Maple Leaf Adventures Shop
Buy some useful mementos of the Maple Leaf and the B.C./Alaska coast - and support this heritage tall ship and her wonderful naturalists at the same time.

Clothing | Binoculars | Ball Caps | Cards & Books | Taxes | Shipping | Delivery Time | Ordering

  • For our online clothing shop, click here.
  • You can also buy limited edition, art Tshirts by our naturalists aboard the SV Maple Leaf. Or, inquire here about any we might have in stock in the office for delivery.
Vortex Diamondback Binoculars

These are the best value we know of for binoculars.

And we think the best recommendation for these glasses is Capt. Kevin Smith's reaction the first time he used them: "Wow, these are really great binoculars." Kevin is exacting about quality in gear. If he says they are good, they are good. Bright, lightweight and powerful, you'll barely notice them around your neck. Learn about selecting the right binoculars.

Backed by a phenomenal, unconditional lifetime warranty*, both models offer superior quality and are designed to perform in all lighting and weather conditions.

These beauties have enhanced, fully multi-coated optics, phase-corrected prisms, waterproof and fogproof construction, soft tapered eyecups and rugged rubber armour. And the best news of all is that we are offering these binoculars for a special rate, significantly below the Canadian manufacturer's suggested retail price.

10X42: $370.00
8X32: $300.00

*VIP Unconditional lifetime warranty, includes:
• Unlimited lifetime warranty;
• Fully transferable;
• No warranty card to fill out;
• No receipt needed.

Order by email
Order by telephone at +1-250-386-7245 or 1-888-599-5323
Ball Cap - organic cotton
Back by popular demand – the Maple Leaf ball caps!

This smart-looking, 100% organic cotton ball cap carries the Maple Leaf's classic sails logo on the front. On the back, curved around the half-circle opening above the closure, is the phrase Small ship, big adventure. A crew favourite!

$25.00 Colour: navy blue

Order by email
Order by telephone at +1-250-386-7245 or 1-888-599-5323
Books We Recommend to Delight and Inform

These excellent books are tops on our Suggested Reading list.

They're the best of their kind and will give you both pleasure and an education at the same time.
All books are by talented naturalists who have shared their knowledge and skills with us aboard Maple Leaf.

By buying their books through us, you support them as well, since they will receive full royalties
(as opposed to partial royalties sometimes given by discount book deals).
Maple Leaf Art Cards – 5 pack
Share the Maple Leaf with friends and family. These high quality art cards by renowed coastal artist (and beloved naturalist) Mark Hobson depicts the Maple Leaf under sail in the Great Bear Rainforest.

5 cards with envelopes: $15.00

Order by email
Order by telephone at +1-250-386-7245 or 1-888-599-5323

Beyond the Whales: The photographs and passions of Alexandra Morton
Subject: Natural history and photography
Applicable to: entire coast

Whale researcher Alexandra Morton headed to the wildlife-rich Broughton Archipelago (site of our Whales and Totems trip) in the late 1970s to study whale language. She found a rich world with wonders far beyond the whales.

She shares her photographs and research in this delightful book that takes the reader into the Broughton Archipelago's natural and human world.

Order by email
Order by telephone at +1-250-386-7245 or 1-888-599-5323

A Year on the Wild Side by Briony Penn
Subject: Nature Essays
Subject Area: Applicable to Entire Coast

"This is a collection of natural history essays and drawings based on and around Saltspring, in the Gulf Islands; they have been selected from weekly columns originally published in BC's 'Monday Magazine', and arranged to provide a round of the year.

In other hands this could be a direly predictable - and predictably dry - set of observations, but there's nothing predictable or dry about Briony Penn - her wit is sharp, wry, often quirky, and always humane, even when she laments the evidence of human folly in abusing the environment.

The observations, too, are full of gusto, but yet penetrating, and entirely eclectic; nothing is too slimy, too squidgy, too prickly, too creepy-crawly. A strong sense of enthusiastic gum-booted intimacy with nature comes through, but also a strong sense of underpinning ecological understanding based on sustained close field study and intensive background reading.

Because there is something of the clear-eyed close-peering child in Briony Penn's vision, her book will probably appeal hugely to kids, but adults too can read it with much enjoyment, and learn much of value, both factual and philosophical, at the same time. A little gem, and quite unique of its sort."

From an online review by Robert Aitken. We couldn't have said it better!

Order this book on email or via our web form.

The Great Bear Rainforest by Ian McAllister and Karen McAllister, with Cameron Young, forward by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
$39.95 Subject: Nature/Geography/Photography
Subject Area: Great Bear Rainforest (BC Coast)

The southern half of Canada's west coast is justly famous for its fabulous scenery and pitched battles to save remnants of its magnificent coniferous forest-but what about the northern half?

Between Vancouver island and Alaska, the mainland BC coast winds through a 250-mile wonderland of forested islands and inlets every bit as enchanting as the southern half, but still very much as nature created it, a wonderfully complex and delicate rainforest masterpiece ten thousand years in the making. The area is one of the northern hemisphere's richest unprotected wildlife habitats, the home of Canada's largest grizzly bears as well as the rare all-white spirit or Kermode bear.

Ian and Karen McAllister, both environmental campaigners, have spent over ten years exploring, photographing and researching this once-forgotten coast.

The book contains over 150 stunning colour photographs, including some of the most extraordinary images of wild bears ever seen in print, lush river valleys where grizzly bears feast on salmon, dramatic Coast Range mountaintops, exotic plants of the ancient rainforest, and some of the most magnificent coastline in Canada. With these photographs, a personable, informative commentary by Ian and Karen and environmental writer Cameron Young, and full-colour maps and drawings, this book is the first to unveil the beauty and magnificence of this unique place.

Since 1990, fourteen large rainforest valleys on the mainland coast of British Columbia have been lost to industrial logging. The publication of The Great Bear Rainforest aided Greenpeace, the Sierra Club, Ian and Karen McAllister's Raincoast Preservation Society and other environmental groups successfully lobby BC's provincial government for a moratorium on grizzly-bear hunting and the protection of a large portion of the area as parkland in 2001.

Order this book on email or via our web form.

The Last Island: A Naturalist's Sojurn on Triangle Island
By Alison Watt
Subject: Nature/Narrative Nonfiction/Art
Subject Area: Applicable to Entire Coast, esp. exposed west coast

At twenty-three, Alison Watt left the comfort of a relationship and urban life to spend four months studying tufted puffins on Triangle Island, a remote bird sanctuary far off the northern tip of Vancouver Island.

She spent her summer in the company of Anne Vallιe, a serious young biologist whose dedication to her field made her a formidable and inspiring mentor. Now, in the sixteen years since Watt last visited the island, Anne has died, and from the moment Watt arrives to do more research, she is flooded with memories of the summer they spent together.

Told in a gripping diary form, The Last Island blends native legends, evolutionary theory, scientific knowledge and an appreciation for the delicate balance required for creatures as small as krill and as large as fin whales to survive. Watt brings the island to life, recreating through sensual detail the sounds, smells, sights, tastes and textures of this desolate bird haven. Perhaps even more importantly, she recreates the jagged inner landscape of a young woman worn and warmed by months of seclusion.

With watercolours by Alison.

Order this book on email or via our web form.
Taxes, Shipping & Delivery Times

Canadian Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) of 12% will be added to the price.

We will ship you your items at the going rate, usually via Canada Post, which will be charged to your bill.

Contact us for delivery times.

To order online: Email us with your choices, and provide the best number at which to phone you between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. Pacific time, Mon-Fri. We'll call you to complete the order and payment.

To order by phone: Call us in the office at (toll free) 1-888-599-5323 or 1-250-386-7245.

Payment: You can pay by cheque, Visa or Mastercard. We'll ship your order once we receive your payment.

Remember: Be sure to inform yourself about the delivery times if you would like to receive your items before your trip.

Thanks - we hope you enjoy your purchases!

-- The Maple Leaf Crew