Travel Planning

 

Travel Planning

We are delighted to welcome you as our guest at Sonora Resort. As you prepare for your stay with us, find packing suggestions, directions, arrival processes and more to make a seamless and safe arrival at our West Coast Oasis. 

PACKING
RESORT ATTIRE

Sonora Resort is nestled in a wilderness location set in the Great Bear Rainforest. Many of our guests enjoy participating in the outdoor activities, so we suggest comfortable outdoor wear suitable for your time of visit and activities scheduled. Resort casual attire is suggested in the Tyee Dining Room and high heels are not advisable for daytime activities.

SUGGESTED PACKING
  • Deck or walking shoes & suitable hiking footwear
  • A mix of short and long sleeves
  • Resort casual attire
  • A water-resistant jacket for all day comfort
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Bathing suits
  • Memory cards, cameras, and video cameras
AVAILABLE AT SONORA

We are pleased to provide the following complimentary items:

  • Light and heavy rain and windproof gear for outdoor activities
  • Rubber boots
  • Umbrellas
  • Hair dryers
  • In Room: luxury amenities, bath robe and slippers, vanity mirror, safe, iron and ironing board

A selection of high-end clothing, accessories and toiletries are available in the Sonora Gift Shop. Choose from beloved brands like Arc’teryx, SIMMS, Maui Jim, and Lulu Lemon. An ATM is available in the Tyee Lodge, if preferred.

DIRECTIONS

HELICOPTER FROM VANCOUVER, BC

Signature Flight Support                                 

YVR South Terminal

5360 Airport Rd S

Richmond, BC V7B 1B4

Check In – 1 hour prior to their departure time

SEAPLANE FROM VANCOUVER, BC

Seair Seaplanes

Richmond YVR

4640 Inglis Dr

Richmond BC V7B 1W4

Check In – 1 hour prior to their departure time

SEAPLANE FROM VANCOUVER, BC

Harbour Air Seaplanes

Richmond (YVR South)

4760 Inglis Dr

Richmond BC V7B 1W4

Check In – 1 hour prior to their departure time

SEAPLANE FROM SEATTLE, WA

Kenmore Air

Kenmore, Lake Washington / Seaplane Terminal
6321 NE 175th Street
Kenmore, WA  98028

WATER TAXI FROM CAMPBELL RIVER, BC

Discovery Harbour Marina

“G Dock”

Roberts Reach Rd V9W 5T5

Campbell River, BC

Look for signs for Way West Water Taxi and Sonora Resort

PARKING
VANCOUVER, BC
  • Pay parking available at Signature Flight Support. Stalls 176 – 186, 143 - 149 are reserved for London Air Services.
CAMPBELL RIVER, BC
  • Pay parking available at Campbell River Discovery Marina. Sonora is not affiliated with this parking space.
LUGGAGE RESTRICTIONS
Carry-on article

Maximum size: 23 cm x 40 cm x 55 cm (9 in. x 15.5 in x 21.5 in.) Wheels and handles included. 
Maximum weight: 11 kg (25 lbs.)

Personal article

Maximum size: 16 cm x 33 cm x 43 cm (6 in. x 13 in x 17 in.) 
Maximum weight: 5 kg (11 lbs.)

Should your visit to Sonora be one of a number of stops on your journey and you have luggage in excess of what you need and what we can transport to and from Sonora, we will store it securely in our offices at Signature Flight Support Vancouver while you are enjoying your stay at Sonora Resort.

There is no luggage restriction for guests travelling to Sonora via Water Taxi from Campbell River, BC.

ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE
CHECK IN, CHECK OUT
  • Check in: 4:00 PM
  • Check Out: 11:00 AM or 1 hour prior to departure if scheduled prior to 11:00am

If you are arriving before 4pm and would like immediate access to your room, we recommend booking your room for the night prior. Similarly, if departing later than 11:00am and must have access to your room beyond this time, please consider reserving your room for an additional night to guarantee extended access. Luggage storage is available should you choose not to reserve.

ARRIVAL

A member of the Sonora team will greet you upon arrival and escort you to the designated arrival area where you will enjoy a welcome beverage and brief orientation. We are delighted to deliver luggage directly to guest rooms upon arrival. If you’re arriving before the standard check in time, luggage will be stored in a secure and accessible location until guest rooms are available.

DEPARTURE

Guests receive a departure notice delivered to their guest room the night prior to departure. This note will instruct departure time and method, luggage collection and check out information.

TRANSPORTING FISH FROM SONORA

If you’re lucky enough to catch a fish during your stay at Sonora and wish to have it transported home, we’d be delighted to assist you.

  1. Transport your frozen fish as a checked piece of luggage on your departure (suitable for travel under 8 hours)
  2. Ship your catch directly to you, anywhere in the world. Option to process your fish to your liking. Additional charges apply.
  3. Request a fiberglass replica to be shipped directly to you anywhere in the world. Additional charges apply.
  4. Request a Gyotaku Fish Print of your catch; a beautiful traditional Japanese art done by a local BC artist. Additional charges apply.
STAYING CONNECTED

Wi-Fi is available property wide and guests are welcome to make use of the resort’s printer, fax machine and scanner. Cell phone coverage is available (we are Telus, Bell Mobility and Rogers compatible). International long-distance calling is complimentary from all resort telephones including those in meeting rooms.

LOCAL WEATHER REPORTS

Visit Environment Canada for a Campbell River* weather forecast. 
*the closest small city to Sonora Island.

TRIP CANCELLATION AND TRAVEL INSURANCE

Last minute emergencies can disrupt travel plans. Trip cancellation and trip interruption coverage can be purchased through Sonora Resort's insurance partner, TuGo. To learn more, click here. Sonora Resort does not sell insurance of any kind.

POLICIES & CUSTOMS

Find all of Sonora’s Booking Terms and Conditions, Privacy Policies and more here to ensure a safe and comfortable trip.