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$3,330 to celebrate Earth’s finest in BC

Travel Deal for April 20-21, 2013

vicky vacay deal of the dayAs Earth Day approaches and you think of your travel plans, nature escapes are sure to come to mind. When you explore your options, you’ll discover the one offered by exquisite Sonora Resort is difficult to beat. The all-inclusive Into the Wild! package is billed as a “weekend for wilderness lovers” that showcases the abundance of natural wealth of British Columbia‘s pristine Discovery Islands.

Among the adventures are intimate boat tours with the chance to see bald eagles, sea lions, porpoises and even dolphins. You’ll also trek through a coastal rainforest on a hike that takes you amid waterfalls and century-old trees stretching to the sky. Back at the resort, relax in the new flower and plant conservatory on the Sonora property and enjoy the views of of the mountains and the sound of the water and the fragrance of the clean air at this Relais & Chateaux property in Comox-Strathcona. On top of the chance to embrace nature, you’ll luxuriate in fine accommodations and enjoy cuisine prepared by one of the province’s best-known chefs.

The wilderness getaway starts at $3,330 per couple for two nights during low season, which runs May 1-25, 2013.

The Into the Wild! Package includes:

  • 2 nights in a Diamond Room for two
  • Return helicopter transportation for two
  • 2-hour eco-adventure tour
  • 1-hour guided hike
  • 1 printed 8×10 image of your choice
  • All gourmet meals prepared in the kitchen run by executive chef Terry Pichor, a judge for the Top 50 Restaurants in Canada
  • All alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including complimentary bar fridges in each room
  • Use of all resort amenities: outdoor heated pool, steam rooms, tennis court, fly-fishing pond, nine-hole putting green, movie theatre, and games room.

Guests will also receive a signed copy of The Natural Wonders of Sonora Resort,which features photographs and stories of the area. Recommends Tree Hugging on Vancouver Island

When your wilderness retreat at Sonora Resort is complete, keep the celebration of nature alive with a visit to Avatar Grove on nearby Vancouver Island. Senior Writer Kathleen Kenna walked around the historic site named after the James Cameron sci-fi movie and was awestruck by the majestic trees and the people working hard to save them.

Kenna writes: “There are some places so precious that just standing there makes you proud to be a Canadian. Avatar Grove is one of those.

“Some of the oldest, biggest, and most gnarly trees in the country stand in these woods, found by hikers like T.J. Watt. He’s so passionate about ancient forests, the professional photographer calls himself a ‘big tree hunter.’”

Read the rest of “Big Trees of Avatar Grove are Pure Magic” 


To book this eco-travel deal with Sonora Resort: Visit the property’s website or telephone 604-233-0460 (toll free, 1-888-576-6672) or email

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