Maple Leaf Adventures
Maple Leaf Adventures has offered natural and cultural history cruises in Alaska and British Columbia, Canada aboard a classic tall ship since 1986. They have a reputation as one of Canada’s finest tour operators. A trip on Maple Leaf has been named by Frommer’s travel guide as one of Canada's 6 "Best Travel Experiences".
Their multi-day excursions offer guests the opportunity to experience intimately the most beautiful places on the B.C. and Alaska coast, in the company of expert naturalists or historians, crew, and chef.
Wildlife Conservation Trips:
- Alaska By Sail
- Great Bear Rainforest
- Gulf Islands National Park, British Columbia
- Haida Gwaii Islands
- Orca Whales & Totems
Making A Difference
Maple Leaf's trips are low impact (virtually no impact!):
- Partnerships with local people and supporting local economies in the areas we travel. We have agreements either signed or in process with First Nations (Native American) whose territories we visit.
- It is not enough to merely "see" the coast. Guests immerse themselves in its beauty, meet the people that live here, and learn about it.
- Maple Leaf works within protected area regulations, pays applicable fees, and obtains permits for all limited-use areas visited.
- Dedicating time and resources to preserving the wilderness we travel in by supporting organizations working to protect the coast. They also volunteer their time for conservation, education, and the development of sound ecotourism policies in British Columbia.
Responsible Industry Development
Maple Leaf Adventures is a co-founder of the Gwaii Haanas Tour Operators Association. They are also one of the authors of the Association's Code of Conduct, which is a model for the ecotourism industry. Maple Leaf also co-founded the Commercial Bear Viewing Association and is an executive member of the Wilderness Tourism Association.
They are also members of The International Ecotourism Society, the Maritime Museum of B.C., and several conservation organizations. They are the the first cruise company in the world to be part of 1% For The Planet.
Photo credit: Brian Falconer / Maple Leaf Adventures