Cailey Rizzo
October 01, 2018

What is the trip of a lifetime?

Next year, Alex Trebek will venture to the Arctic of Canada to spot narwhals and polar bears. And you could go with him.

In part of his capacity as Honorary President of the Royal Canadian Geographic Society (RCGS), Trebek will join a week-long expedition in next June with Arctic Kingdom.

Courtesy of Arctic Kingdom

The Narwhal & Polar Bear Safari will bring up to 16 travelers and Trebek to the northern section of Canada’s Baffin Island for icebergs, snow and (we’re assuming) the answers to many upcoming “Jeopardy” questions.

“Our shared goal with RCGS is to grow a deeper appreciation for the people, natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the Canadian Arctic. As Canadians, we are privileged to have such a spectacular Arctic region and we hope to inspire people to explore this special part of our country,” Graham Dickson, president and founder of Arctic Kingdom, said in a statement. “We are honoured to welcome Alex Trebek, and travellers from around the world, to experience this incredible place we are so passionate about.”

The trip brings guests to the floe edge — the border between sea ice and the open ocean —  of the island to experience one of the world’s most diverse ecosystems. According to Arctic Kingdom, June is a particularly great time to visit the area as animals congregate around the floe as the ice melts for the summer. Visitors are likely to spot belugas, narwhals, seals and many other types of animals.

David Briggs/Courtesy of Arctic Kingdom

Accommodations are at a premium safari camp on an Arctic beach, with the opportunity to immerse yourself in local Inuit culture.

The trip departs on June 18, 2019. Pricing starts at about $10,850 ($13,900 CAD) plus tax. If you’re short on cash, perhaps you could win the funds on “Jeopardy.” Start boning up on facts about icebergs.

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