Sonora Resort is the ultimate in wilderness luxury; located on Sonora Island within the Discovery Islands at the mouth of Bute Inlet. The Resort is accessible by boat or air; offering a secluded location, an abundance of natural beauty and wildlife, with luxury accommodations and gourmet cuisine.
Explore the mouth-watering menus of executive Chef Lukas Gurtner and a wine cellar filled with the best of B.C. and abroad. More than sustenance, a meal at the Tyee Dining Room is a sumptuous sensory experience. With its position facing the sea, a wilderness panorama frames every moment. On the plate is a feast for the eyes and palate. Old World technique and contemporary panache combine to make a masterpiece of the freshest, West Coast ingredients. Half Swiss, Chef Gurtner grew up under the tutelage of his father, who is also a chef. Cooking is in his genes and he is a true outdoorsman who loves to travel and explore. Guests may often see him foraging for salmonberries in the spring or wild mushrooms in the fall, taking in all the wild west coast has to offer: blackberries, huckleberries, fiddleheads, wild greens.
Jan and I boated past Sonora Resort last July 2017. As the Resort is smack in the middle of Yuclata, Dent and Gillard Rapids, and because we max out at 12 knots when pressed for speed, timing is everything. Slack tide is a domino effect with the three rapids juxtaposed and we do not have the luxury to doddle. So at best, we take photos and hope to tell a tale at a later date. We did bump into their whale watching tour boat at the Blind Channel Resort; lots of power in those boats to get places safely and quickly. We understand their whale watching tours last 4-5 hours with guaranteed wildlife sightings of a mixed variety of killer whales, Minke whales, Pacific white-sided dolphins, Dall’s porpoises, harbour seals, Stellar sea lions, humpback whales, bald eagles and other seabirds.