Adventure Cities Set to Premiere on Discovery Channel, March 26th 2022

March 15, 2022

Beachburg, Canada (September 15th) /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Heliconia, the video production and marketing company behind the adventure travel series Epic Trails and Facing Waves, is pleased to announce that filming has officially begun for Adventure Cities – a timely and inspiring adventure travel show hosted by award-winning travel journalist, Jonathan Thompson.

Cities are the cultural centers of our planet and provide endless opportunity for exploration. They are also home – or gateways – to incredible outdoor adventure. The Adventure Cities series follows Jonathan on his travels as he searches for adventure and reveals the wonderful cultures, allures, and attractions of the world’s most fascinating urban centers.

The first film shoot of the new series took place earlier this summer in two incredible cities in Switzerland: Zurich and Geneva. Partnering with Switzerland Tourism, the team spent two weeks filming everything from watch and knife making, tuk-tuk fondue rides, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, castle tours, surfing, hiking, and visiting spectacular waterfalls. The adventures, which will be showcased in two upcoming episodes of Adventure Cities, are experiences that neither Jonathan, nor the film crew, are likely to forget.

The second film shoot of the series is currently taking place in lively and historic Québec City. Following that, filming will continue in Ottawa, Canada; Amman, Jordan; Banff, Canada; Krakow, Poland; Charleston, South Carolina; St. Pete Clearwater, Florida; and Juneau, Alaska. The series is set to premiere on Discovery Channel and Outside TV in 2022.

In addition to the television episode, Jonathan will be documenting his experiences in writing and will submit the articles to publications including Conde Nast Traveler, National Geographic Traveler, The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, and The Sunday Times. Having already traveled to more than 100 countries on all 7 continents around the globe, Jonathan is well poised to share the authentic and unique experiences found amid the worlds most fascinating cities.

Filming for season one of this exciting new project is now sold out, but destinations interested in being featured in season two of Adventure Cities are encouraged to reach out to Heliconia’s Partnership Manager, Stefanie Manton-Ward at stefanie@helipress.com.


Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that helps destinations and brands reach the US adventure travel audience. The company produces nine unique media projects, providing authentic storytelling opportunities for every adventure and every destination. These series include: Epic Trails, Epic Trails: Mountain Biking, Facing Waves, Adventure Cities, Great Family Adventure, BA Fishing, Peak Experience, Chad Hoover Fishing and Road Trip Angler. Heliconia has a proven formula that marries inspiring video production with guaranteed television and digital distribution, ensuring that your message is heard by the adventure travel community in a unique and impactful way. For more information, visit www.heliconia.ca.


Adventure Cities follows award-winning travel journalist Jonathan Thompson as he searches for outdoor adventure and reveals the wonderful cultures, allures, and attractions of the world’s most fascinating urban centers. Each 30-minute episode is comprised of two, 10+minute Features and is broadcast into more than 100+ million US TV households through Discover Channel and Outside TV. Tourism destinations interested in being featured on Adventure Cities are encouraged to reach out to Stefanie Manton-Ward at stefanie@helipress.com. Learn more about the series at www.heliconia.ca.



Lauren McIllfaterick

Heliconia, Communications Manager