This place is the wilderness at its finest! We are still here right now, but I could not wait to review it. We came here with multiple families to celebrate a friends 50 th birthday. I really didn't know how much I would enjoy a wilderness adventure. After arriving in Vancouver, you can only get to Sonora by helicopter or seaplane. That alone was great. The complex is gorgeous! The staff can not not do enough for you from the moment you arrive. We had a group of 15 of us in our party. The rooms were beautiful and the kids had there own rooms. It's hard to begin. We started the first morning with salmon fishing. We caught 3, and they resort works with a service that will have the fish smoked, filleted and shipped home for you. Some of the fish we had prepared by the chef for sashimi that evening! In the afternoon we went out by boat to see the Orcas that were spotted nearby. Words can not expressed what we experienced. We drifted in our large zodiac boat with out amazing guide Aaron and a large male Orca surfaced about 10 feet from our boat, yes 10 feet! Ok, maybe 5 feet. The photos and video are incredible. We went on another tour and stood and photographed a female grizzly bear and her 2 cubs from about 30 feet across a stream! It was incredible. The hiking was also amazing. Eagles, sea lions, seals, deer you name it!
The food was very good and our server Michael Hood was awesome. He was such a great young man all wanted to adopt him! I could go on for hours about this place. Gift shop items were pricey but high end. Tomorrow morning we are going rafting and snorkeling with salmon.
This is one special place.
- 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