BC’s Great Bear Rainforest was formally inducted into the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy on Nov. 16, 2016. Some people may wonder, what is the Great Bear Rainforest and the QCC, and what does this all mean? As we’ve been operating trips in the region for 25 years, we thought we’d share what we know. What Is the […]
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge splash light on two spectacular but little-known parts of Canada this month, with their royal tour visit to the Great Bear Rainforest and Haida Gwaii. How can you explore the protected rainforest, bears, and monumental cultural sites that they will see, yourself? Local companies have been pioneering safari-like trips […]
Although Maple Leaf Adventures’ trips in the Great Bear Rainforest this autumn are full, we have found a way to offer those interested another great trip here in September – and you’ll be directly helping to protect bears at the same time. You can book passage, through us, on a trip in the Great Bear […]
by Kevin Smith It is a milestone for many people, including me: the finalization of the Great Bear Rainforest agreement was announced this month. The agreement enshrines protection for forest land and ecosystems in the 6.4 million hectare Great Bear Rainforest, on the central and north coast of BC, Canada. What does it mean? Some […]
A few photos from one of our trips on the MV Swell this fall in the Great Bear Rainforest. Thank you to crew members Jeff Reynolds and Misty MacDuffee for the photos. If you can’t see the show above, click the image below to view the slide show. View how you can take this trip.
Slide show from the Great Bear Rainforest tour in May 2015 aboard the SV Maple Leaf. Thank you to Capt. Greg Shea and First Mate Nick Sinclair for the use of their beautiful images. Can’t see the show? View it here. Learn more about taking a Great Bear Rainforest trip yourself.
Ursula channel, between Gribbel Island and mainland North America (Great Bear Rainforest) Monday, June 23, 2014, 9:22 am By: Maureen Gordon Mist rises from cedars and spruce on the hillsides, and an inky sea mirrors the blue-white sky and mountain rock faces. In this watery “valley”, the SV Maple Leaf is the only ship to […]
Great Bear Rainforest Expedition with Robert Bateman and Canadian Geographic, June 19-27, 2014 The second ship is now available for booking. Enjoy your private cabin aboard the classic, coastal ship MV Columbia III. The first ship, the SV Maple Leaf, is now full. There are just 6 places available on the Columbia III. Below you’ll find information about this beautiful vessel. […]
Maple Leaf turns 110 in 2014, and we’re offering a $110 flight credit on these spring trips, to guests who book before March 10: Vancouver Island to Great Bear Rainforest, Apr 23-30, $2995 plus taxes View brochure Inquire or book Great Bear Rainforest & Kitlope Spring Explorer, May 2-11, $3850 plus taxes View brochure Inquire […]
As a company that’s part of British Columbia’s important eco-adventure tourism industry, we’ve written a lot about bear viewing tourism versus bear trophy hunting (as opposed to hunting for food). Some of the concepts are summarized like this: If you are in Victoria, BC, on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 2 pm, and you support this […]