While Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort has built its reputation on inventing heli-fishing in some of the most pristine and otherwise impossible to get to rivers in the world, few people realize this eco-sensitive tourism leader is not just for the fisherman â the Wilderness and Wildlife package offers guests the opportunity to enjoy intimate moments with British Columbia's diverse mega fauna as part of their remote wilderness Canadian experience.
Situated at the lower end of the world renowned Great Bear Rainforest, Nimmo Bay lies in the path of active terrestrial wildlife corridors and feeding grounds for marine wildlife. With coastal British Columbia wilderness at the doorstep, the resort offers guided kayaking, boating, hiking, heli-hiking and even stand-up paddle board excursions. And while there is abundant wildlife viewing available throughout the resort's June to October season, owner Fraser Murray can let guests know the best time to come and view particular wildlife. âWe have orca and humpback whales that feed and breach in protected nearby waters, along with playful pods of Pacific white-sided dolphins,â says Murray, who has lived in the area all his life. âThe rich coastal estuaries attract black bears and grizzlies in spring time to dig for wildflower bulbs and sedges, or to fish for salmon in the fall. At any time, elusive coastal wolves may emerge from the rainforest to scour the intertidal zone for clams and oysters. And always there is the haunting call of bald eagles and mysterious ravens.â Package rates for three, four and seven night stays start at $1,175 Cdn per person, per day. Every package includes accommodation in private cabins; all gourmet meals and house alcohol; guided fishing, hiking and kayaking; glacier and waterfall tours; bear and whale watching; use of all resort amenities â wireless internet; pool table; games room and satellite television. Rates do not include helicopter time, which may be booked separately; premium alcohol; fishing licenses; taxes; massage and spa treatments; gift shop purchases; or gratuities.All of Nimmo Bay's wilderness excursions feature gourmet picnics, bringing the luxury of the lodge into the field. That's what sets the Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort wildlife experience apart; limited to no more than 18 guests at the resort at a time, the intimate setting allows them to experience the natural wonders of the region without relinquishing the five-star attributes of fine dining, full service bar with its wide selection of fine scotch and wines, yoga classes, soothing soaks in the cedar hot tubs, custom massages and relaxing chats with fellow nature lovers on the floating fire dock. In keeping with its legacy of environmental leadership, green thinking and sustainability are at the heart of all decisions at Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort. Drinking water is drawn from a pristine waterfall that also supplies green hydro-electricity for the lodge. Seafood served in the restaurant is sourced from local commercial fisherman. An intensive recycle and reduction program, as well as a wastewater treatment facility producing pure water, furthers the resort's sustainability mission. Nimmo Bay's Futures Forever Fund channels guest donations toward purchasing carbon offsets, supporting the Raincoast Research Society and its monitoring of the ecological impacts of salmon farming, as well as the sustainable tourism advocacy of the BC Wilderness Tourism Association.For more information about Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort's wildlife adventures, visit www.nimmobay.com. About Nimmo Bay Wilderness ResortNimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is an exclusive fly-fishing and wilderness adventure destination, set at the foothills of Mount Stephens along the Great Bear Rainforest coastline of British Columbia. Family-owned and operated for more than 30 years, the resort is a mecca for anglers and adventurers alike, thanks in part to the on-site A-Star helicopters and customized experiences. Accolades include, Forbes Magazine naming Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort as one of the top 10 eco-resorts in the world. For more information, visit www.nimmobay.com. -30- Sample tweet: 3, 4, & 7 night #travel packages at @nimmobay offer both wildlife and guests haven for exploration http://bit.ly/MRag8e Note to editors: High resolution photos are available Media Contacts: Brian Cant, Tartan Group: 250-592-3838, 250-896-3844 (cell) or email@example.comJames Anderson, Tartan Group: 250-592-3838 or firstname.lastname@example.org