I would say this is a once-in-a-lifetime trip to experience the raw nature of British Columbia (in luxury), but from the people we spoke to at Sonora Resort, once is not enough! Different seasons offer different experiences. Sea lions the size of small cars parked on the rocks in the spring, eagle central and the whale highway up and down the BC coast in the summer, and experiencing grizzly bears 'grocery shop' for salmon in the fall. Oh, and the fishing. People were catching 25 lbs plus chinooks on a regular basis. Last year the biggest salmon in decades was pulled out of these waters. Add to this some of the most wonderful and innovative cuisine. (We were there during spotted prawn season for the sweetest prawns imaginable.) The staff are top-notch and they will fill any wish you may have--immediately. The rooms have a National Geographic show happening outside your window 24/7. The tides, the whirlpools, birds, seals, boats, float planes are your specialty channel! Sonora Resort feels that you are a million miles away from civilization but it's a 45 minute helicopter flight from Vancouver. Like everything else at this resort, the helicopter service is top of the line and part of the Sonora experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This B.C. Wilderness resort is an absolute jewel amid one of Canada's most alluring, pristine environments. Sonora Resort is where uncompromising eco-adventure travel meets luxurious accommodations, unparalleled service and five star facilities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Sonora Hotel Sonora Island
- Sonora Island Hotel
- Sonora Island Resort