Outdoors, overlooking the ocean, our heated swimming pool is the place to while away a sunny day with a good book. You’ll find towels, lifejackets and snacks at the dock station.
Fly Fishing Ponds
With two well-stocked trout ponds and fly fishing rods or spin casting rods available at the dock station, we have everything you need for fishing onsite. The rainbow trout stocked in these ponds are for catch-and-release only, so be sure to bring a pair of pliers to gently release your fish back to the pond. A formal, 1 hour Fly-Fishing lesson can also be arranged with an instructor for $65.
Florence Lake is located 5km away from the main resort area, or about a one and a half hour hike from the resort. After a the last uphill hike to the lake, enjoy a refreshing swim off of the dock with swimming ladders, or bask in the sun in the picnic area. Washroom facilities are located here as well, accessible with your guest room key.
We also offer a Florence Lake Water Sports day trip with a vehicle shuttle to Florence Lake, use of canoes or stand up paddleboards, and a picnic lunch.
Behind the cedar longhouse, our nine-hole putting green lets you practice your short game. Putters and balls are located inside the wooden shed right on the green.
After an exhilarating day of adventure, the outdoor fire pit at Storey Point provides a picturesque spot to unwind with a mug of hot cocoa. Pull up an Adirondack chair and swap stories or lap up the soft sounds of Sonora at night. You’ll find the gas fire timer beside the large First Nations totem pole.
Discovery Islands Viewpoint
Located just a short 5 minute walk away from the main resort area, the Discovery Islands Gazebo and Viewpoint are perched overlooking Innes passage and the Gillard Islands. Here, Steller sea lions line the channels as they fish for Coho and Chum salmon passing through the narrow waterways. Wander across the footbridge and wild forest trail on the small island to the opposite shoreline to see the tidal rapids up close and capture stunning photos of these massive 2000lb sea lions putting on a show! Sea Lions are most actively feeding from Mid-July to October when the salmon are passing through on their migration route.
The perfect spot for our youngest Sonora guests to play. Eaglet’s Perch is an outdoor jungle gym with plenty of places to climb, swing, and slide. Because of the wildlife on Sonora Island, children must have adult supervision.
Hiking & Biking Trails
Well-marked hiking and biking trails meander through the lush Pacific rainforest of Sonora Island. Shorter loops take you through the woods to lookout points, while a longer 5 kilometer hike, following an old logging road, leads to Florence Lake where you can picnic and swim. Light hiking boots or running shoes are recommended for all trails, and bringing along a set of bear bells is also a good idea. For your safety, let the gift shop know where you are headed and your estimated return time.