Nimmo Bay is located in the Southern Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, Canada. Accessible by air, the resort is the only development in the area and there is no road access. We are truly a remote experience and getting to Nimmo Bay is all a part of the adventure!
We have set arrival and departure times which take place in the late afternoon and early evening. Due to our location and size, we cannot accommodate early arrivals. Transfers in and out of the lodge are not included in our Nimmo Bay packages, however, our team is here to assist with all travel arrangements within British Columbia.
Please contact our office before confirming any travel plans.
Vancouver to Port Hardy
Nimmo Bay offers scheduled, round-trip charters between Vancouver and Port Hardy. This is a 50-minute flight exclusively for Nimmo Bay guests and we handle all of the booking details.
Please note that on dates when we do not have enough guests arriving or departing to cover the charter cost, we will book guests on a Pacific Coastal Airlines flight. We will be sure to give guests advanced notice if this is the case on their particular travel dates.
Port Hardy to Nimmo Bay
Nimmo Bay has scheduled, round-trip charter floatplane transfers between Port Hardy and Nimmo Bay. This 20-minute floatplane trip lines up with our charter arrivals and departures.
For guests who have booked a full Helicopter Adventure package (you have a helicopter booked for every day of your trip), you will be transferred to Nimmo Bay by helicopter rather than by floatplane.
Please refer to the Rates-at-a-Glance page for more details.
There are other options to book private charters direct to Nimmo Bay and we can provide further information and pricing if this is of interest.
Connecting to/from International Flights:
Please allow at least 2 hours between flight connections through Vancouver’s Main Terminal and your charter flight to Port Hardy. If you are planning to arrive in Vancouver on the day of your arrival, please be sure to land in Vancouver by 1pm to allow time for customs, baggage collection, terminal transfer and to check-in with the airline. If you are booking international flights from Vancouver the night of your Nimmo Bay departure, please book flights no earlier than 9pm.
Vancouver Hotels and Recommendations
If you are overnighting in Vancouver before or after your stay at Nimmo Bay, we offer our guests a special rate at the Fairmont Airport Hotel and we are happy to assist you with this booking. We also have rates and recommendations for downtown Vancouver hotels if you prefer to stay in the city centre. Please contact us for more information.
Driving to/from Port Hardy
Guests who enjoy driving can drive to/from Port Hardy. Please note that Port Hardy is on the northern tip of Vancouver Island and the drive can make for a long and scenic journey (from Vancouver you are required to take BC Ferries, the ferry ride and drive is about an 8-hour adventure). Please contact our office so that we can advise on the best plan and/or if you will require an overnight along the way. Parking is available, and both Budget and National have car rental offices, at the Port Hardy Airport.