The Experience

Sonora Resort, Sonora Island

Sonora Resort is an absolute jewel amid one of Canada’s most alluring, pristine environments. It’s where uncompromising outdoor adventures meet luxurious accommodations, unparalleled service and extraordinary creature comforts. All this and more awaits you at this all-inclusive Super Natural paradise, less than an hour from Vancouver by air.

Luxury and experience are the hallmarks of our superb accommodations. Each of our uniquely themed lodges offers spacious rooms with incredibly comfortable queen or king sized beds, top quality linens and cozy goosedown duvets. Tasteful furnishings, sumptuous private baths, modern amenities, and spectacular ocean views complete the picture.  Rested and rejuvenated, you’ll be ready for another day of exciting outdoor adventure every morning of your stay.  Whether you’re a couple or a large group, our opulent accommodations will ensure your adventure includes all the comforts of home.

Dining at Sonora Resort is pure decadent pleasure. Our executive chef creates exquisitely wholesome dishes with only the finest and freshest ingredients: Gulf Island Lamb, fresh seafood, and organically grown herbs. Our pastry chef will also tempt even the most discerning palates with fresh made desserts and breads.

Imagine a world-class spa facility in a setting guaranteed to generate nothing but pure bliss. Our luxurious Island Currents Spa was built with your health and well-being in mind. Guests can select from a full menu of massages, facials, manicures, and pedicures, or revitalize in the saunas, steam rooms, and state-of-the-art hydrotherapy tub.  Whatever spa treatment you choose, you’ll emerge refreshed, relaxed, and ready to savour sunset over a chilled glass of chardonnay from our extensive wine cellar. Or take in a movie in our private theatre, play our interactive golf simulator, or browse in our gift shop that goes beyond gifts to native heritage and Pacific North West artifacts.

World-famous as a top fishing destination on British Columbia’s Inside Passage, Sonora offers unparalleled sport, fly and ocean salmon fishing opportunities in a gorgeous setting considered by many to be one of the world’s wonders.  Seasoned professional or budding amateur, you’ll have the time of your life on these waters. Strike out on your own or with our in-house fly-fishing expert, always available to guide you to the best spots.

Sonora also offers a range of exhilarating outdoor adventure opportunities. Join an Eco-tour on our custom boat to enjoy the breathtaking views, and maybe catch a glimpse of grizzlies and eagles in the wild or dolphins and Orca whales across the bow.  Or enjoy the ultimate escape – a thrilling helicopter tour to a glistening glacier for a private picnic, or to remote inlets where there are no roads, just untouched, magnificent nature.  Back at the resort you can take in a game of tennis on our court or play a round of golf at nearby Storey Creek Golf Course – three-time winner of Golf Digest’s Places to Play award.

Outdoor Adventure Activities include:

  • World Class Guided Salmon-Fishing
  • Helicopter Glacier and Nature Tour
  • Helicopter Fly-Fishing
  • Golf – Storey Creek / Campbell River
  • Ocean Kayaking
  • Grizzly Tours up Bute Inlet
  • Guided White Water Rafting on the Nimpkish River on Vancouver Island
  • Guided Eco Adventure Tours

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2013 Seasonal Closure Dates: October 15, 2013 – April 30, 2014 Our Rates include the following:  Deluxe Suite accommodations with complimentary bar fridges in each room and turn down service daily  All Gourmet Meals – Breakfast, lunch, dinner and appetizers  All Beverages – Liquor, wine, beer, sodas, juices and water (excluding select premium wines and spirits)  Use of all amenities at the resort – outdoor heated pool, hot tubs, steam rooms, tennis court, movie theater, nine hole putting green, 2 virtual golf stations, stocked fly-fishing ponds with all equipment, games room with 2 video game stations, billiards, shuffle board, and foos ball, Island Currents Spa with fitness room, gym facilities, saunas, steam rooms, hot tub and 2 mineral pools.  Business Centre facilities and use of all 5 guest work stations  Free use of the state-of-the-art movie theatre and game station  Complimentary wireless service property-wide  Unlimited North American phone access    Suggested Gratuity Guidelines:  Staff – $45.00 per day, per guest. This covers all of the staff gratuities on property with the exception of Fishing; other Outdoor Adventure Guides and Spa Technicians.   Guided Fishing – $45.00 per person per day  Spa Technicians – 20% of invoice before taxes   Additional Outdoor Adventure Packages – at your own discretion   Taxes and Fees:  Goods and Services Tax 5% of total invoice, plus accomodation tax of $14 per room, per night. Conservation Fee – $20.00 per person, per night.  Carbon Surcharge – 32.42 per person/per day for accommodations. Additional surcharges – Guided Salmon Fishing – $3.50 per hour, per vessel. Eco-Adventure Tour – $1.82 per person, per hour. Guided Grizzly Tour – $1.82 per person, per hour. Helicopter Transportation – $10.01 per person, round trip. Rate varies on accommodation, transportation and activities.  Fuel Surcharge – With the rising cost of fuel, an additional fuel surcharge that is subject to change without notice may apply for seaplane, helicopter, and water taxi transportation; fishing boats and eco tours.  


Vancouver direct – Helicopter 50 minute flight

• Flights depart Vancouver at 3:00pm on Sunday / Tuesday / Thursday / Friday

• Depart Sonora Resort at 4:00pm on Sunday / Tuesday / Thursday / Friday

Less than an hour by air from Vancouver is a wilderness of bears, orcas, vast forests and dramatic oceanscapes: Welcome to the world of Sonora Resort, Member of Relais & Châteaux. Here guests can kayak and fly-fish, soak in warm outdoor mineral-water pools, play tennis and golf, or tour by helicopter or boat to view mountain glaciers and see coastal grizzlies catching salmon. Spacious mountain lodges house 88 guestrooms that offer goose-down duvets and rock fireplaces. Enjoy treatments inspired by the refreshing sea in Island Currents Spa, then toast the day’s adventures over elegant West Coast cuisine in the glass-framed restaurant. Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • A complimentary eco tour
    • for two persons aboard our Polaris Inflatable or Aluminum hull watercraft
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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