Join Alex Trebek on Narwhal & Polar Bear Safari

7 Days / 6 Nights |  June 18 – 24, 2019

Witness the migration of narwhal and beluga at the floe edge, spot majestic polar bears, and experience the magnificence of the last vast wilderness on Earth: the Canadian Arctic. 

Enjoy a fly-in experience with aerial views of dramatic landscapes and icebergs in Canada's High Arctic. Guided by Inuit and travelling in small groups from our Premium Safari Camp, journey to the floe edge for full days of discovery and chances to see iconic wildlife.

Alex Trebek invites you to join him on this life-altering fly-in adventure in Canada’s High Arctic.

A world-traveller and champion of geographic literacy, Alex has inspired thousands of people to learn more about the planet, and especially his native country, Canada. For this special RCGS expedition, he welcomes you to explore the northern reaches of Baffin Island. Seldom-visited, this is one of the most fascinating regions in not only Canada, but the world.

Best known as the host of JEOPARDY!, Alex Trebek is television's most enduring and iconic figures. A champion of RCGS’s education programs and dedicated to raising geographic literacy, Alex was awarded the RCGS’s Gold Medal in 2010, Lawrence J. Burpee Medal in 2015 and was appointed Honorary President in 2016.

Trip Details

PRICE PER PERSON: CAD $13,900* +tax

AIR PACKAGE: Flights from Ottawa, ON to Pond Inlet, NU available

LOCATION: Navy Board Inlet, Nunavut

LENGTH: 7 days / 6 nights

DATES: Join Alex Trebek on June 18 – 24, 2019

GROUP SIZE: 8 – 16, Camp Capacity: 32

ACCOMMODATION: Premium Safari Camp on Land

AVERAGE TEMPERATURE: -2°C to +10°C (+28°F to +50°F)

DAYLIGHT: 24 hours

*price based on double occupancy, Premium Safari Yurt. A Deluxe Yurt with private bath facilities is available for an upgrade. A Family Tent, for a family of four, is also available on this trip. Call for details.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive in Pond Inlet. In groups of 8, board a private plane for your short flight into our Premium Safari Camp. Enjoy aerial views of dramatic landscapes and icebergs as you fly over Sirmilik National Park and keep an eye out for possible wildlife sightings.

Days 2 - 5

Journey to the floe edge by snowmobile and qamutik and enjoy spectacular Arctic landscapes and mild spring weather. Observe wildlife in their natural habitat, including narwhal, polar bears, seals and more. Ice conditions permitting, you may also visit the Bylot Island Migratory Bird Sanctuary, home to more than 200,000 birds.

In small groups, take day trips in the area and engage in a variety of activities both on land, such as guided hikes, and snorkel and kayak at the floe edge, amongst sea ice and possibly within the presence of whales.

Delve into the Inuit culture on a journey to traditional Inuit hunting grounds, by qamutik and snowmobile. You may also have a chance to visit the evocative ancient Thule sites, where you will see the traditional tent rings and learn about the culture and history of the ancestors of Inuit.

Enjoy gourmet meals at camp and hot lunches out on the land.

Day 6

After another day enjoying the majesty of the High Arctic wilderness, fly directly out of camp to Pond Inlet. Explore the town at your leisure and spend your final night in a hotel

Day 7

Transfer to the Pond Inlet airport. Board your flight back to Ottawa and onward to home.

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