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Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada
Best for: Family, Luxury, Spectacular scenery
Sonora Resort is British Columbia's ultimate luxury wilderness resort. Perched on rich fishing waters and surrounded by forests frequented by grizzly bears, guests at Sonora can experience the very best of Canada's wildlife in the very best accommodation.
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Relais and Chateaux property Sonora Resort is one of western Canada's most exceptional properties. Placing you in the heart of British Columbia's unspoiled wilderness, its the perfect place for wildlife watching, kayaking or indulging in sumptuous spa treatments. At Sonora, it's all about the experience. Portraying itself as a wilderness retreat, guests can be as adventurous as they like, with opportunities for ocean salmon fishing, bear watching, biking, hiking and swimming. For those looking for something extra special, take a helicopter glacier tour and explore the snow-capped mountains of British Columbia's most remote destinations.
Of course, the biggest draw is its picturesque backdrop. Nestled amongst dense forestry and perched on an expansive lake, Sonora is home to some of the best bedroom views in the whole of Canada. Rooms are well appointed and will leave you rested and rejuvenated for the exciting adventures that lie ahead. With goose down duvets and luxurious L'Occitane amenities, you can be sure Sonora's guest-rooms will look after you extremely well. Dining, as expected, is also of exceptionally high quality. Menus are utterly mouth-watering and you won't find such an upscale wine list within miles.
During your stay, you can discover Sonora's plentiful indoor and outdoor amenities including extensive hiking and biking trails, tennis courts, swimming pools, a putting green, a 12-seat movie theatre and an abundance of fly fishing ponds which surround the resort. The resort even offers digital cameras for guests to borrow for their excursions!
When to go
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.
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Things to do
Guided Salmon Fishing at Sonora
The calm waters and snowcapped mountains that surround Sonora Resort provide a truly unique salmon fishing experience. Sonora is situated in a region well protected from open ocean swells and is surrounded with stunning emerald waters.
Grizzly Bear Viewing at Sonora Resort
The elusive grizzly bears descend on the Orford River in late August, September and October to feast on river-running salmon. View these majestic creatures from the water and on land on this 5 hour bear viewing tour.