Sonora Resort Opens May 1st

A Welcome from our General Manager, Donna James

Spring, although considered our low season in May and June, is one of the most beautiful times of year at Sonora Resort. Nature is awakening to the warmer weather. Eagles are everywhere, birds are chirping, flowers are blooming, and bears are coming out from hibernation. There is an abundance of activities to do and things to see and enjoy at Sonora Resort. 


In addition to our popular wildlife activities, spa treatments, and fishing, we unveil our brand new Discovery islands Viewpoint this year. Located along one of our hiking paths, guests can watch sea lions feeding in the tidal waters or sit and enjoy the currents and spectacular views at Sonora. 



In early May, many of our marine staff volunteer to help with wild salmon conservation as part of our partnership with the Gillard Pass Fisheries Association. Sonora Resort has a Hatchery on property, and we are very proud to be stewards in this vital cause. Volunteers assist with transporting salmon fry to the Phillips River each spring. Over the years, we have seen of Chinook salmon returning each year. You can read about the entire process here. In addition, Fisheries and Oceans Canada recently made an announcement concerning Chinook salmon conservation

Our staff are currently already on the island, working hard to prepare Sonora Resort for our first guests. We continue to thank them for their incredible work ethic, commitment to excellence in service, enthusiasm, and continued passion for the ultimate guest experience.

As I type this letter, our dock supervisor Bre Beckett announced over the radio for all our staff to come watch the orca passing in front of the resort. What a great way to kick-start the new season. We look forward to welcoming you to Sonora Resort soon.

Best Wishes,
Donna James, General Manager, Sonora Resort