THE ULTIMATE
BRITISH COLUMBIA
ADVENTURE

THE
ULTIMATE
BRITISH
COLUMBIA
ADVENTURE

Imagine marrying a vibrant city escape with a rugged wilderness adventure.

Your adventure begins in British Columbia’s capital city, Victoria.

Experience the most luxurious accommodations in the region at Canada’s Castle on the Coast, the iconic Fairmont Empress.

As a guest of Fairmont Gold, you will receive a private check-in and be introduced to a designated concierge team. You will also gain access to the harbor front Fairmont Gold lounge, featuring a fully stocked bar, breakfast service, evening canapés, and the best views in the city. Once settled, experience all that this historic hotel has to offer – from world famous afternoon tea, to an award winning restaurant, or even the city’s premier luxury spa.

After staying at Fairmont Empress, board a luxury seaplane chartered to fly you to the coastal town of Tofino. Situated on the edge of the powerful North Pacific Ocean, The Wickanninish Inn is renowned for storm watching. Here, your guest room becomes your sanctuary – perfect for watching the icy waves crash against the rocks beneath you. Don’t be fooled by the ruggedness surrounding you – here you will experience the most delicious and sophisticated cuisine imaginable.

Next on your bespoke adventure is Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort, a luxury destination accessible only by boat, seaplane, or helicopter. Located across from northern Vancouver Island, Nimmo Bay is positioned to showcase countless wilderness and wellness activities available nowhere else. Wildlife adventures, heli-fishing, a picnic on a glacier, cold water freediving, or a visit to the floating sauna– the list goes on, and the choice is yours.

* Passengers may be combined with others on the same tour

For those who seek the extraordinary things in life. Rustic Elegance On Nature’s Edge.

Perched on the edge of the wild west coast of Vancouver Island, the wickannish Inn in Tofino combines heritage and elegance with untamed natural beauty. Framed by ancient forest and the Pacific Ocean, each room at the wickannish Inn is designed to charm with its attention to detail and connection with nature.

Experience Vancouver Island nature at its wildest while enjoying the comfort of this world-class hotel, offering ocean views, Pacific Northwest cuisine, and Ancient Cedars Spa services in a smoke-free, natural environment.

THE POINTE RESTAURANT

The very waters The Pointe overlooks define the dining experience at The wickannish Inn. Our culinary team takes special pride in working closely with coastal fishermen as well as the Tofino-Ucluelet Culinary Guild to stock our kitchen with the finest B.C.-based seafood, game and produce. Alongside a commitment to farm-fresh, organic and local sources, recipes at The Pointe employ techniques that emphasize the quality of ingredients used. The result is an inspiring spread that is handmade, creative and aspirational.

ANCIENT CEDARS SPA

Ancient Cedars Spa features four individual treatment rooms and two side-by-side treatment rooms: Rainforest Haven and Cedar Sanctuary. As it is the spa’s mantra to promote relaxation for all guests, the length of each treatment is longer than one might find in another spa. The spa is proud to use innovative product lines such as Comfort Zone, Tofino Soap Company, Seaflora, Jane Iredale Mineral Cosmetics and Intelligent Nutrients.

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Explore our world, no limits.

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is an intimate family-owned and operated resort located in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, on Canada’s rugged west coast. The remote location and tailored itineraries provide guests with extraordinary wilderness and wildlife experiences by land, water, and sky.

NIMMO BAY

Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is an intimate family-owned and operated resort located in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia, on Canada’s rugged west coast. The remote location and tailored itineraries provide guests with extraordinary wilderness and wildlife experiences by land, water, and sky. Accessible by floatplane or helicopter, Nimmo Bay offers couples, families, friends and small groups the opportunity to slow down to the rhythms of nature, while connecting with each other and the natural world around them.

Custom Adventures

Discover the magnificence of the Great Bear Rainforest, with abundant wildlife and pristine landscapes from the lush rainforest and river valleys all the way up to heavenly mountaintops and 10,000-year-old glaciers. An array of adventures and daily activities offer guests access to 50,000-square-miles of untouched wilderness. Whether watching black bears from a kayak, exploring the Broughton Archipelago on the look-out for whales, heli-hiking along mountain ridges, paddle boarding on glacial lakes, or fishing for wild Pacific salmon, the options are plenty.

Coastal Cuisine

Guests complement their day with fresh flavours and local ingredients from both land and sea, along with the best in B.C. wines, a selection of beers, and a fully stocked bar. From a hearty, nourishing breakfast in the floating lodge to a picnic lunch served amongst a breathtaking backdrop to cocktails on the fire dock followed by a gourmet coastal-inspired meal, the food at Nimmo Bay has always been as important as the adventures on offer.

At the lodge, guests can unwind with a soak in the hot tub next to the waterfall, relax with a massage or yoga class, and enjoy an evening of music, story-telling, and laughter around the fire as the stars come out - this is how the wilderness should be experienced.

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Fairmont Empress is located in Victoria, BC overlooking the city’s sparkling Inner Harbour.

In June 2017, Fairmont Empress completed a $60+ Million restoration that celebrated its proud history while moving the hotel into a new era of modern luxury; transforming this iconic property into an elegant must-visit destination for the world’s discerning travelers. This Forbes Four-Star, 4-Diamond property offers 464 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites, and offers the most luxurious accommodations in the region.

Located on the picturesque West Coast of Canada, Fairmont Empress is the ideal starting point to explore the stunning natural beauty of Vancouver Island.

FAIRMONT GOLD

From the moment guests arrive, the dedicated concierge team ensures that every need is met. After a private check-in, guests can treat themselves to the sublime views of the Inner Harbour from the Fairmont Gold lounge. Fairmont Gold guests receive a complimentary deluxe breakfast and afternoon canapés.

WILLOW STREAM SPA

Energy renewal is the Willow Stream Spa’s mission. Recognized by Condé Nast as a Top Resort Spa in Canada and Spas of America Top 100 Spas of the Americas, Willow Stream Spa on Vancouver Island is a serene oasis in the heart of Victoria. Willow Stream Spa offers authentic and signature, local spa experiences customized to the individual wellness needs of each guest.

TEA AT THE EMPRESS

A truly wonderful afternoon tea service. Tea at the Empress is a timeless and elegant experience, steeped in eleven decades of tradition, esteemed by travelers and Victorians alike since 1908.

Q AT THE EMPRESS

Q represents Queen and country, a nod to Queen Victoria, with a modern twist on royalty. Located in the most storied room in Victoria, Q is a must-visit culinary experience. Its Pacific Northwest cuisine is based on regional ingredients, partnerships with local farmers and artisans, and utilizes the hotel’s own herb and vegetable garden. The carefully curated menu features sustainably sourced seafood, traditionally raised meats and a wide variety of artisanal offerings.

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Getting there is half the fun

Victoria, BC is nestled in the heart of the Pacific Northwest on the southern tip of Island, and lies just 75 miles north of Seattle and 60 miles south of Vancouver. Victoria International Airport (YYJ) provides direct connections to many Canadian cities as well as Seattle. Alternatively, you may choose to begin your journey by flying into either Vancouver International Airport (YVR) or Seattle Tacoma International Airport (SEA). Once in Vancouver or Seattle, Downtown Victoria is just a half hour flight away via a luxury amphibious float plane that is capable of meeting your jet on the tarmac.

FROM CITY LIGHTS TO REMOTE WILDERNESS YOUR LUXURY FLOAT PLANE CHARTER

VIH Execujet is a full service private adventure aviation company that owns and operates a variety of impeccably maintained aircraft. Based at the Victoria International Airport in North Saanich, British Columbia, VIH Execujet is conveniently located to serve all of the Pacific Northwest from Seattle to Haida Gwaii.

VIH Execujet’s Cessna Caravan Amphibian is one of the most versatile and luxurious float planes in the Pacific Northwest. With the capability of landing on either land or water, the Caravan is far and above any other float plane available for charter today. The Caravan’s exceptional safety record, combined with experienced pilots, provides a new level of confidence for travelers. The executive cabin provides comfortable seating for up to seven passengers and ample storage for baggage. Once on board, you will be treated to some of the most amazing views in British Columbia from the Caravan’s large windows, while enjoying complimentary beverages and snacks in the low noise level cabin.

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