OTTAWA, Sept. 26, 2018 /CNW/ - Arctic Kingdom and The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) have teamed up to attract more Canadians to Canada's North. Under the new partnership, the RCGS will work with Arctic Kingdom to bring travellers to experience Nunavut through a unique Arctic safari.
"The alliance with Arctic Kingdom gives Canadians a hands-on experience as they explore Canada's High Arctic safely but still have the adventure of a lifetime," says John Geiger, CEO of the RCGS and Canadian Geographic Enterprises. "We are thrilled that Alex Trebek has agreed to join the inaugural 2019 Narwhal and Polar Bear Safari and share his enthusiasm for Canada's North."
Alex Trebek, host of the popular game show Jeopardy!, is the Honorary President of the RCGS, and a life-long champion of geographic literacy. Trebek will be joining Arctic Kingdom — a global leader in the Canadian Arctic for nearly 20 years — on the fly-in Narwhal & Polar Bear Safari, departing June 18, 2019. The trip will bring guests to the floe edge, one of the most biodiverse ecosystems on the planet, to experience Inuit culture and the extraordinary wildlife that calls it home during the summer months.
June is a unique time to visit the High Arctic. This is when marine mammals and other wildlife congregate at the floe edge to dine on nutrients that only become available as the ice melts. Visitors get the opportunity to see an array of wildlife, from narwhals and seals to seabirds and belugas.
"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," says Graham Dickson, Arctic Kingdom President and Founder. "We are honoured to welcome Alex Trebek, and travellers from around the world, to experience this incredible place we are so passionate about."
Arctic Kingdom specializes in land-based adventures in pristine Arctic wilderness. The company is committed to working with local communities to provide travel experiences that respect local cultures, empower local communities and leaving wildlife and the environment untouched. As a travel partner, Arctic Kingdom will support the programs of The Royal Canadian Geographical Society by offering travellers the opportunity to visit the High Arctic — and the floe edge — while reinforcing the Society's mandate of making Canada better known to Canadians and to the world.
SOURCE Royal Canadian Geographical Society
For further information: Media Information:Deborah Chapman, Communications Manager, The Royal Canadian Geographical Society, (O) 613.745.4629 x 160 (C) 613.299.8995, [email protected]; Liz Carino, Marketing Manager, Arctic Kingdom, (O) 416.322.7066 x 121 (C) 647.534.4210, [email protected]