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British Columbia's Sonora Resort Voted a Top Resort in TripAdvisor's 2014 Travelers' Choice Awards

Sonora ranked in Top 5 for Best Luxury Hotel in Canada and Top 10 for Best Hotel in Canada

RICHMOND, BRITISH COLUMBIA -- (Marketwired) -- 01/22/14 -- Editors note: There is a photo associated with this press release.

British Columbia's Sonora Resort, a luxury Canadian wildlife retreat, has once again been voted a top destination in TripAdvisor's 12th Annual Travelers' Choice Awards. The Relais & Chateaux property was voted a top resort in two categories - 5th for Best Luxury Hotel in Canada, and 6th for Best Hotel in Canada.

"We thank our guests for taking the time to write such stellar reviews of our resort on TripAdvisor," said Wynne Powell, Sonora Resort president and CEO. "We value the opinions of our guests most of all and to be named a top resort in two 2014 TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Awards categories is wonderful news."

Located within the "Discovery Islands", Sonora Resort is an all-inclusive property that offers guests the opportunity to view an abundance of wildlife in their natural habitat including grizzly bears, black bears, sea lions, eagles, dolphins and orcas, all while enjoying luxurious accommodations, comfort, and gourmet cuisine. Other popular activities include fishing, snorkeling with salmon, and kayaking.

Guest comments on the TripAdvisor site include:

Superb! A must for your bucket list;
A luxurious gem in the wilderness;
Wilderness to perfection;
Best in class service;
Amazing hideaway surrounded by the beautiful nature of Vancouver Island.

"It is always an honour to be listed among the best by the TripAdvisor Traveler's Choice Awards," added Sean Ross, Sonora Resort general manager. "People come from all over the world to visit our resort. Our team is dedicated to offering our guests world-class service and to ensure their experience is unforgettable. We look forward to another great season."

Sonora Resort reopens on May 1st for the 2014 season.

A link to Sonora Resort on TripAdvisor is here: www.tripadvisor.ca/Hotel_Review-g635703-d267600-Reviews-Sonora_Resort-Sonora_Island_British_Columbia.html.

Sonora Resort on YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/SonoraCanada?feature=watch

News Release from TripAdvisor: www.tripadvisor.com/PressCenter-i6569-c1-Press_Releases.html

About Sonora Resort

Sonora Island is located within the Discovery Islands at the mouth of Bute Inlet, one of the deepest inlets in North America. Guests reach Sonora Resort by boat or air, approximately 50 minutes by private helicopter from Vancouver. Sonora is a Relais & Chateaux property and unique in the world because of its secluded location, abundance of natural beauty and wildlife, with luxury accommodations and gourmet cuisine. Sonora welcomes guests from May to October each year. The guided grizzly bear tours at the nearby Orford River are offered in partnership with the Homalco First Nation, from August to October. Additional Sonora Resort highlights include a tennis court, conservatory, and the Island Currents Spa with five treatment rooms including a Couple's massage room, outdoor hot and cold mineral pools, fitness facility and relaxation room. www.sonoraresort.com

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