(Vancouver, Sonora Island)
Revel in the sunshine coast of British Columbia, uncovering the scenic beauty of Vancouver- Canada's greenest megacity, renowned for its iconic Stanley Park. Fly by helicopter to Sonora in the Discovery Islands, where you'll experience an impressive blend of nature, wildlife, and activity, as you discover a premiere eco adventure resort. From bears, whales, and eagles, to hiking, kayaking, and fishing. Take a moment to find yourself in British Columbia.
Enjoy a private transfer in a luxury vehicle with a professional guide who will meet you in the International Reception Lobby (IRL) located outside of customs.
Located directly across the street from Canada Place Cruise Ship Terminal, the deluxe 23-story Fairmont Waterfront (5*) has spectacular views of Vancouver’s harbour and North Shore Mountains. The hotel offers the highest standard in guestrooms, amenities and service. Opened in 1991, The Fairmont Waterfront’s spacious guestroom interiors have floor to ceiling windows and are freshly redecorated with vibrant new colour schemes. 70% of guestrooms have stunning, unobstructed views of the inner harbour and Stanley Park, while the remaining 30% look out over Vancouver’s sparkling downtown core. Historic Gastown, Stanley Park, fine dining and fantastic shopping are all within walking distance from the hotel's front door. The Health Club offers a wide range of fitness equipment as well as a whirlpool, steam rooms, and an outdoor heated pool.
Enjoy a half day (6 hrs) private tour discovering the outskirts of Vancouver in North Shore where you will get into stunning nature in the area of Grouse Mountain. After being picked up at your hotel, you will cross Lions Gate Bridge to the North Shore, see Cleveland Dam and Capilano Reservoir, the source of Vancouver’s drinking water, get to experience Grouse Mountain Skyride where you rise to a viewpoint of 1200 metres (3,700 feet) above the city in an enclosed gondola. At different times of the year there are special exhibitions on such as a lumberjack show, grizzly bears at the Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, theatre presentations, sleigh rides, ice skating, and a great view (admission included). Then brace yourself for the Capilano Suspension Bridge and Park (admission included). Cross the world’s longest suspension foot bridge and experience the new “Treetops Adventure” forest canopy walkway. Then enjoy the atmosphere at Lonsdale Quay - a market for shopping, with crafts, as well as seafood etc. At the end of the tour you will be brought back to your hotel.
Meet your own private transportation and driver-guide for a half-day tour of Stanley Park and the Vancouver Aquarium. Larger than NYC's renowned Central Park, Vancouver's Stanley Park is an oasis of evergreen forest, rich in wildlife and providing beautiful, relaxing surroundings. See stunning gardens and learn about the various landmarks, monuments, and First Nations art on display throughout the park. After wandering the park grounds, you'll be given an introduction to the Vancouver Aquarium, located within Stanley Park. Admission to the aquarium is included, and will allow you an opportunity to see incredible coastal and marine life exhibits, including dolphins, beluga whales, African Penguins, sea otters, and countless other species. Afterward, you'll have a return transfer to your hotel.
Board a shared helicopter transfer from Vancouver to Sonora Island, and the Sonora Resort.
During your stay at Sonora Resort we can arrange various optional activities for you. From kayaking, walking tours, salmon fishing activities to golfing at Storey Creek, guided grizzy bear tours, white water rafting, snorkeling and private cooking class with the property chef. Due to limited availability we recommend you contact us in advance to secure your spot for any of the activity mentioned.
Sonora Resort is an absolute jewel amid one of Canada's most alluring, pristine environments. It's where uncompromising eco adventure travel meets luxurious accommodations, unparalleled service and five star facilities. Sonora Resort is one of Canada's best eco adventure travel destinations and was voted the #1 Luxury Hotel in Canada by Trip Advisor's Travellers' Choice 2011 Awards. Whether you want action-packed adventure or an exquisite spa getaway, you'll find it at this spectacular Canadian resort, less than an hour from Vancouver by air.
The Discovery Islands dot the intricate waterways between Vancouver Island and the mainland. With towering trees, abundant wildlife and crystal clear waters, this breathtaking region is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled places on Earth. The Yaculta Rapids separate Sonora Island from the coast of Vancouver Island; it is a waterway replete with stunning marine wildlife, including the magnificent stellar sea lions. On the mainland to the East lies the southern-most tip of the Great Bear Rainforest, seven million hectares of spectacular inlets etched by glaciers, untouched old growth forest, and thriving wildlife. Sonora Island is the jewel in the crown of this coastal paradise, a quiet escape to unfettered natural beauty and the recreational experience of a lifetime. Set out on a 1.5 hour group walking tour of Sonora Island, lead by a professional guide where you'll uncover the splendor of the island.
Take advantage of a once in a life-time opportunity - view the elusive West Coast Grizzly in their natural habitat. Only an hour from Sonora by Eco Tour boat, Grizzlies catch salmon and play with their cubs. And through the cooperation of the Homalco First Nations band, guests can view the bears' home territory from one of three uniquely designed 10-foot high viewing stands. This guided group tour is your gateway into the land of the grizzly.
ESteeped in the folklore and traditions of the West Coast First Nations, the pacific salmon has long been regarded as a premier sport fish. The mighty Chinook salmon that can smoke line from reels, the acrobatic Coho, the feisty Chum, delicious Sockeye and trout-like Pink salmon all ply the waters of the Discovery Islands at various times during the year. From the turquoise waters of Bute Inlet to the turbulent waters of the Discovery Islands, this area has long been renowned for its abundant marine life and great sport fishing opportunities. Everything you need for the comfort and safety of your half-day private fishing excursion will be provided to you. You're provided safe and reliable cruiser-style fishing vessels with partial cover from the elements and private marine toilets, as well as top of the line fishing equipment – to give you the best opportunity possible to land a beautiful wild west coast salmon. All of the professional guides are friendly, experienced, and Transport Canada Marine Safety certified, to provide you with an expertly guided and safe fishing trip. As the weather on the west coast changes frequently throughout each day, we will provide you with insulated floatation suits, rubber boots, rain gear and gloves as needed to provide you with the most comfortable British Columbia fishing experience possible. Contact your sales advisor and include this optional activity in your adventure.
Enjoy an optional private cooking class with a Sonora Resort chef, where pure decadent pleasure is of utmost importance. With the help of the master chef, you'll learn to create an exquisite dish with wholesome fresh ingredients, and walk away with an unforgettable culinary experience. Please contact your sales advisor and book this activity in advance to be able to secure the spot.
Board a shared helicopter transfer from Sonora Island to Vancouver.
Enjoy a private transfer in a luxury vehicle with professional driver.
The Morrisons ,
December 19, 2011
"The trip was fantastic - a real learning experience! Our hotel was excellent and our guide extremely knowledgable and bubbly. Thank you so much for organizing everything so perfectly!"
Ms. Waddell ,
December 19, 2011
"Thank you so much for organizing everything so perfectly!"
April 24, 2012
"We had a great time on our Master's trip a few weeks ago. It was a thrill to see the final round at Augusta, and what an exciting finish! "
catalina Brau ,
May 31, 2011
"I would travel with your Co. again without hesitation, all the arrengement were done in a very professional manner. Thank you very much."
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