Sonora Island is located within the Discovery Islands at the mouth of Bute Inlet, one of the deepest inlets in North America.
Guests reach Sonora Resort by boat or air, approximately 50 minutes by private helicopter from Vancouver. Sonora is a Relais & Chateâux property and unique in the world because of its secluded location, abundance of natural beauty and wildlife, with luxury accommodations and gourmet cuisine. Sonora welcomes guests from May to October each year. The guided grizzly bear tours at the nearby Orford River are offered in partnership with the Homalco First Nation, from August to October. Additional Sonora Resort highlights include a tennis court, conservatory, and the Island Currents Spa with five treatment rooms including a Couple’s massage room, outdoor hot and cold mineral pools, fitness facility and relaxation room. Sonora Resort was recently named to the prestigious 2016 Conde Nast Traveller UK Gold List.
Relais & Chateaux, Virtuoso, Conde Nast Johansen's
Family Vacation, Romantic Getaway
Lodge Suites - Each lodge, consisting of a number of individual suites sharing a common area, is uniquely arranged to take advantage of spectacular views, with a variety of features such as hot tubs, decks or in-room fireplaces. Common areas appointed with tasteful furnishings offer a cozy haven where guests can comfortably socialize, while the suites feature wonderfully comfortable beds outfitted with top-of-the-line pillow top mattresses, high-quality linens and luxurious goose down duvets & pillows.
Outdoor heated pool Hot Tubs Steam Rooms Tennis Court Games Room with billiards, shuffleboard and foosball Two Virtual Golf Games State-of-the-Art Movie Theater Full access to the stocked Rainbow fly-fishing pond with all equipment. Full access to the Wellness Centre with fitness room, Yoga/Pilates studio, gym facilities, saunas, steamrooms and 3 mineral pools.
A selection of á la carte activities means unparalleled flexibility. If you're a sport fisherman, you may join an expert guide on a hunt for the region's legendary salmon. If total pampering is your pleasure, the Wellness Center offers a full range of sensational treatments. Once-in-a-lifetime adventures include eco-tours in search of grizzlies or marine wildlife and heli-tours to pristine lakes. When you're not backcountry kayaking through Provincial Park waters, you can stay in and enjoy the resort's private theater, interactive golf simulator and excellent wine cellar.
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Roundtrip transfers via seaplane between Vancouver and Sonora Resort. Spectacular coastal views unroll beneath you as you fly up Desolation Sound over Stuart Island and the Arran Rapids, to name but two local landmarks. In-flight headphones make listening to the knowledgeable tour guides a pleasure, and this direct flight deposits you at your destination in just a mere 50 minutes.