The Ultimate in Wilderness Luxury
Sonora Resort beginning in 1979 as a rustic fishing lodge, now being part of Relais & Châteaux family, become a world-renowned luxury wilderness destination. You can experience the world-class salmon fishing, wildlife viewing, and guided adventure tours in ancient old-growth rainforests filled with eagles, whales, bears, and more. Or relax and rejuvenate with luxurious treatments at Island Currents Spa for total body and spirit wellness.
Upon arrival in Vancouver International Airport (YVR), you will be greeted by your private transfer where you will be transported to your designated hotel.
Depending on your arrival time, you will have the remaining day to relax and enjoy the hotel facility, or explore the city to relish an evening of gourmet dining experience.
Start your journey by visiting iconic landmarks such as the horticultural jewel of Queen Elizabeth Park, bustling Granville Island, historic Gas Town and Steam Clock, the iconic Canada Place and Stanley Park, etc.
Alternatively, for a Culinary experience. Head to Richmond and start by visiting the quaint village of Steveston and enjoy a walk around fisherman’s wharf to enjoy many of its fresh sea food offerings; then head toward downtown Richmond and visit the “Golden Village” for its rich Asian Culture, and follow the famous Dumpling Trail Experience which was featured by CNN in its “12 of the world’s most enticing food and drink trails“.
Or if Nature is your calling, enjoy a walk in the forest or in the trees by heading to North Vancouver and visit one of Vancouver’s original attraction in Capilano Suspension Bridge. Head to Grouse Mountain for an unique experience in the local alpines, or enjoy more forests, creeks, and beaches at the Pacific Spirit Park!
Relax this morning or continue to explore Vancouver. You will be heading to Sonora Resort this afternoon via seaplane, and take an approximately 50-minute flight from Vancouver, bringing you directly to the resort landing pad.
Sonora Resort beginning in 1979 as a rustic fishing lodge, now being part of Relais & Châteaux family, become a world-renowned luxury wilderness destination. You can experience world-class salmon fishing, wildlife viewing, and guided adventure tours in ancient old-growth rainforest. The region is populated with wildlife such as eagles, whales, bears, and more.
Or stay within the Resort and be pampered! Relax and rejuvenate with the luxurious treatments at Island Currents Spa for total body and spirit wellness.
*Guests at Sonora can enjoy complimentary use their facilities with their stay. The massive resort features facilities such as Tennis & Basketball Courts, Swimming Pool & Mineral Pools, Putting Green, Fly Fishing Ponds, Movie Theatre & Games Room, Mount Bike, Fitness Centre, Eaglet’s Perch Jungle Gym etc…
Today, select one of Sonora’s Signature Experiences to fill your day’s activity. (Option tour fee extra)
The journey begins with a short voyage up Bute Inlet by vessel, through the Arran rapids to the Orford River. You will meet their experienced Homalco First Nation guide and travel by vehicle, through the beautiful moss-covered rainforest to various bear-viewing towers on the banks of the river.
Typically, many bears are seen on this tour. However, as we are in nature, it is not possible to guarantee a sighting.
To best enjoy this tour, guests must be able to comfortably board and exit the vessel, walk up and down a steep dock ramp at Orford Bay and stand for extended periods while viewing the bears.
Enjoy an extended eco-adventure tour by land and sea. Travel through the swirling whirlpools of Blind Channel in our zodiac-style boat while searching for Steller sea lions, Dall’s porpoises and Harbor seals. Then hop ashore and explore nature’s cathedrals in the lush temperate rainforest of West Thurlow Island, the most northern island in the Discovery Islands.
The trails are well maintained but still quite wild. To best enjoy this tour, you must be able to comfortably board and exit the vessel, walk for an extended period on natural and uneven forest trails and climb a steep trail, similar to a flight of stairs.
Dip your paddle in emerald waters, takes you through Surge Narrows Marine Park, home to nutrient-rich waters and a spectacular variety of colourful intertidal critters. Observe the sea birds, seals, porpoises, dolphins, and sea lions that play in the kelp beds and share the waters that we paddle.
Experience a Spa treatment like no other.
Enjoy the Island Currents Spa and let the treatments and speciality therapies revitalise you. It is said that as the ocean currents weaves its way around this secluded island, it cleans, renews, and purifies the water and brings rejuvenation to the guests.
Also consider spending quieter moments by immersing into mineral pools to enjoy the natural inspired.
Take the afternoon flight back to Vancouver to conclude this magical vacation.
So spend the morning to relax at Resort, or any last minute bucket list like taking the Archery lesson and imagine yourself competing in “The Hunger Game” or fighting a great battle in “The Lord of the Rings”!