Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort Wildlife Viewing
British Columbia’s West Coast wildlife activity spikes in October
Port McNeill, BC – Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort reminds nature lovers that October’s wild season is the best time to angle for wildlife adventures interspersed with tranquil moments in the staggering fjords of British Columbia’s West Coast.
“Wild season is about viewing wildlife when they are most active; bears and whales feast on Coho salmon running to their spawning streams. The sheer volume of wildlife provides reliable viewing that is sure to inspire a hair raising, picture laden, memorable adventure,” says Becky Eert, marketing director for Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort. “The days are a little crisper and a little shorter, but the weather tends to be good and the protected inter-island waters are beautiful.”
Autumn colours combined with morning fog means coffee taken on the resort pier is a moment to be savoured. Even though the days are shorter the sun beams are longer, saturating tree-laden shores with different hues of light as the day passes into a cool, starlit night by the fire. Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort offers a range of activities including bear watching, whale watching, cultural tours, kayak tours, and trail hikes. For those looking to take advantage of the helicopter packages, one can enjoy heli-fishing, glacier tours, coastal beach walks and old growth forest hikes. Both packages can be followed up with a hot tub by a glacier-fed waterfall. Gourmet dinners are served in the lodge often followed by impromptu jam sessions.
“Fishers can take advantage of wild season by hooking northern Coho salmon right off the beach in Nimmo Bay or by taking the helicopter to fish the streams,” Eert explains. “The Coho run on British Columbia’s southern coast occurs in late September and October. Our northern Coho tend to be larger as they spend more time in the ocean.”
Though some may prefer to sit on an Adirondack chair wrapped in a blanket, the real highlight of the wild season is bear watching. Facebook aficionados, revelling in posted images and videos of salmon loving grizzlies, can make their bucket list a reality with a short one hour flight from Vancouver to Port Hardy on northern Vancouver Island and, from there, it’s just 25 minutes into Nimmo Bay by helicopter or float plane.
For more information or to book a package, call 1-800-837-HELI (4354) or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Packages do not include gratuities, fishing licences or premium alcohol. Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort accepts cash, cheque and all major credit cards.
About Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort
Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is a luxurious fly-fishing and wilderness adventure destination, set at the foothills of Mount Stevens 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 Resort as one of the top 10 eco-resorts in the world.