Sonora Resort

The Sonora Resort is where
luxury meets eco-adventure

The Sonora Resort is where luxury meets eco-adventure, with a privileged location in one of Canada’s most alluring, untouched wildernesses. At your doorstep are lush old-growth Pacific rainforests and pure waterways full of Chinook salmon. Grizzly bears inhabit this beautiful environment, so used to the stands built to view them, they use their posts as back-scratchers. Also resident in the region are First Nation communities, who work very closely with Sonora Resort to ensure the land remains pristine.

Guests at Sonora Resort are accommodated in stylish rooms, suites and private villas, all appointed with the finest linens, warm goose down duvets and premium bath products. The 12 guestrooms are cosy, crafted from cedar and stone, with bathtubs and fireplaces, while the more contemporary suites are much more generous in size, featuring huge picture windows. The villas offer the utmost privacy, with wraparound decks, mini grand pianos and multiple hot tubs, with nothing but forest for miles around.

Activities at Sonora Resort include world-class salmon fishing, grizzly bear tours, ocean kayaking, boat cruises, river rafting, stand up paddle boarding, marine tours and helicopter flightseeing. It’s also possible to take a guided cultural tour with the chance to paddle a traditional canoe. When you aren’t experiencing the great outdoors, on the property are a wealth of facilities that you can take advantage of including a 9-hole putting green, virtual golf, outdoor heated pool, fitness centre, spa, sauna and numerous rooftop hot tubs.

Location

How to get to Sonora Resort

Water taxi transfers are available from Campbell River to Sonora Resort.

Activities at Sonora Resort

  • Salmon fishing
  • Bear viewing
  • Marine eco-tours and rafting
  • Kayaking and stand up paddleboarding
  • Hiking trails and cultural walks

*Some activities are available at extra cost.

Sonora Resort Highlights

  • A luxurious Relais & Chateaux property set amid unspoilt wilderness
  • Upscale accommodation and mouthwatering cuisine
  • An array of outdoor adventures from ocean kayaking to salmon fishing
  • Great bear and wildlife-viewing opportunities
  • Cultural immersion and eco-friendly experiences

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Accommodation

Below are some of our other recommended Canadian wilderness lodge accommodation options, carefully selected for their superior location, incredible wildlife and wilderness experiences, service and level of comfort.

Farewell Harbour Lodge

Family-run Farewell Harbour Lodge offers privileged access to the untouched temperate rainforests and rich marine life of the Broughton Archipelago.

Great Bear Lodge

Great Bear Lodge is situated in a location of outstanding beauty in British Columbia's aptly named Great Bear Rainforest.

Knight Inlet Lodge

A secluded lodge with a well-established reputation for excellent grizzly bear viewing from special tree stands or by boat depending on the season.

Sonora Resort

This Relais & Chateaux resort offers gourmet meals and a wealth of outdoor adventures in the heart of pristine wilderness without compromising at all on luxury.

Spirit Bear Lodge

Deep inside the Great Bear Rainforest, Spirit Bear Lodge provides visitors with a chance to view unique spirit bears, a rare subspecies of black bear sporting a white or cream-coloured coat.

Canada Overview

Why visit Canada? Spanning the top of north America from the Pacific to the Atlantic, this huge country offers majestic scenery, unspoiled wilderness and incredible wildlife and adventure opportunities. At the same time Canada is a modern country with sophisticated cities, world class accommodation and excellent rail, road and air network.

When is the best time to visit Canada? From May to September is the best time for cruising and touring in Canada when the weather is at its finest. Temperatures and daylight hours vary depending on latitude, and the coast is more moderate than inland regions which have long hot summers and very cold winters.

Grizzly bear viewing is generally good from June until October and Polar Bear viewing around Churchill is possible from July to November. November to April is the time for winter wonderland experiences, skiing, dog sledding and the Northern Lights.

What can I combine Canada with? Alaskan holidays like Inside Passage cruising and wildlife viewing. Canada can also be combined with Arctic cruising and ice based adventures.

How do you get to Canada? Fly to Vancouver in British Columbia for west coast touring and cruising, or to Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal or Quebec City for eastern Canada.

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