Sonora Resort Canada

Sonora Resort Canada

Sonora Resort Sonora Island, British Columbia V0P 1V0 Canada
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5.0
#1 of 1 resort in Sonora Island
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Nestled in a Pacific Archipelago off the coast of British Columbia, Sonora Resort is a jewel amid one of Canada's most alluring, pristine environments. Accessible only by sea or air, Sonora offers a rare alchemy of secluded wilderness and opulent comfort. A proud member of the Relais & Châteaux family - an association of the world's finest hoteliers, chefs and restauranteurs selected for having a truly unique character - Sonora captures the essence of the Pacific Northwest. The passion of our people, spirit of our natural surroundings and the exemplary service we offer are all experienced within 5 stars of pure luxury. Eagles await our guests perched on towering trees as the sea lions surf the tidal currents and relax in the kelp beds. Every day, a range of exhilarating outdoor adventures beckon from thrilling eco-adventure tours to world-renowned fishing and watching Grizzly bears and Orcas in their natural habitat. Quieter moments can be appreciated in the mineral pools of Island Currents Spa or simply from our spacious private villas, multi-room suites or lodge rooms. Sink into sumptuous linens and cozy goose-down duvets or draw a deep bath to ponder the spectacular ocean views. Reminisce on the day’s adventures in the Tyee Dining Room, where local ingredients are prepared by accomplished chefs and paired with world-class wines. Savour freshly-caught seafood, organically grown produce and desserts that will tempt even the most discerning palates. Remote yet accessible, Sonora is a 50-minute flight from Vancouver. It’s the ultimate getaway where bespoke adventures await. Open seasonally May 1 - October 15.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Archery
Bicycle rental
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Business Centre with Internet Access
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Boating
Canoeing
Game room
Hiking
Tennis court
Billiards
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Video game console
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Steam room
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
ATM on site
First aid kit
Laundry service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Interconnected rooms available
Safe
Telephone
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Refrigerator
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Lake View
Languages Spoken
English

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Sonora Resort Sonora Island, British Columbia V0P 1V0 Canada
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Campbell River Airport
49.2 km
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Comox Airport
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Candleligh wrote a review Jan 2020
Hudson, Ohio
5.0 of 5 bubbles
You have to love taking a sea plane or a helicopter in order to reach this resort. Once there you will be in AWE of the scenery and the amenities at the resort. The rooms have THE most beautiful water views and dinner here is an experience with the freshest fish (salmon, wild salmon) I have ever eaten. All dinners were superb.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Response from Sophia C, Public Relations Manager at Sonora Resort Canada
Responded Mar 2, 2020
Thank you so much for the beautiful review. We are so happy to hear you had a great time at our resort and will be sure to forward on your kind comments to our chefs team. Hope to see you return very soon again!
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Loves to travel wrote a review May 2022
The Woodlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My guide was fabulous even though it rained every day. Mike is the best.

I also talked with Sarah at the conservatory. Kudos to Sarah.

Everyday I had muffin and berries for breakfast since I fished everyday 8-12pm. They were always waiting.

I am allergic to pineapple and every meal was made carefully and i was told they kitchen checked and told me that my fruit was made using a different cutting board and knife.

Fishing was great and my guide Mike is a great guide. I had a couple of days no fish but he found me bears, eagles and sea lions.
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Date of stay: May 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Sonora Canada, General Manager at Sonora Resort Canada
Responded May 16, 2022
Thank you for the your wonderful review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your fishing excursion and the wildlife. We will be sure to convey your compliments to Mike, Sarah and our Culinary Team and hope to welcome you back for a spectacularly sunny adventure!
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mailD1302XU wrote a review Sep 2022
Munich, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
In addition to its beautiful location, the resort offers an exceptional stay in the most beautiful nature of Vancouver island. From arrival to departure, you are looked after by an extremely friendly and professional team. The scenery, wildlife and accommodation are exceptional and the food is superb. We highly recommend this accommodation and will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: August 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Sonora Resort Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Sonora Resort Canada
Responded Sep 18, 2022
Thank you for this wonderful review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and will be sure to convey your compliments to our team.
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414Andy wrote a review May 2024
Morgantown, West Virginia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We flew in to the Sonora island resort from Vancouver by seaplane. We stayed in the diamond room at the Sonora Island resort for four nights. This is truly an exceptional resort. You are surrounded by mountains and snowcap mountains in the distance while looking out on a beautiful water ocean inlet. The diamond room, with floor to ceiling glass, allowed us to capture the beautiful scenery. The food was outstanding, and the chefs go out of their way to accommodate your requests.

For example, my wife and I, when we were young, had lived on the south island of New Zealand for several months. We met two Sonora resort staff members from New Zealand, and we told them how much we had loved their country. We also commented on how much we enjoyed Pavlova, the famous New Zealand dessert. Well sure enough for dessert that night we were served Pavlova, and two New Zealand staff members joined us at our request.

But what made the Sonora island resort experience truly outstanding was the attention we received from the staff. Many of the young staff come from different countries throughout world. It was so interesting to talk to them about their travel experiences and about life in the countries from where they came.The staff made us feel like this was our home, and we can’t begin to thank the staff enough for their kindness.

If you are looking for a five star resort experience in an extraordinary setting, we highly recommend the Sonora Island resort.
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kaitlin Ross, General Manager at Sonora Resort Canada
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for this wonderful review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us. Our team brings a wealth of insights born from years of cumulative travel, education, and immersion in their craft and they take great pride in providing an exceptional experience for our guests. We will be sure to convey your compliments to them. Sincerely, The Sonora Resort Team
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corky2112 wrote a review Oct 2022
Tea Gardens, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spectacular views, large clean apartment, helpful staff, tasty meals, bar fridge which is replenished daily.
The daily activities cater to everyone, fishing, bear watching, eco tours, fly fishing, tennis, games room, putting golf green, golf simulator to name a few.
We went fishing with Logan who I can’t speak highly enough of, without his knowledge and attention to detail I would not have caught my ENORMOUS salmon.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Response from Sonora Canada, General Manager at Sonora Resort Canada
Responded Oct 12, 2022
Thank you for the spectacular review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and will be sure to convey your compliments to our team.
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155019Whatever wrote a review Oct 2022
Toronto, Canada
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The resort is seriously perfect, location, scenery, activities and staff/service. We came to see the bears and orcas and werent disapointed, + the boat guides were very knowledgable, entertaining and went out of their way to make a successful outing . I also highly recommend the ocean kayking .

The kitchen - not so much. We're not foodies, reasonable expectations but been around. Breakfast was great but dinner 5 nights / 5 remained repetitively so unappetizing that we learned to avoid everything but one of the salads and the halibut ( which was dry but edible) nb fellow, equally diappointed guests said the beef was ok.

Ok, so we tried lunch , the Montreal smoked meat sounded enticing . . . evidently the chef has never heard of or tasted a Montreal smoked meat, but still all would have been ok if it had at least been smoked meat and edible - Not. So we then stuck with breakfast and wine for the reast of our stay - the BC wine was excellent.

In sum, a fantastic resort but with a real and serious chef problem which if not addressed for the next season, should place the chateaux and relais distinction in peril.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Sonora Resort Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Sonora Resort Canada
Responded Oct 28, 2022
Thank you for your feedback. We continuously look for ways to improve the guest experience and pride ourselves on offering world class amenities and exceptional cuisine. We are sorry to hear that our cuisine did not meet your expectations of a Relais & Châteaux property, as it is one of the features at Sonora which gets the most favourable comments. We are pleased to learn that you found all other aspects exceptional and hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back and provide you with an exceptional culinary experience.
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pgs1012022 wrote a review Aug 2022
Chelmsford, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our second visit to Sonora and it was even better than the first. The location is amazing and the team there make sure you have a wonderful stay. It is beautiful and so peaceful. The views from our room over the river had seals and eagles and just a 5 minute walk away there was a group of sea lions. The staff are friendly and efficient with a clear desire to make sure you have a fantastic time. A very special place
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Date of stay: August 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Sonora Resort Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Sonora Resort Canada
Responded Aug 19, 2022
Thank you for this wonderful review! We are happy to hear you thoroughly enjoyed all aspects of your stay with us and will be sure to convey your compliments to our team.
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Marc Y wrote a review Jul 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a wonderful experience we had from check-in to check-out! The staff at Sonora Resort truly made our stay extra special, as well as the delicious food, excellent outdoor activities, and attention to detail. We traveled from Florida, which was a long journey, and we were blown away with the beauty of the resort, the surrounding environment, the knowledgeable and friendly staff, and the impeccable service. Our favorite experiences were salmon fishing (3 times!), hiking, archery, and our dinners. We will be back!
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Date of stay: July 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Sonora Resort Team, Other at Sonora Resort Canada
Responded Jul 11, 2022
Thank you for the your wonderful review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back!
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MattB-HK wrote a review Aug 2022
Hong Kong, China
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is a very special place in the world. Set in a unique location of Sonora Island, this magnificent property is a super location to explore the incredibile wilderness of Sonora Island and the surrounding islands.

Amazing fishing, great views, stunning expeditions and activity, great food and above all attentive and friendly service! All of the staff were exquisite and very kind towards our infant and couldn’t have made us feel more comfortable and at home.

Managed to see some great wildlife including humpbacks, orcas, grizzlies, eagles, seals and more… check out the drone video on YouTube “Sonora Expedition”!

Second visit and won’t be our last!

Thank you Sonora!!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Sonora Resort Team, Guest Services / Front Office at Sonora Resort Canada
Responded Aug 30, 2022
Thank you for the wonderful review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and that you experienced spectacular wildlife viewing during you stay. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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ascAustralia wrote a review Sep 2023
australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sonora is a very special place. For us a once in a lifetime treat. Arriving by helicopter to the resort was thrilling. We had a diamond room top floor which had spectacular views and was a very good size. It’s all inclusive and the food was of a very high standard. There was even a “snack” room to pick up goodies prior to your excursion’s. We went on the grizzly tour and fished for salmon with Don. Both we would recommend. The hiking trails great and you must stop at discovery island to see the sea lions and seals. The helicopter wasn’t scheduled on the day we left so took the 1 1/2 hour boat trip into Campbell River at 1pm and our flight to Vancouver didn’t leave until 6pm. This was annoying as there was a lot of waiting around so look into this when booking. It was also suggested that we tip $60 per person per day and tip all our excursions. The resort was quite expensive so thought that tips should be included.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sonora Island, Canada8 contributions
We look forward to welcoming you to Sonora Resort! We are located on a remote island, surrounded by beautiful wilderness. Many of our guests enjoy participating in outdoor activities, so we recommend comfortable outdoor wear. Resort casual attire is suggested in the Tyee Dining Room. Below is a list of items we recommend packing: - deck or walking shoes and suitable hiking footwear - A mix of short and long sleeves - resort casual attire - a water-resistant jacket for all-day comfort - sunglasses - sunscreen - bathing suit We provide the following complimentary items: - light and heavy rain and windproof gear for outdoor activities - rubber boots - umbrellas - in-room: luxury amenities, bathrobe and slippers, vanity mirror, safe, iron and ironing board Should you forget to pack your favourite pair of sunsglasses or must have hats, our gift shop offers a selection of high-end clothing, accessories and toiletries. Choose from beloved brands like Arc’teryx, SIMMS, Maui Jim, and lululemon.
Familyof4travels asked a question May 2022
New York City, New York9 contributions
How is the resort with children? Aged 9 and 12.
Sonora Island, Canada8 contributions
Good afternoon, We welcome guests of all ages. In addition to the games room, 12-seat movie theatre (with popcorn maker) and hiking trails mentioned above, we have a covered tennis court with a basketball hoop and ping pong table. Many of our activities have a minimum age requirement. Age Restrictions by Activity Archery Lesson - 12 years Blind Channel Tour - 6 years Eco Adventure Tour - 6 years Fly Fishing Lesson On Island - 8 years Grizzly Bear Tour - 10 years Ocean Kayaking Tour - 8 years or 50 lbs River & Helicopter Fly-Fishing Tour - 12 years - experience required If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to reach out to our Guest Services Team at (604)233-0460. The Sonora Resort Team
Answer from C-MACTofino
Tofino, Canada85 contributions52 helpful votes
You definitely can see Grizzlies in the Sonora area but timing definitely depends on the salmon run, which is usually closer to September. Your best bet would be to call and speak to their reservations team for their timing recommendations. Best of luck!
Answer from SonoraResortCA
Sonora Island, Canada
Thank you for your interest in staying with us. We have limited moorage available. Please contact us by email (on our website) or phone (604)233-0460, and let us know the size of your vessel and dates you plan to stay. We will confirm if we can accommodate your vessel. The Sonora Resort Team
Fisher wrote a tip Jun 15
Fort Myers Beach, Florida4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The dinner menu may be limited for your tastes. The kitchen team seems willing to accommodate your menu choices if given notice a day ahead"
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Lawton16 wrote a tip May 2024
Fort Lauderdale, Florida105 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"September for Grizzlies. Late May was fine for Salmon, black bears and Orcas. Not whales. Summer months will be prettier but also crowded."
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Magictravelnow wrote a tip Oct 2022
Dallas, Texas408 contributions209 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I loved my Diamond Room with huge windows. You see otters, sea lions, harbor porpoises from your window. Visit the special island. "
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trout42 wrote a tip Oct 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah116 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms in the Gillard South building had fantastic views!"
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Helen S wrote a tip Jun 2019
Harrogate, United Kingdom56 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed in room 78 - wonderful views."
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PRICE RANGE
C$1,716 - C$2,384 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
88
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sonora Resort Canada
What are some of the property amenities at Sonora Resort Canada?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Sonora Resort Canada?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Sonora Resort Canada?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sonora Resort Canada?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Sonora Resort Canada offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Does Sonora Resort Canada have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Sonora Resort Canada accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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