Sonora Island, British Columbia
At a Glance
Luxury wilderness resort in stunning remote location
Fly in by helicopter or seaplane from Vancouver or take it slow by boat
Ideal option for families looking to experience the wilderness in style with plenty of adventure
Go out on the Eagle Master boat to see orcas whales, dolphins, bears, seals & bald eagles
Perfect for keen anglers looking for the freshest catch
Top notch wildlife and nature guides for customized excursions
Hike in ancient forests or paddle board & picnic at Florence Lake
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
The resort is open from May to October each year and offer a variety of packages.
Spring and fall are often warm and pleasant but rainfall can be heavy, particularly on the coast. Summers (June to September) are mostly dry and sunny with warm temperatures.
Call us on 858 523 9000 to start planning your vacation to Sonora Resort or take a look at our itineraries to Canada
In the heart of the Canadian wilderness yet uncompromising on luxury, Sonora Resort is the perfect getaway for those looking to experience the abundant wildlife, outdoor lifestyle and unspoiled beauty of this stunning part of British Columbia
Just 50 minutes by helicopter from Vancouver brings you a world away from the city, into pristine wilderness, calm and tranquillity.
Nestled into the shoreline, Sonora is in a wonderful secluded location with a wealth of experiences at your doorstep. Step aboard one of the resorts fleet of 12 seater Eaglemaster boats and be whisked off into untapped territory, searching for eagles, seals, dolphins and even the most exciting find in this part of the world grizzly bears! Only an hour from the resort is a great spot for watching the grizzlies play with their cubs or heading into September and October, watch them catch salmon as they go to spawn, an absolute must to experience once in a lifetime.
For fishing enthusiasts, Sonora is a haven, with some of the most exciting salmon fishing on the West coast and some of the best guides to ensure you head for just the right spots. Bring your catch back and watch it prepared for your dinner, as fresh as it could possibly be!
For those who prefer to fly fish, the surrounding lakes and rivers teem with trout so perfect for the most experienced or even a first time angler.
Beyond the fishing and wildlife, Sonora still thrills with an array of wonderful experiences. Take a helicopter up to a mountain glacier vantage point no one else can reach and enjoy a gourmet picnic on what feels like the top of the world. Kayak through the calm waters of the Outer Discovery Islands with seasoned guides. Enjoy a movie in the resort's own movie theater, indulge in a treatment in the luxurious spa, swim in the heated outdoor pool, with it's breathtaking views over the sound or simply relax with a book in the resorts charming conservatory.
With only 88 rooms and suites in total, the resort still retains it's intimate and personal feel. Split into 12 individual lodges, each set of rooms has it's own comfortable lounge, complete with floor to ceiling windows to make the most of that breath taking view. Families are well catered for with adjacent rooms and plenty of space.
Even dining is a treat at Sonora, with chef Terry Pichor casting a guiding eye over the flavors that the guests enjoy. Sourcing the finest local ingredients and transforming them into a culinary celebration of this spectacular region is all part of the plan and ensures guests experience mouth watering cuisine.
A stay at Sonora is on an all inclusive basis with all meals and beverages included. Guests can choose their daily activities and some will come at additional cost. However, this ensures you choose what you want to do, do as little or as much as you desire.
12 uniquely themed lodges feature a total of 88 luxurious rooms and suites.
Each rooms has either a queen or king size bed, top quality linens, Serta pillow top mattresses and cozy down duvets. Tasteful furnishings, sumptuous private baths, state of the art electronics and spectacular ocean views.
Children are welcome at Sonora although there are no particular children's facilities. Most activities will be suitable for children to join in with with their parents
2 restaurants, piano lounge with panoramic views, covered tennis court, outdoor heated pool, 12 seat theater with Dolby surround sound for watching movies, sport and playing video games, pool, billiards, foosball and shuffleboard tables, golf simulators, 9 hole putting green, two stocked fly fishing ponds, Island Currents Spa, 6 mountain bikes
A wealth of activities are on offer and include hiking and walking trails, Grizzly Bear tours on the Orford River, kayaking tours on the famous Inside Passage, eco adventures on the rigid hull inflatable, Phillips River Educational and Ecological tours, wilderness hikes and hatchery tours, river rafting and snorkeling with salmon, cooking classes with Executive Chef Terry Pichor, glacial helicopter tours, professionally guided salt and fresh water fishing (includes all equipment, bait, tackle, floater suits, life jackets, rain gear, boots). Boat and helicopter transportation are available to Stoney Creek's 18 hole golf course.
Guided 1-hour Zodiac Nature Tour at Sonora
Go on an adventure in Sonora's 28-foot Eaglemaster. Kitted out with all the gear and headphones, communicate with your guide as you whiz through channels and whirlpools in search of porpoises, dolphins, orca whales and bald eagles swooping down to feed.
Phillips River Ecological and Cultural Tour - 5 hours
Just a 30-minute boat ride from Sonora Resort, this exclusive tour, led by knowledgeable historical guides, will be a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to see how the Kwaiakah once lived, and how they plan on restoring their First Nations' land.
Family Fun in Canada
Vancouver, Victoria, Tofino, Whistler & Sonora Island
from $8600 pp 13 nights
- Experience the best of British Columbia with opportunities for adventure at every turn
- Search for whales and bears in BC's most idyllic settings
- An unforgettable road-trip with ferries and seaplanes to give the kids a sense of adventure
Location & directions
Sonora Island, British Columbia
Nestled between Vancouver Island and the west coast of Canada, Sonora Resort is accessible only by sea or air. No roads or cities on the horizon, just the serenity and harmony of a luxury wilderness lodge.
- 24/7 concierge service
- 24/7 emergency assistance
- Firsthand knowledge
- Renowned service
- Award-winning tour operator