Welcome! Learn about our company, our vision, our style of travel, our eco-tourism ethics, our crew and staff, and our safety and expertise. You can also view some frequently asked questions or our press kit.

Our Company

Selected for Canada’s “Signature Experiences Collection” by the Canadian Tourism Commission, Maple Leaf Adventures has provided conservation-focused, big adventures aboard small ships since 1986.

With a reputation as one of Canada’s top operators of small ship cruises, our multi-day excursions give guests one-of-a-kind experiences in some of the most beautiful and rare places in the world, often in areas that were once under threat of destruction or in dire need of protection. Our strong expedition ships are also heritage pieces themselves.

In 2012, Maple Leaf was awarded the Parks Canada Sustainable Tourism Award, for promoting the appreciation of Canada’s natural, cultural and aesthetic heritage, while also protecting them.

As a long time practitioner of ecotourism, Maple Leaf Adventures pioneered travel in BC’s Great Bear Rainforest and northwestern Vancouver Island and has made significant contributions to conservation. National Geographic Adventure has rated Maple Leaf Adventures one of the “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”.



    Fodor's World's Best Cruises for 2016

    From innovative new ships to pioneering itineraries, we've sifted through the many cruises making headlines and narrowed them down to the 15 best boats of the bunch. - Fodor's

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    GOLD Sustainable Tourism Certification

    Certified at the top-level for sustainable tourism by independent evaluator Green Tourism Canada, 2014. (recertification. original certification 2011)

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    Best of the World - National Geographic Traveler

    by the editors of National Geographic Traveler, for our Great Bear Rainforest trip, 2013.

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    10 Notable Ships Built in BC

    SV Maple Leaf is one of ten notable ships built in BC, according to the editors of the Vancouver Sun, 2013.

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    Outside Travel Award - Best Islands, Haida Gwaii

    "This is wild heaven," write the editors of Outside, about Haida Gwaii and Maple Leaf's trip exploring it, 2013.

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    Parks Canada Sustainable Tourism Award winner

    National award, chosen by the Tourism Industry Association of Canada, 2012

What people say

Winnipeg, MN HAIDA GWAII ADVENTURE OF A LIFETIME! If you want to rejuvenate your spirit, share wonderful daily adventures with like-minded new friends, and be treated
Calgary, AB Truly magical!  This trip was as fabulous as I had hoped.  The crew; always smiling, always considerate, always a great sense of humour.
Baltimore, MD The Maple Leaf staff worked together in perfect synchrony with the wonders of nature for an incomparable trip.  A slight touch of rain during a morning