Nimmo Bay is located in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, Canada. Accessible by air and sea, the resort is the only development in the area, and there is no road access. 

The Great Bear Rainforest is the largest remaining intact temperate forest and one of the most pristine wilderness environments in the world, stretching the length of the rugged Pacific coast from the northern part of Vancouver Island to Southern Alaska. 

They believe sustainability requires strategic planning and an inherent love for the environment. Their team is aware of the many concerns around living in a remote wilderness area such as the Great Bear Rainforest. It is no surprise that Nimmo Bay is one of the most sustainable eco-lodges in British Columbia.

Their story

In 1980, Craig and Deborah Murray set off in search of a new journey, and with their young family in tow, they created a life immersed in the wild. What they found at Nimmo Bay was so special that they decided to open and operate a small wilderness lodge, inviting fellow nature and adventure enthusiasts to experience the magic for themselves.

Today, under the modern leadership of their eldest son Fraser and his wife, Becky, the Murrays continue to welcome those in search of reconnection and adventure. The family-owned and operated business offers locally inspired coastal cuisine, exceptional service, and private cabin accommodations, along with intimate and exhilarating adventures. Add a relaxing massage, a yoga class, a soak in the waterfall-sided hot tubs, or a visit to the floating sauna, and you have the ingredients for an unforgettable wilderness experience.

From the beginning, the Murrays have practiced sustainability and ecosystem management, striving to match ongoing environmental practices with business ethics. They have always been stewards of sustainability while inspiring others to do the same. 

Nimmo Bay’s vision for a sustainable future: “We strive to live a life in balance, explore mindfully, tread lightly, and give more than we take.” – Read more about them here.

Sustainability actions

Lowest impact construction and operation

Highest level of energy efficiency

Pioneer in waste management

Fully organic and chemical-free operation

Actively protects nature and community

Most popular activities near Nimmo Bay

  • Coastal safaris (bear watching and whale watching)
  • Helicopter adventures
  • Ocean kayaking
  • Rainforest hiking
  • Wellness experiences
  • Swimming
  • Floating sauna
  • Hot tub
  • Fly-fishing

Best time to visit Nimmo Bay

  • The eco-lodge is open from May to November.
  • If you plan to participate in bear viewing, especially grizzly bears, visit them in September or October.
  • If you want to see some whales, plan your visit from July until Fall.



Nimmo Bay is situated in the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia, Canada. It takes 20 minutes to fly by floatplane from Nimmo Bay to Port Hardy Airport (the nearest airport). Most of our guests fly from Vancouver to Port Hardy to Nimmo Bay. The eco lodge arranges for transport and airport pick-up.
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