Itineraries Romantic Trip Ideas
Below are itineraries to help inspire your trip planning.
Please note: Due to limited availability, we are not always able to schedule activities as outlined in these itineraries.
Spring: 3-Night Itinerary
Day 1 - Stroll
Arrive at Sonora Resort by helicopter or seaplane from Vancouver or by water taxi from Campbell River. Relax in your luxurious ocean-facing accommodation with a comfortable king or queen-size bed, luxurious linens, and a cozy goose-down duvet. Enjoy a sunset stroll through lush forest on our many hiking trails before a sumptuous Chef’s Tasting Menu in the Tyee Dining Room.
Day 2 – Charter Cruise
Enjoy a deliciously-filling breakfast before heading out on a Boat Cruise up an inlet, a majestic tour of soaring 8000 ft peaks and sheer cliffs dropping into turquoise waters. A scrumptious picnic-style lunch is served as you cruise past dominating waterfalls, spotting Grizzly bears and a variety of sea birds along the shoreline. Tonight, a romantic candlelit dinner in the Tyee Dining Room and a luxurious soak in a private hot tub under the stars complete an incredible day.
Day 3 – Helicopter Glacier Tour & Island Currents Spa
Sights of glaciers, waterfalls and snow-capped peaks take your breath away on a 2-hour Helicopter Glacier Tour. Touch down on a glacier or remote mountain top for an incredible 360-degree view as you sip champagne and indulge in a selection of savoury and sweet treats on top of the world. Spend the afternoon in a relaxing side-by-side West Coast Healing Massage at the Island Currents Spa. As the sun dips into the horizon, a custom cocktail from the bar and specialty Dungeness Crab dinner whet your appetite.
Day 4 – Garden Tour
A morning stroll through one of Sonora’s tranquil meditation areas with a cup of tea is the perfect start to this spring day. Loop back to the Tyee Patio for a delicious lunch featuring fresh West Coast ingredients before departing the resort.
Summer: 3-Night Itinerary
Day 1 – Discovery Island Viewpoint
Arrive at Sonora Resort by helicopter or seaplane from Vancouver or by water taxi from Campbell River. Begin your getaway with a walk to the Discovery Island Viewpoint and take in the West Coast scenery of the ocean teeming with wildlife. Sample fresh Pacific oysters and enjoy our Sommelier’s wine pairings with our summer a-la-carte menu. A spacious soaker tub awaits in your luxurious ocean-facing accommodation.
Day 2 – Helicopter Tasting Tour
Savour a delicious breakfast in the Dining Room before you board your private helicopter for an unforgettable day sampling award-winning spirits and wine on beautiful Vancouver Island. On the way back to the resort, the Helicopter Tasting Tour stops on a remote glacier for breathtaking 360-degree views of the surrounding mountain ranges. This evening, delight in a candlelit Chef’s Tasting Menu and a custom Shelter Point Distillery cocktail on the Tyee Patio.
Day 3 – Florence Lake
Today’s itinerary includes a delightful day trip to serene Florence Lake, complete with a leisurely gourmet picnic lunch and relaxing water activities including canoeing and paddleboarding. We shuttle guests on the 10km round trip, so you can focus your energy on each other. End the day with an impressive culinary treat – our multi-course tasting, prepared by our expert chefs. Back at the lodge, sink into a romantic hot tub under the stars.
Day 4 – Island Currents Spa
Spend the morning at the Island Currents Spa pampering yourselves with a specialty treatment and calming soak in the Mineral Pools. Enjoy a delicious gourmet pizza from the Tyee Patio woodstone oven, before departing the resort.
Fall: 3-Night Itinerary
Day 1 – Stroll
Arrive at Sonora Resort by helicopter or seaplane from Vancouver or by water taxi from Campbell River. Stroll hand-in-hand through stunning fall foliage on one of our many well-marked hiking trails. Make sure you stop by the Sonora Springs to take in the view. In the evening, enjoy a gourmet candlelit dinner in the Tyee Dining Room and settle into your ocean-facing accommodation with luxurious linens and cozy goose-down duvets.
Day 2 – Grizzly Bear Tour
Observe one of the most magnificent and elusive animals on the continent – the great Grizzly Bear in its wild habitat. The Grizzly Bear Tour is a short voyage to the head of a river by boat where an experienced Homalco First Nation guide transports you by vehicle to covered bear viewing towers. Wait and watch as these spectacular animals pluck salmon from the riverbanks. Spot eagles, ravens, and elk in the lush, cathedral-like forest as the guides share their knowledge about the bears, salmon, Homalco people and their ties to the land. Upon your return, sample a delectable Chef’s Tasting Menu complete with our Sommelier’s wine pairings.
Day 3 – Island Currents Spa Retreat Package
Lap up an afternoon of pampering with an Island Currents Spa Retreat Package – a sensual side-by-side massage and Island Currents facials, followed by a couples’ manicure and pedicure. Transcend life’s pace and let total calmness to envelop your being. Tonight, try a fall-inspired a-la-carte menu and sip a glass of wine from Sonora’s award-winning cellar. Stargazing from your private hot tub is the perfect close to the final evening.
Day 4 – Conservatory
After a scrumptious breakfast, meander through the Conservatory, a tranquil indoor green space. Experience both a tropical and seasonal environment that includes local varieties of foliage that you may have spotted on your journey around Sonora before departing the resort.