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British Columbia's Sonora Resort

The Sonora Resort, located on the named island in British Columbia, Canada is a unique property because the luxury traveler will experience the great outdoors; coupled with the comforts of a lavish hotel. The property offers a deluxe experience including first class accommodations, wilderness activities like fishing and a spa / wellness center. A 50 minutes seaplane or helicopter ride from Vancouver International Airport or a boat ride from Campbell River lands you in the paradox of luxury and wilderness. Resort Website.

The all inclusive resort includes fist class helicopter or aqua transportation to and from activities such as golf courses, ski adventures, glacier tours and hiking within a 100 mile radius. Expert fishing guides host salmon and fly fishing adventures and eco-tours include whale watching and grizzly bear tours. On the Sonora's property, guests may enjoy the peaceful surroundings, play tennis or use the golf simulator to pay virtual golf games at 33 top rated courses. This is the perfect Canada venue for outdoor activities surrounded by lush accommodations.

Island Currents, the spa which exudes serenity and out door beauty, has a menu of world class services. Indoor and outdoor mineral pools, yoga classes and the fitness center are state of the art with views of the forest or ocean. The massage rooms are light and airy, with doors opening to the woods. And the swimming pool and outdoor mineral bath over looks the sapphire ocean.

The remote British Columbia draws those guest seeking privacy and a retreat from city life. VIPs can book the four bedroom retreat with its own office space, executive kitchen and theater. Many luxury travelers make use of this space for a temporary residence while loving the views, grand piano and stone fireplace. Larger groups will find satisfaction with the meeting space and selection of team building activities. Photos provided by the resort, copyright Darren Bernaerdt.

A Vancouver resident commented that the visit to the Sonora Resort was the trip of a lifetime. "In all my travels I've never encountered a better service anywhere. Your staff made me feel like an old friend. They catered to my every whim even before I realized that I had any whims at all! Sonora's glorious setting, perfect room, exceptional food and outstanding mix of activities made this a vacation of a lifetime. I never imagined an awe inspiring Grizzly tour and a luxuriously relaxing massage all in one day, let alone at one resort. Now that's amazing; but that's Sonora!"