The Photographer's Paradise

Your home base at Sonora is an upgraded Diamond Room, a luxurious retreat with a view of the Yuculta Rapids. In your room is a pair of binoculars so you can see the seals, eagles, and other wildlife that call Sonora home.

Explore the mature Pacific Coast on the Rainforest Hike at Blind Channel where majestic 800-year old western cedars tower above you. Just a short boat cruise from Sonora Resort to a nearby island, this hike is along an interpretive trail that loops through some of the most beautiful forest in the Discovery Islands. This trip is ideal for photographers and those wishing to enjoy the stillness and beauty of the coastal forests.

Discover the surrounding wilderness on a guided grizzly bear tour to the Orford River valley. A picturesque boat ride from the resort, this is a favourite feeding spot for grizzlies fattening up for the winter. Your experienced Homalco First Nation guide will take you by vehicle to one of several viewing towers where you will have a safe, unobstructed view of the grizzlies as they feast. This is the grizzly bear that few people ever see: focused, industrious and relaxed in its natural habitat.

During your stay, you will also set out over the crystal clear water for an eco adventure tour of the Discovery Islands. This is a spectacular excursion into the wild. Depending on the season, dozens of bald eagles swirl over the rapids, Steller sea lions bask on the rocks, or Dall’s porpoises and Pacific white-sided dolphins frolic in the waters, leaping and playing after a good feed.

Offering Includes

  • 1 hour eco adventure tour for 2
  • 3 nights in a Diamond room for 2
  • All gourmet meals and snacks
  • Beverages (house liquor and wine, beer, juice and water)
  • Blind Channel tour for 2
  • Complimentary bar fridge
  • Grizzly bear tour for 2
  • Use of indoor amenities including tennis court, movie theatre and steam room
  • Use of outdoor amenities including fly fishing ponds and mineral pools

Offering Rates

Low Season (October 1 - 15)PackageDouble Occupancy
The Photographer's Paradise Package3 nights$3,638.00
High Season (September 1 - 30)PackageDouble Occupancy
The Photographer's Paradise Package3 night$4,778.00

Note: transportation is not included in packages. The Photography package is not available outside of these dates as Grizzly bear viewing runs late August - Mid October only.

Terms and Conditions

Packages must be confirmed before arrival to receive the discounted package rate. Package rates cannot be combined with any other offer, or promotion. Taxes, fees & gratuities are not included. Packages expire October 15th, 2015. All activities subject to availability.