Remarkable Journeys. Engaging People. Wild Spaces. Expeditions into the nature and culture of British Columbia and Alaska

A coastal company with world-class expertise and a local's passion.

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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 Trips

  • 15/07/2021

    Alaska Supervoyage

    A sweeping exploration of southeast Alaska. Fredrick Sound, Endicott Arm, Warm Springs

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    30/09/2020

    Whales and Southern Great Bear Rainforest

    Autumn is alive with activity. Witness a unique feeding behaviour by humpback whales

    $5650, $6550, $7500 CDN

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  • 25/10/2020

    Wines and Islands

    Explore the breadth of BC wine, its people and place through this special tasting,

    $5650, $6550, $7500 CDN

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Welcome to Our World

UNESCO World Heritage Site SGang Gwaay

Our Expeditions

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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Like Safaris, Where the Water is the Road

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 mountains. There are no roads. Coastal communities have deep connections to the ocean. Wildlife congregate in or near it due to the rich marine food web. To experience it all, a traveller must use the water as the road, as people have here for millennia.

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Adventure + Attention to Detail

Our trips are human scale. We treat you as an individual, notice your interests, help you to do everything you came for. We have one of the highest guide-to-guest ratios in the industry, providing a very personalized experience. This is a trip for people with adventurous spirits – spirits that a bit of rain doesn’t dampen. Every Maple Leaf team member is welcoming and generous with their time, expert knowledge, and 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, has earned us a reputation as a model for conservation travel. We believe in being the change we want to see in the world, in giving back to our home.

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Safety and Expertise and Covid-19

As a local company made up of people who have dedicated their lives to exploring the coast, we are able to run world-class expeditions that combine engaging and unscripted experiences with solid planning and safety management.

Our industry has developed extensive protocols for operating during covid-19, approved by the BC government.

For details visit our Safety and Expertise page.

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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.