Why Sonora Resort, on Sonora Island British Columbia, should be on your bucket list:
1. It’s a hop skip jump on a top-engineered luxury helicopter 50 minutes from Vancouver. Breathtaking views up the BC coastline, Desolation Sound and Discovery Islands.
2. The minute you arrive on Sonora Island (only approachable by boat or air) you will breathe like you’ve never breathed before.
3. The staff are genuine caretakers - service catering to your every request and whimsical whim.
4. Because of Sonora’s location you will live among wildlife where Nat Geo moments are made. I’ve seen beauty like no other - on land and on the ocean. Eagles fishing, owl soaring, dolphins leaping, orca sleeping, grizzly bear Mom playing with her cubs.
5. Fishing for Chinook salmon on protected waters. Mountainous on all sides. Ocean like glass.
6. A spa experience that mirrors the outdoors. Your room opens up to the Pacific. You can hear and feel the ocean. Your skin feels like silk.
7. Food. Like you’ve never tasted. And when you get home you will yearn for days and days on end, hoping to find a similar dining experience. At Sonora, you will learn about foods you never knew existed that will make you appear to be a foodie wherever else you may eat.
Once you visit Sonora, it will always call you back. My favorite place on Earth are the Arran Rapids. The rush of whirlpools, the fast changing tide, the peace of the Bonaparte gulls.
Bucket list it. Wish list.
Sonora Resort 2013 Season Now Open! Grizzly bear catching a salmon in this video
Last week, Canadians blew up the Twitter sphere for a Twitter Party hosted by @LondonDrugs . The official hashtag, #TabletTalk, gained so much attention that it trended number two in Canada.
Techies, trendsetters and those eager to learn joined in to discuss the latest tablets trends,…
TED curator, Chris Anderson, speaks to a crowd of media at the Vancouver Convention Centre West on March 6th, 2013, explaining to them why they’ve chosen to bring the global conference to Vancouver in 2014 and 2015.
Vancouver has fantastic Farmers Markets and I feel so fortunate to be able to shop here with my two young boys. Today’s visit to the Farmers Market at Nat Bailey stadium was one of the best. Each time we go I ask the farmers to teach my boys a little bit about their wares. How the honey reached the pot, why the brussel sprouts are on a vine, that kind of thing. Today the boys’ learned – properly - where chocolate comes from (organic and fair trade of course) and they also learned that from a visit to the market last year, an idea of theirs was born.
At approx 12 pm today (killing time in between hockey games) we came up to the Christmas tree tent at the Farmers Market to look at the trees and check out what else the “Bees Knees Christmas Trees” were offering up this year. They had their organically farmed trees and other really cool table centre pieces and fresh yule log sets and something else that caught my eye: Ornaments. Handmade wood ornaments that had “Joy” stenciled on them. I loved it! Great stocking stuffer for the grandparents and heck 4 for $15. When we went to pay, my 9-yr-old asked, “Do you have any pucks like you did last year?” The farmer smiles, pauses and replies, “Well we don’t right now but do you know what? These ornaments were created because you gave us the idea last year when you asked for the cut-end of the tree so you could use it as a hockey puck.” !!!
This idea stemmed from the book “The Hockey Tree.” A book I have read to my boys since they were babies…. Kids are playing hockey on a frozen lake, a puck goes into a fisherman’s fishing hole, and the Dad saws off the end of a young tree and it becomes a puck… by David Ward & Brian Deines
This afternoon will be one my boys will always remember and the lovely “Bees Knees Christmas Tree” farmer assures us the ornaments will last forever.
Awesome day. And great start to the holiday season.
Bees Knees Christmas Trees: http://www.thebeeskneeschristmastrees.ca/The_Bees_Knees_Christmas_Trees/Welcome.html