The Story

At Sonora, we share the story of our land and seas through culinary experiences and bespoke activities that reconnect us to nature and to each other. Experience world class salmon fishing, wildlife viewing, guided adventure tours, and helicopter excursions in an ancient rainforest archipelago filled with eagles, whales, bears, and more. Savour a unique Canadian gastronomic experience, revered for gourmet cuisine that showcases the West Coast bounty and award-winning wine cellar. Relax and rejuvenate with luxurious treatments at Island Currents Spa for total body and spirit wellness. Delight in world-class indoor and amenities in the unspoilt wilderness and enjoy the luxurious accommodations where comfort and the elegance of the lodges are carried through to the smallest detail of the colours and materials.

This private oasis is tucked in the pristine wilderness of British Columbia, accessible by water or a short 50-minute flight from Vancouver, BC. The resort is named after Sonora Island, a 145sq km rugged island in the spectacular Discovery Islands archipelago, in which it is located. The waters surrounding Sonora Resort are home to an incredible ecosystem influenced by the strong tidal currents that flow between the Discovery Islands.

A Humpback's tail is visible in the waters off of Sonora Resort

Sonora Resort has had the distinct pleasure of welcoming guests for nearly 40 years. Today, under the modern leadership of HY Louie Group, we continue to welcome guests to our private oasis to unwind, unplug and reconnect in the wild. Since 1979, the resort has transformed from a rustic fishing lodge into the world-renowned luxury wilderness resort it is today. The 150-acre property has grown to include 12 lodges, a fine dining restaurant, a business center, an opulent ocean side spa, a traditional Coast Salish long house, and a rich array of resort amenities.

What hasn’t changed, is our passion for creating guest experiences that are unique, meaningful and enriching. We always have, and always will, continue to share the story of our land and seas through culinary experiences and bespoke activities that reconnect us to nature and to each other.

Together, we acknowledge the K'òmoks, We Wai Kai, Wei Wai Kum, Homalco, and Kwiakah First Nations peoples, on whose ancient and sacred land we live, work and play. Our longstanding partnerships with First Nations communities are deeply rooted in a mutual desire to honor, celebrate, protect, and educate resort guests about the natural and cultural legacy of those that came before us.