Premier Listings for Lower Nimpkish Park

Lower Nimpkish Provincial Park is situated to the north of Nimpkish Lake and southeast of Port McNeill on northern Vancouver Island.

The Nimpkish River meanders through the steep-sided forested Nimpkish River Valley, featuring important salmon and black bear habitat.

Although most of the 265-hectare park was modified by historical logging, some riverside old-growth western hemlock forests remain.

The Nimpkish Lake, 25 kilometres in length, attracts canoeists, kayakers and hikers and is popular for recreational fishing. Whether you travel the network of logging roads or wander along several nature trails, the scenery of the park and surrounding wilderness is spectacular.

There are no facilities available in the park. Wilderness, walk-in or paddle-in camping are allowed but not recommended. The dense underbrush in the forest provides little or no area to set up tents. There is no fee for wilderness camping.

Lower Nimpkish Provincial Park can be reached by road via Island Highway 19 south of Port McNeill. Alternatively, the south end of the park can also be accessed by foot, canoe or kayak from the north end of Nimpkish Lake. Paddlers should be aware that the waters of the Lower Nimpkish River are known to be dangerous and should take proper precautions.

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Premier Listings

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Black Bear Resort & Spa
PO Box 285 1812 Campbell Way Port McNeill BC V0N 2R0 Home Phone: 250-956-4900Work Fax: 250-956-4909Work Phone: 1-866-956-4900Visit Website

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Black Bear Resort in the beautiful coastal community of Port McNeill is the newest property on Northern Vancouver Island, offering elegant accommodation on the fringe of a natural forest with beautiful ocean views. The stylish cedar resort boasts 40 tastefully decorated guestrooms each with stunning views of the protected harbour, Malcolm Island, and the coastal mountains of the BC mainland.

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Stubbs Island Whale Watching
P.O. Box 2-2 Telegraph Cove BC V0N 3J0 Home Phone: 250-928-3185Home Fax: 250-928-3102Work Phone: 1-800-665-3066Visit Website

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Stubbs Island Whale Watching was the first whale watching company established in British Columbia. Operating out of Telegraph Cove, on north eastern Vancouver Island, we cruise the calm protected waters of the Johnstone Strait and Blackfish Archipelago. Stubbs Island Whale Watching is dedicated to responsible wildlife viewing and birding tour adventures with true educational merit. These waters are home to the incredible Orcas (Killer Whales), humpback whales, Steller sea lions, dolphins, porpoises, bald eagles and so much more.

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Haida Way Hotel
P.O. Box 399 1817 Campbell Way Port McNeill BC V0N 2R0 Home Phone: 250-956-3373Work Fax: 250-956-4710Work Phone: 1-800-956-3373Visit Website

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Haida Way Hotel is Port McNeill’s largest and most popular accommodation and hospitality complex. Located near Port McNeill downtown, the Haida Way is within walking distance of shopping, the harbour and the ferry terminal. We have 70 cozy guestrooms and suites, free wireless internet, banquet and meeting room, and our own full-service Northern Lights Restaurant, lively pub, and liquor store. Featuring killer whale and grizzly bear watching tours, salmon and halibut fishing, and kayaking expeditions.

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Hidden Cove Lodge
Lewis Point P.O. Box 258 Port McNeill BC V0N 2R0 Home Phone: 250-956-3916Home Fax: 250-956-3916Visit Website

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A west coast cedar lodge on northern Vancouver Island, 20 minutes from the boardwalk Village of Telegraph Cove, with 8 fully accommodated rooms, a licensed dining room, and 2 self-contained ocean view cottages for those seeking complete privacy. Kayak to Robson Bight to view killer whales, or watch black bear, deer and river otter from our patio.

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