Readers' Choice Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious recognition of excellence in the travel industry

Sonora Island, B.C., October 10, 2018 – Sonora Resort, a Relais & Chateâux luxury wilderness retreat located in British Columbia’s Discovery Islands, is honoured to be named Canada’s #4 Top Resort (with a score of 98.17) in the 2018 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.

“We are thrilled to be recognized this year in The Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards and in the top four resorts in Canada,” says Sean Ross, President and COO of Sonora Resort. “This is an incredible honour and would not be possible without our team’s continued dedication and commitment to service excellence every season. We are definitely in good company alongside some of Canada’s most stunning resorts, in addition to our fellow Relais & Chateâux peers.”

This year, the 2018 results were all about comfort, boutique-sized properties, self-care, and the right kind of “less is more” mentality. Sonora Resort certainly is a hidden gem in the expanse of British Columbia’s pristine wilderness, where guests come to escape, relax, and enjoy experiences, many of them tied to nature. Condé Nast Traveler received a recording-breaking number of responses from nearly half a million readers who rated their travel experiences to provide a full snapshot of where and how we travel today.

The 2018 Readers' Choice Awards are celebrated in Condé Nast Traveler's November issue on newsstands October 16, 2018 and online at

Sonora Resort lies within the heart of the intimate ecological meeting place where the North Pacific waters touch the coastal rainforests of B.C. Visitors can only travel to Sonora by way of helicopter, sea plane, or boat. The resort welcomes guests from all over the world and is a proud member of Relais & Chateâux, Virtuoso Hotels & Resorts, Condé Nast Johansens, Signature Travel Network, a TripAdvisor 2016 Travelers’ Choice award winner, and now a recipient of a 2018 Condé Nast Traveler Readers’ Choice Awards.

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About Sonora Resort

Sonora Island is located within the Discovery Islands in the Great Bear Rainforest at the mouth of Bute Inlet, one of the deepest inlets in North America. Guests reach Sonora Resort by boat or air, approximately 50 minutes by private helicopter from Vancouver. Sonora is a Relais & Chateâux property and unique in the world because of its secluded location, abundance of natural beauty and wildlife, with luxury accommodations and gourmet cuisine. Sonora welcomes guests from May to October each year. The guided grizzly bear tours at the nearby Orford River are offered in partnership with the Homalco First Nation, from August to October. Additional Sonora Resort highlights include a tennis court, conservatory, and the Island Currents Spa with seven treatment rooms including a Couple’s massage room, outdoor hot and cold mineral pools, fitness facility and relaxation room. Sonora Resort was recently named to the prestigious 2016 Conde Nast Traveller UK Gold List. 


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