Urban sophistication is paired with wild exploration as you visit Vancouver and remote Nimmo Bay, located in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia. Enjoy the sparkle of city lights in Vancouver, where your luxury downtown hotel places you in the heart of the action. In Nimmo Bay the pace slows, you’ve left the hustle and bustle for oceanfront serenity. This trip offers an ideal dichotomy of city and wilderness, perfect for the traveler seeking an unforgettable and wild West Coast experience.
Upon your arrival at the Vancouver Airport, your driver will meet you for the 30-minute transfer to your hotel downtown. Explore the chic boutiques of Alberni Street, and enjoy dinner on your own (we’ll be happy to assist with reservations or suggestions). Accommodations are at the Shangri-La Hotel in a Deluxe Room.
Today you will be met at your hotel by your private guide for a tour of culturally diverse Vancouver. Explore the warehouse conversions of Yaletown, the restaurant-rich West End, and the totem poles of Stanley Park. Learn about each unique neighborhood and its mosaic of residents who call the city home. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure. Revisit a neighborhood that caught your eye, stroll the shops of nearby Robson Street, or cool off in the outdoor pool – the choice is yours. Accommodations are at the Shangri-La Hotel in a Deluxe Room.
Today you will be met at your hotel by your driver for your transfer to the Vancouver Airport’s South Terminal. You will then board your seventy minute scenic flight to Port Hardy, and from there take a short seaplane to Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort. The afternoon is yours to spend at leisure. You may wish to hike the old growth Great Bear Rainforest in search of wildlife, kayak the Broughton Archipelago among salmon and sea lions, or soak in a cedar hot tub beneath a towering waterfall. Accommodations are at the Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort in a Cabin.
Explore Nimmo Bay with its endless outdoor activities, designed for every skill level. Among included activities are paddle boarding (look for bears along the shoreline!), casting a line with fly fishing lessons, or a boat tour around the nearby inlets (with a gourmet picnic on a deserted beach of course!). Looking for more? How about yoga classes on the dock, guided whale-watching excursions, a special visit to the Kingcome First Nations Village, and plenty of beachcombing. For an additional cost, we strongly suggest you try heli-fishing, simply the best way to fish in these untouched waters. Accommodations are at the Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort in a Cabin.
Today you will board a short seaplane from Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort to Port Hardy. From Port Hardy you will board a seventy minute flight to the South Terminal of the Vancouver Airport. Your driver will meet you at the South Terminal for a short transfer to the International Terminal in time for your departure flight. Safe travels!