by Lissa Poirot
This British Columbia resort provides outdoor adventures for families to enjoy. From fishing to grizzly bear viewing to kayaking, you will enjoy plenty of time in the great outdoors. Season rates include meals and drinks, Wi-Fi and access to all indoor and outdoor amenities. Twelve lodges feature Gold or Diamond rooms. Gold Rooms, found in the Arbutus, Gillard and Haida lodges, feature gas fireplaces, heated floors, state-of-the-art electronics, soaker tubs, and a queen or king bed. Diamond Rooms offer all that Gold rooms offer on the highest floors with ocean views and can be found in Arbutis, Gillard, Haida and Yuculta lodges. Suites are also available, from the cabin-like Salish with three bedrooms each with two queen beds and a living room, two-bedroom Coho suites with two queens in each room, over-the-water Marine Lodges with four bedrooms to sleep 14, Butte suites with three king beds in two bedrooms to sleep six, and three-bedroom Yuculta suites to sleep 12.
You may also book private villas. Eagle Rock, near the main lodge, offers four bedrooms with king beds, a prividate dining room, living room and fully equipped kitchen. Sea Lion Pointe is the most secluded on the resort with a private dining room, outdoor covered dining area, fully equipped kitchen, billiards room, home theater, hot tub, and four bedrooms with king-sized beds. Guests in this villa also receive four Subaru Foresters to use at their convenience. Amenities at the resort include a swimming pool, hiking and biking trails, tennis court, 12-seat movie theater, fly fishing ponds, free Wi-Fi and free international calls. Dining is available at the Tyee Dining Room. To get to the resort, you will have to take a float plane or water taxi.
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- All-inclusive wilderness resort
- Suites and private villas for up to 14 guests
- Free Wi-Fi and international calls
- All Inclusive Rates
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
by Michael B
Some some of the best grizzly bear viewing ever. The Homlaco Nation does a great job. Our guides, Kalvin and Ian were the best! All of the staff at the resort were very welcoming and professional. Wouldn't hesitate to return.
Just back from a perfect stay at Sonora; gorgeous setting, gorgeous hotel, and fabulous staff. Where do we start? The hotel's remote setting is so calming/relaxing, and the staff attentive without being intrusive. We had the most gorgeous room, directly overlooking the jetty below. The property is thoughtfully laid out - lots of quiet spaces, and seating scattered thought the grounds; our favourite was right on the water's edge where we watched inquisitive sea lions splashing around.
The food was superb, without exception, accompanied by gorgeous local wines. Try ice wine if you haven't before. And the beer wasn't bad too. The staff in the restaurant remembered our preferences after just one order - so impressive.
We were also lucky to have an incredible bear-watching experience; the bonus is the hotel keeps a number of lenses that guests can borrow. I did, and got some amazing shots of those lovely bears. Our salmon fishing trip was less successful, however, but we were at the end of the season and enjoyed watching the porpoises having fun in the sea instead.
We'd definitely go back. It's expensive, but in this case, you definitely get what you pay for.