Fans of the hit television series Boston legal will be familiar with the sight of the Nimmo Bay Wilderness Lodge. The favourite destination of the irrepressible and fishing mad Denny Crane, Nimmo Bay is no invention of the television script writers. It is a real place and is considered to be one of the finest wilderness lodges on the planet.
The Beauty of British Columbia
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Nimmo Bay is located in the awe-inspiring landscape of the Great Bear Rainforest, British Columbia. Approximately 300 miles north of Vancouver, the lodge is a fabulous destination for anglers, families and corporate getaways. The accommodation is in beautiful private cabins and visitors can enjoy a range of activities in the great outdoors.
Clearly Nimmo bay is a magnet for anglers who can enjoy heli-fishing and heli-fly fishing trips from the lodge. It doesn’t matter whether you are a complete novice or an experienced fisherman. The guides take you to pristine streams in isolated locations where you will discover wild pacific salmon, coho, chinook and trout. The helicopters afford access to 50,000 square miles of fabulous terrain and more than 50 rivers. There is a catch and release policy and the guides know exactly where the fish will be.
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Instruction in fly fishing is available at the lodge and equipment is provided if you haven’t been able to travel with your own rods and reels.
Leisure Time and Activities
If you visit Nimmo Bay there is plenty of time to relax and to enjoy the wonderful cuisine after an exciting day’s fishing. If there are non-anglers in your party then they have a choice of activities to enjoy as do you if you fancy leaving your tackle in the cabin for a day. Why not enjoy some grizzly bear watching in the company of an expert guide or even whale watching? Both killer whales and humpback whales can be seen by taking a twenty minute boat ride from the lodge. You may also be interested in trying sea kayaking and there is some wonderful hiking available on the Big Nimmo trail.
A Premium Destination
So The Nimmo Bay Wilderness Lodge is a premium destination for outdoor enthusiasts and anglers, but it is one which comes with a premium price tag. Or should we say an eye-watering one! The lodge is highly exclusive and accommodation is available for only 18 guests at a time. In 2017, a trip to Nimmo Bay will cost from $1895 per person per day! This price does include the food and board, float plane transfers from Port Hardy and most of the activities. You will have to fund transatlantic flights and transfers from Vancouver to Port Hardy as well.
The daily price for a stay at the lodge does not include the heli-fishing. That costs an additional $3195 per day and the fishing licence is extra! You will have to be feeling extremely flush to make a trip to Nimmo Bay but it is a unique and unforgettable experience that will create treasured memories.
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