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Painting Holiday in the Haida Islands at the Edge of the World

Canada, North America

from $4,550* per person 9 Days May
Comfort accommodations Exertion level: 3
Operator: Maple Leaf Adventures 12 people max
  • Masset airport, haida gwaii, masset, bc, canada
  • Boats, Barges & Small Ship Cruises trips
Like art vacations as well as the coastal world? Then an Art at Sea trip on the Maple Leaf might be perfect for you.

On these special painting holidays, exceptional artists who are also excellent teachers take just eight students into the coastal B.C. wilderness aboard the classic schooner Maple Leaf for focused lessons in painting nature and coastal scenes.

The limited number of students allows for one-on-one instruction, in addition to the small-group lessons.

This art vacation also includes hallmarks of all Maple Leaf trips: natural history interpretation, exceptional cuisine, sailing a classic schooner, wildlife viewing, shore excursions and a sense of camaraderie and fun.

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Canada, North America

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  • This is a custom departure, meaning this trip is offered on dates that you arrange privately with the provider. Additionally, you need to form your own private group for this trip. The itinerary and price here is just a sample. Contact the provider for detailed pricing, minimum group size, and scheduling information. For most providers, the larger the group you are traveling with, the lower the per-person cost will be.


Day 1 Tour kickoff, land-based tour of Masset, Old Masset, North Beach, Tow Hill. Time to sketch on beach. Dinner and lodge accommodation in Masset area.

Day 2 Haida Heritage Centre at KAAY LLNAGAAY, Board Maple Leaf, orientation, cruising, whale watching, island anchorage and paint, explore ashore.

Day 3 Tanu village site, Burnaby Narrows for rich intertidal life, kayaking, cruising, painting.

Day 4 Sailing south in Gwaii Haanas, Cape St. James. Paint, explore southern beaches.

Day 5 Seabird viewing, UN World Heritage Site SGang Gwaay or Ninstints Haida village site, including lots of sketching/ painting time in village, Rose Harbour visit.

Day 6 Cruising, forest walk, estuary walk, possible bear viewing.

Day 7 Hot Springs Island, sailing, whale watching.

Day 8 Windy Bay cultural heritage site, painting, Skedans/Koona Haida village site.

Day 9 Cruising to Sandspit.

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