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Nikki Gardner

Ecotourism in Style at Sonora Resort, British Columbia

Tucked in British Columbia’s northern Georgia Straits, the all-inclusive Sonora Resort offers camp-style life in pampered luxury. Set amid breathtaking scenery, Sonora offers wildlife adventures, gourmet cuisine, spa treatments, hiking, golf, fishing, and more.

Nikki Gardner

Ecotourism in Style at Sonora Resort, British Columbia

Accommodations at Sonora Resort include 11 lodges with ocean and mountain views, stone fireplaces, Internet access, TV, and free international phone calls. Beer, wine, and snacks are stocked in the refrigerator at no extra charge.

Nikki Gardner

Ecotourism in Style at Sonora Resort, British Columbia

In the waterways of British Columbia, evidence of the logging industry can be seen in the large floating log bundles bound together with steel cables. Boom boats form the log bundles to transfer them to the mill or to ships for export.

Nikki Gardner

Ecotourism in Style at Sonora Resort, British Columbia

Existing on a diet of fish, shellfish, and crustaceans, Pacific harbor seals are found in temperate coastal waters around Sonora Island, British Columbia, and use rocks, reefs, beach, and drifting glacial ice as haul out and pupping sites.

Nikki Gardner

Ecotourism in Style at Sonora Resort, British Columbia

Bald eagles and other birds fly over the Yuculta Rapids near Sonora Resort and dive down to feed on fish from the whirlpools.

Nikki Gardner

Ecotourism in Style at Sonora Resort, British Columbia

As the largest member of the Otariid (eared seal) family, Steller sea lions feed on a variety of fishes along the shores of British Columbia’s Discovery Islands.

Nikki Gardner

Ecotourism in Style at Sonora Resort, British Columbia

Pacific white-sided dolphin pods surf the boat’s waves off the coast of Sonora Island and can be seen traveling with Steller sea lions, Dall’s porpoise, and humpback whales among other species.

Nikki Gardner

Ecotourism in Style at Sonora Resort, British Columbia

Salmon Fishery in British Columbia’s Discovery Passage (between Campbell River and Quadra Island) is a legendary rite of passage for anglers. The area boasts large and plentiful salmon that have been an integral part of the area’s heritage for thousands of years, dating back to the First Nations’ village settlements to the arrival of European explorers.

Nikki Gardner

Ecotourism in Style at Sonora Resort, British Columbia

Set in British Columbia’s coastal rainforest, Sonora Resort is a short helicopter, floatplane, or boat ride away. No matter how you arrive, the views are jaw-dropping from both air and sea.

Nikki Gardner

Ecotourism in Style at Sonora Resort, British Columbia

Floatplane travel around the islands in British Columbia is typical fare. Take-off and landing happens at the docks, although the amphibious aircraft is also equipped for land.

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