There has been a recent trend for families to shun the stereotypical holiday destinations in favour of something a bit more adventurous. In our day and age of high tech dependency, over scheduling, over working and over stressing, the need to both mentally and physically decompress while on holiday has become even more important for both adults and children alike. Instead of the same old beach vacation or fraught city visit, many are choosing unique ‘family activity holidays’ for a truly ‘back-to-nature’ experience, and this is proving popular as a theme for family reunions as well. |
The Nature of a Family Reunion
Many would confess that the idea of a family reunion produces some mixed emotions. These gatherings can be a fun get-together or a nightmare of tense interactions and mind-numbing civility. However, the need for and importance of these gatherings is undisputed. Reconnecting with both your immediate and distant family members gives most families a real sense of belonging and comfort, and it is a feeling like no other. Contrary to popular belief though, gathering multiple people (family members or otherwise) in one space without an agenda or purpose rarely results in a particularly stimulating experience. This is perhaps why family activity holidays are becoming the preferred theme of many family reunions. Both small and large family groups are now flocking to unique destinations such as Nimmo Bay Resort in Canada for what can only be described as the ultimate family bonding experience.
Back to Nature
Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort is an ‘intimate family owned and operated resort located in the middle of the Great Bear Rainforest in British Columbia.’ The resort itself is a testament to the joy of ‘switching off’. The hustle and bustle of everyday life is replaced with a dedication to both experience and respect the natural world around you. The resort, a fully renovated old float house, is powered entirely by hydroelectric energy which provides efficient clean energy for 9 months out of the year. The comfortable private chalets are accessed via the resort’s own helicopter which is also the vehicle of choice for many day trips focusing on the sheer pleasure of exploring the unknown miles of beautiful costal and mountain wilderness.
Nimmo Bay Resort has numerous activities available that suit all types of interests. However, their focus is always primarily on togetherness and the bonding that is derived from a truly unique family activity. Holidays are also meant to be a time of refreshment and recharging so the resort also offers many opportunities for quiet personal reflection and space to simply unwind. There is no pressure or requirement to participate but the fascinating and thrilling adventures on offer are rarely turned down.
Nimmo Bay Resort practically wrote the definition of what should be included in all family activity holidays. Scientists have proven that spending time, and reconnecting with nature, actually improves both your mental and physical health. Consequently, Nimmo Bay’s activities embrace this idea and offer these outdoor adventures plus more!
• Whale Watching • Bear Watching • Hiking • Kayaking • Fishing • Yoga • Tubing • Kids Snorkelling • Wakeboarding
Bonding on a New Level
When people put down their mobile phones, iPads and other electronic devices most of them initially feel quite lost. Nimmo Bay Resort re-engages the mind while teaching survival techniques, learning about wildlife and the environment, and pushing the limits of your everyday comfort zones. Family activity holidays, are a new and unique way for families to reconnect, bond and simply get to know each other better. Nimmo Bay Resort provides the ideal environment for families to shed their daily burdens and become refreshed and re-energized together.
Richard Edwards is the Managing Director of Summit & Blue, an adventure holiday company offering independently crafted family activity holidays to exciting destinations around the world, including France, Italy, Portugal, the USA and Canada. With unique itineraries and exciting activities like biking, hiking, white water rafting and canoeing, we create holidays for those looking for an experience a little more off the beaten track.
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