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Heli-Fly Fishing

July 19th – October 20th
This adventure is for the experienced fly-fisher person as well as those who want to learn. We recommend that fly-fishers bring their own rods and reels, but we have equipment here should you need it.

Your guide is well versed in fly fishing and will take you to isolated streams filled with wild Pacific Salmon (Coho, Pinks, Chinook), Steelhead, Dolly Varden Char and Trout (Rainbow, and Cutthroat). Your helicopter stays with you all day and provides access to 50,000 square miles of terrain, including over 50 isolated rivers and streams. With Nimmo Bay Heli-Fly Fishing, you’ll always be where the fish are.

Before you head out on your fly fishing adventure, we invite you to take part in a personal fly fishing lesson off our dock.

At Nimmo Bay, we practice catch and release using single barbless hooks.


Rates vary depending on the number of people in your group and the number of helicopters required. Please refer to the Rates-at-a-Glance page for more information.

*Please note that arrival times into Nimmo Bay are scheduled for the late-afternoon/early-evening on the first day of your trip (depending on the time of year), whether you are arriving by helicopter or floatplane. Cabin check-out time is at 11 am on the final day of your trip, however, departure times out of Nimmo Bay are generally scheduled for the afternoon.

Included Activities and Amenities

  • Guided fly-fishing
  • Guided heli-hiking
  • Guided kayaking, paddle boarding, Great Bear Rainforest hiking
  • Glacier tours
  • Gourmet picnic lunches
  • Gourmet breakfasts and dinners in our family style dining room
  • All house alcohol
  • Full use of resort amenities.
  • Round trip transportation from Port Hardy to Nimmo Bay

Weather Day Activities

Being located in the middle of the Great Bear Rainforest, Nimmo Bay Resort is subject to certain amounts of rain, wind, and fog. Most days, this will not prevent you from enjoying your Heli-Fly Fishing adventure however, if Mother Nature does not want us to fly, we have other activities to keep you busy. In the event of a weather day your adventure activities may include:

  • Saltwater halibut fishing on our 36’ covered boat
  • Saltwater salmon fishing in our flat bottom aluminum boat
  • Fly fishing in Big Nimmo Bay off the beach
  • Guided forest hikes
  • Fly fishing lessons
  • Whale watching tours
  • Day kayak trips
  • Fitness room
  • Yoga classes
  • Bear watching tours
  • Ocean waterfall tours

Helicopter day trip cancellations:

*Helicopter day trips are pre-booked and cannot be changed at the guest’s request. If a guest is ill or if Mother Nature isn’t agreeing with us, we will do our best to make up for the loss, however, there are no refunds for last minute cancellations or changes.

*Our A Star helicopters seat up to 6 guests however this is dependant on the total weight of your group. If the total weight is exceeded, you will have to secure a second helicopter to accommodate your party.

*Transfers from Port Hardy are not exclusive for helicopter day trips