Sonora Resort is seasonal and is open from May 1 through October 15.
Sean Ross, President and COO
Kaitlin Ross, General Manager
Breanne Beckett, Operations Manager
Lukas Gurtner, Culinary and Beverage Director
Justine Smith, Executive Chef
David Rochette, Dining Room Manager
Paul Kendrick, Marine Operations Manager
Kate Leask, Event Manager
Kailey Simpson, Housekeeping Manager
Sonora Island is located within 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 five treatment rooms including a Couple’s massage room, outdoor hot and cold mineral pools, fitness facility and relaxation room. Sonora Resort has won several awards and accolades including being named to the prestigious Conde Nast Traveller UK Gold List in 2016 and the Conde Nast Traveler’s Reader’s Choice in 2018.
2020- #5 Best Resorts in Canada, U.S. News
2019 – Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for having an outstanding wine list.
2019 – Bronze, Vancouver Island and Coastal Islands 2019 Vancouver International Wine Festival for Wine Program Excellence.
2019 – Trip Advisor Travellers’ Choice Awards
2018 – #4 Top Resort in Canada, Condé Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Awards
2016 – Condé Nast Traveler UK Gold List