We’ve thoughtfully curated these suggested seasonal trip itineraries to enjoy the best of Sonora’s unique adventure opportunities. Sonora serves up a feast of exhilarating experiences for the spirited traveler; cruise ocean channels, soar over glacier fjords, and explore this magnificent island with activities crafted for an unforgettable adventure. As you dream of endless exploration at Sonora Resort, ensure that your chosen activities are suitable for all adventurers before booking. Did you know that Sonora Resort’s Gift Shop carries a selection of high-end clothing and accessories to compliment your day of adventure?
Advanced booking for activity and spa appointments is strongly recommended as they are subject to availability. The activity schedule reflects the optimal tidal and environmental patterns to provide the best possible experience and as such, our tours will be offered at specific times of the day.
For inquiries and bookings, please reach out to our Sales and Reservations team at 1-888-576-6672 or info [at] sonoraresort.com.
SPRING: 3 NIGHT ITINERARY
DAY 1 – PUTTING GREEN
Arrive at Sonora Resort by helicopter or seaplane from Vancouver or by water taxi from Campbell River. Sink a hole-in-one at our 9-hole putting green before sitting down in Tyee Dining Room for gourmet cuisine showcasing West Coast ingredients. Tonight, settle into your luxurious, ocean facing accommodation to rest up for a thrilling day of adventure ahead.
DAY 2 – GUIDED SALMON FISHING, ISLAND CURRENTS SPA
After a sweet or savory breakfast, hit the water on a Guided Salmon Fishing Tour where it’s not uncommon to catch glimpses of eagles and bears while out to hook a chinook salmon. After an exciting day on the water, treat yourself to a Fisherman’s Fix massage at the Island Current Spa to address those tired muscles used to reel in “the big one”. As the sun dips lower, a custom cocktail from the bar and specialty Dungeness Crab Dinner whets your appetite.
DAY 3 – HELICOPTER HIKING
Sweep over the tree line in a private helicopter to begin your hike in the alpine zone with your Certified Alpine Guide. Enjoy Helicopter Hiking amidst remote peaks and alpine meadows while gazing down upon the glistening waters of the Pacific. Half or full day hiking excursions may be customized from easy to advanced levels of difficulty. Sit down to a sumptuous Chef’s Tasting Menu and complete your day with a soothing soak in a private hot tub under the stars.
DAY 4 – ECO TOUR
Start your morning enjoying a delicious Nespresso coffee in your room, then hop aboard a 1 or 2 hour Eco Adventure Tour in search of eagles, seals, sealions and more. Savor a delicious lunch made from local BC ingredients before departing the resort.
SUMMER: 3 NIGHT ITINERARY
DAY 1 – FLY FISHING LESSON
Arrive at Sonora Resort by helicopter or seaplane from Vancouver or by water taxi from Campbell River. Settle into your luxurious accommodation then head straight to your 1-hour fly fishing lesson at the Sonora trout pond to catch and release Rainbow Trout. Tonight, dine la ’fresca in the warm summer breeze on the Tyee Patio overlooking an ocean vista.
DAY 2 – HELICOPTER KAYAKING OR PADDLEBOARDING
A hearty breakfast in the Dining Room boosts your energy for an incredible adventure ahead – Helicopter Kayaking or Paddleboarding. Enjoy a thrilling helicopter ride with jaw dropping views of ancient glaciers and towering peaks to a remote glacial lake to paddle an open kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Navigate turquoise waters between icebergs with a Certified Paddle Canada Guide and capture stunning photos of the surrounding scenery. Slow down tonight and savor to a sumptuous Chef’s Tasting Menu and Sommeliers Wine Pairing in the Tyee Dining Room.
DAY 3 – SNORKLE WITH SALMON
Today, it’s time to adventure a little differently – up close and from the water. The Snorkel with Salmon tour is a thrilling way to observe thousands of salmon cruising the crystal water. Don a wetsuit and snorkel alongside the rafter in the waters teeming with fish and other wildlife, then enjoy a chef’s picnic lunch in Campbell River before returning to Sonora on a float plane. In the evening, sit down to a gourmet dinner and sip a fine wine or mingle with other guests in the lounge or games room.
DAY 4 – BIKE
Hit the trail early this morning with a thrilling mountain biking experience on trails ranging from beginner to experienced, then cool off with a relaxing soak in the Mineral Pools at the Island Currents Spa. For lunch today, enjoy a gourmet pizza done on the wood stone oven on the Tyee Patio before the resort.
FALL: 3 NIGHT ITINERARY
DAY 1 – ARCHERY
Arrive at Sonora Resort by helicopter or seaplane from Vancouver or by water taxi from Campbell River. Don’t skip a beat of adventure; head straight to your 1-hour Archery lesson with your experienced Sonora guide in quest of the bullseye. Before you settle into your luxurious ocean facing accommodation, visit the Sonora Gift Shop to ensure you have the proper layers packed for the adventure ahead! Tonight, sample an A-La-Cart menu prepared with seasonal fall ingredients by the expert chefs of Sonora Resort.
DAY 2 – GRIZZLY BEAR TOUR
Observe one of the most magnificent and elusive animals on the continent – the great Grizzly Bear in it’s wild habitat. The Grizzly Bear Tour is a short voyage to the Orford River by boat where an experienced Homalco First Nation guide transports you by vehicle to covered bear viewing towers to safely view these spectacular animals pluck salmon from the riverbanks. Back at Sonora, lace up your hiking boots and head out on one of our many trails for an afternoon trek through lush forest. End the day with an impressive culinary treat – a Tomahawk Steak Dinner and Sommelier’s wine pairing.
DAY 3 – 4 HOUR ECO EXPEDITION
After a delicious sweet or savory breakfast, join the 4-Hour Eco Expedition for a thrilling day in search of big marine mammals in their natural habitat. Our open-air 28ft zodiac style boat zips around the Discovery Islands for those perfect photo opportunities of whales, dolphins, sea lions and more. This afternoon, soak in a luxurious treatment at Island Currents Spa for total body and spirit wellness at our ocean side retreat. Spend a cozy evening in the Tyee Dining room with a candle lit dinner as you sip a glass of wine from Sonora’s award-winning wine cellar.
DAY 4 – GAMES ROOM AND GOLF SIMULATOR
This morning, get a few swings in at one of Sonora’s Golf Simulators or challenge an opponent to a game in the games lounge. Enjoy one last fabulous lunch before departing the resort.