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British Columbia, Canada, & Alaska

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  • Alaska trips

    Explore Southeast Alaska's glaciers, rainforests, wildlife, and towns aboard a classic wooden tugboat.

  • Broughton Archipelago (Whales & Totems)

    A shorter trip amid 200 islands, a hot zone for orcas, humpback whales and ancient coastal cultures.

  • Desolation Sound

    A shorter trip amid stunning scenery: coast mountains, waterfalls, sandy beaches and great cruising waters.

  • Great Bear Rainforest

    Explores the fjords, rainforest, bears and other wildlife, plus First Nations culture, in this land of the spirit bear.

  • Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

    Island hopping, dry rainforest, wildlife, beachcombing and village visits in this unique southern archipelago.

  • Haida Gwaii

    An epic odyssey through the nature, wildlife and Haida culture of this archipelago on Canadians' bucket list.

  • Vancouver Island

    Different itineraries that explore the Gulf Islands, Desolation Sound, Broughton Archipelago and inside passage.

Featured Cruises

  • Vancouver Island
    19/10/2018

    Whales & Vancouver Island Inside Passage

    An amazing journey through the wild island archipelagos on Vancouver Island's east

    $4493, $4980, $5575 CDN Trip info
  • Gulf Islands, BC, Canada
    24/10/2018

    Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

    Golden colors of autmn line the islands at this time of year. Explore the island

    $2325 CDN Trip info
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    07/10/2018

    Whales & Totems

    Sail away on into the abundant Broughton Archipelago; witness humpback whales, and

    $2815 CDN Trip info
  • Desolation Sound Cruise
    06/05/2019

    Desolation Sound

    Cruise the fabled fjords of Desolation Sound in spring, surrounded by snow-capped

    $2937, $3275, $3762 CDN Trip info

Welcome to Our World

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Our Small Ship Cruises

Join us to explore the British Columbia and Alaska coast. Over a week, you’ll explore nature and culture among our 50,000 islands and 40,000 km of shoreline. Destinations: Great Bear Rainforest, Haida Gwaii (Queen Charlotte Islands), Alaska’s Inside Passage, Gulf Islands National Park Reserve, Vancouver Island, Desolation Sound and the Broughton Archipelago.

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The Best Access Travelling by Water

This is wild geography. The coastline of British Columbia and Alaska undulates into bays, twists into archipelagos, and stretches far down fjords that slice through mountain ranges. There are almost no roads. The coastal communities have deep connections to the ocean, as does wildlife. To experience it you must travel by water, on a tiny ship.

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Adventure + Attention to Detail

We treat you as an individual, notice your interests, help you to do everything you came for. This is a trip for people with adventurous spirits – spirits that a bit of rain doesn’t dampen. Every Maple Leaf crew member is welcoming and generous with their time, their knowledge, and their thoughtfulness.

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A Conservation-Based Enterprise

By travelling with Maple Leaf, you are part of the important, emerging conservation-based economy on the coast. Our careful, thoughtful approach to our trips, to nature, and to all of the people we visit have earned us a reputation as a model for conservation travel.

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What people say

Ontario, Can From our first inquiries to the final docking, our trip has been first class all the way.
Vancouver, BC What a magical and awe-inspiring adventure!
Toronto, ON This was an outstanding trip! AT last count, I have travelled to 32 countries – but this trip will stand out as one of the best.
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.
Los Angeles, CA How to put into words the trip of a lifetime? The Maple Leaf crew needs to be pinpointed as the glue that held together some of the best days of our lives.
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  • Alaska trips

    Explore Southeast Alaska's glaciers, rainforests, wildlife, and towns aboard a classic wooden tugboat.

  • Broughton Archipelago (Whales & Totems)

    A shorter trip amid 200 islands, a hot zone for orcas, humpback whales and ancient coastal cultures.

  • Desolation Sound

    A shorter trip amid stunning scenery: coast mountains, waterfalls, sandy beaches and great cruising waters.

  • Great Bear Rainforest

    Explores the fjords, rainforest, bears and other wildlife, plus First Nations culture, in this land of the spirit bear.

  • Gulf Islands National Park Reserve

    Island hopping, dry rainforest, wildlife, beachcombing and village visits in this unique southern archipelago.

  • Haida Gwaii

    An epic odyssey through the nature, wildlife and Haida culture of this archipelago on Canadians’ bucket list.

  • Vancouver Island

    Different itineraries that explore the Gulf Islands, Desolation Sound, Broughton Archipelago and inside passage.