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Sonora Resort

Sonora Island, British Columbia , Canada


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Luxury Holidays At Sonora Resort

Sonora Resort has a well-earned reputation for being a premiere wildlife paradise and is an excellent base for salmon fishing. Situated on Sonora Island - just off the coast of Vancouver Island and only accessible by air or sea - this secluded luxury coastal resort is perfect for those seeking an unspoilt wilderness. Set against a spectacular natural backdrop of lush forest and unspoilt coastline, the Sonora Resort experience can be as energetic or as restful as you require, with activities organised to guests' requirements, including first-class fly-fishing and kayaking. Wildlife tours to see Grizzly Bears and Orcas in their natural setting can be easily arranged, as can a treatment or two in the ultra-luxurious Island Currents Spa. Dining plays an important part in the overall experience at the resort, with freshly prepared Pacific Northwest cuisine partnered by fine wines from around the world and accompanied by breathtaking views of the gorgeous surroundings.

  • Type: Luxury Lodge
  • Summary: A premier wildlife eco-adventure paradise on Sonora Island
  • Feature: Ultra-luxurious Island Currents Spa perfect for relaxation
  • Rooms: 88 rooms & suites within 11 separate lodges
  • Star rating: Member of 'Relais & Châteaux'
  • Nearest airport: Vancouver Airport
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Location and transfer

50 minutes from Vancouver Airport by helicopter transfer.

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Whether it's steps from your suite or out in the wilderness, something exhilarating or a chance to exhale, each individual will find chance to experience something truly unique. Take to the waters on an Eco-Adventure tour as you listen to whale songs and other undersea sounds or head to rougher waters for a river rafting tour. Dry land also has plenty to offer - enjoy archery in their unique range or hike through the Phillips River Valley, which offers plenty of wildlife and history.

Wildlife Encounters

Between late August and October the, often elusive, Grizzly Bears descend on Orford River. This rare opportunity to spot the animals in their natural habitat makes an exciting excursion for guests, provided by Sonora Resort. Take a brief boat journey up river, then travel by vehicle through lush rainforests to view these amazing animals amongst the incredible scenery of Canada.

Hotel Experiences

Head to the resort's heli-pad to take a helicopter tour of this stunning part of western Canada, enjoying a private picnic atop a glacier en route, or fuel your adrenaline with a guided kayaking tour down the Campbell River, spotting mink, otters, seals and even dolphins as you go. For a once-in-a-lifetime experience, why not request a Grizzly Bear tour and observe these colossal creatures from a ten-foot-high viewing tower?


Surrounding forests make the serene Sonora Resort an idyllic private spot for couples to enjoy. Luxurious suites offer the perfect home-away-from-home setting to return to with your partner after a day of exploring the lush greens and calm waters of this beautiful island. Couples can enjoy everything from wine-pairing sessions, to helicopter glacier tours, forming unforgettable memories in this truly unique resort.

Luxury Family Holidays

Sonora Resort offers all generations of the family the chance to get involved in the adventurous activities on offer. For time together, head out on one of the many hiking trails on offer that meander along winding paths through lush greenery. The outdoor archery range also offers lessons to older children who wish to try it out alongside their parents, whilst younger children can make the most of the playground and movie theatre on offer.

Spa Breaks

Island Currents Spa offers guests a range of tranquil treatments and therapies, influenced by the ocean currents renewing and purifying the waters surrounding the island. Treat yourself to anything from a rejuvenating massage to a Valmont signature facial - whatever you choose, you are sure to feel the affect of this island's natural influence within this spa. You can also enjoy a fully equipped exercise room and early-morning yoga classes.

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There is one room available that has been specially adapted for disabled guests. It is the Arbutus Lodge Room (no. 54). This room has the furniture rearranged to enable ease of movement for a wheelchair. The vanity wash basin is set at a lowered height, there are grab bars next to the toilet and in the shower and there is also a shower chair available for use. The room is located next to an lift in order to access the common areas of the hotel easily.



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