Adventure Travel Into Grizzly Bear Territory: Sonora Resort Canada

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Sometimes it's just as much about the journey as the destination

Even my arrival was exclusive. Less than an hour after jetting into Vancouver'’s International Airport, I was helicopter-bound for Relais & Chateaux’s all-inclusive Sonora Resort. Located on one of British Columbia’'s outer islands, there’s no highway, no railroad, and no ferry service, so guests come by float plane or helicopter to the eponymous luxury resort.

After flying along Canada’s pristine coastline for a short time, we hovered above our digs before touching down on the property’s helipad. From that moment, it was a matter of one-of-a-kind choices, all detailed during the private check-in and an accompanying wine and cheese welcome.