migrated to fresh waters.

Halfway through September, the focus at Nimmo Bay shifts away from the ocean, to the rivers. The bears dedicate themselves to fattening up for their winter sleep by feasting on salmon. Simultaneously, the salmon embark on their final journey up-stream to spawn and die, nurturing the forests, animals, and river systems. For anglers, this time of year is like the Superbowl of salmon fishing. At Nimmo Bay, we offer helicopter access catch and release fly fishing in the most pristine river systems of the Great Bear Rainforest. For the experienced fly-fisher, this is the fishing odyssey of a lifetime.

NImmo Bay Fly Fishing

September at Nimmo Bay typically fills up the fastest of any season. Our returning guests secure their space years in advance knowing that this month is in high demand for it’s beauty, abundance, and charm.


The Wild Season

Though the last weeks of October mark the end of our operating season at Nimmo Bay, the wild season is not be missed! It offers guests a final opportunity to immerse themselves in the tranquility of nature before winter sets in. October is characterized by wilder weather, cozy spaces, and the full intensity of the rainforest.

NImmo Bay at October

For the first week or two in October we still see bears and salmon in our region. But what our guests like most about the fall is the truly wild feeling of the forest, ocean, and sky. Expect more rain and wind and fewer people outside of the resort. Canada is beginning to hibernate. While spa treatments offer a chance to unwind and rejuvenate amidst the pristine wilderness. Kayaking, boating, and hiking excursions invite our guests to embrace the elements and soak in the brilliance of the fall.

NImmo Bay - a truly magical experience throughout each season

Nimmo Bay offers a truly magical experience throughout each season. Every month presents unique opportunities for exploration and adventure. Whether hiking through ancient forests, seeking tranquility and culinary adventures, or simply basking in the beauty of the wilderness, guests are sure to create memories that last a lifetime at this remote coastal paradise.

Photos: Jeremy Koreski

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