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Chad Hoover Fishing: Trip Report – Kentucky Lake, Tennessee

The third episode of Chad Hoover Fishing, Season 11, was captured at the end of 2021. For this episode, the team headed over to Kentucky Lake, Tennessee.

Here, Chad explored new water on his Bonafide P127 pedal-drive kayak. He was joined by local angler Ron Himmelhaver, and went crappie fishing with Ross Wimberly from Cedar Ridge Guide Service.

Chad’s buddy Gene Jensen (AKA ‘The Flukemaster’) joined the crew after some rough weather conditions. Together, Chad and friends proved that winter fishing can not only make you a better angler, but it can also be a lot of fun!

ABOUT CHAD HOOVER FISHING: Starring funny-man Chad Hoover, Chad Hoover Fishing is an engaging and entertaining fishing show jam packed with thrilling kayak fishing action and valuable fishing tips. The Telly Award winning TV series is designed to excite and educate viewers—whether or not they have ever considered fishing from a kayak. Each 30-minute TV episode airs nationwide on Bally Sports Network. Brands interested in partnering with Chad are encouraged to reach out to Malvin Young at malvin@helipress.com. Learn more about the series at www.heliconia.ca.

Jackson Kayak’s Road Trip Angler – Trip Report: Corpus Christi, Texas

The first ever film shoot for Heliconia’s newest media project, Jackson Kayak’s Road Trip Angler, took place at the end of 2021. Show host Jameson Redding packed up his fishing kayak, rods, tackle box and gear, and drove from his home base of North Carolina to Corpus Christi, Texas to experience their legendary fishing opportunities for himself. Below is his trip report.


For the past decade I have dedicated my life to traveling to, and exploring, new kayak fishing destinations. Some I check off, and others have become almost like a second home. But what I take away from each trip is new friends, memories, and usually a bit more slime on my kayak! When the first episode of the show came together and the destination was picked, it started to sink in that a new journey, or rather, a new chapter of an ongoing one, was about to start.

Texas has always been a state of legend. It is a huge state that literally takes me as long to drive across as it does for me to get to from my home in North Carolina. Most would think about cowboys, cattle, the Alamo, or something along those lines when you mention the state. From a kayak fishing perspective, I think most would think of its’ lakes or the clear spring-fed rivers, like the Devils. As an inshore angler at heart, I have always thought of Texas as a place that is home to some of the largest sea trout in the country, as well as having a healthy redfish population. Many years ago, I had the opportunity to fish this amazing inshore destination and I could not wait to revisit it and explore new areas with new people!

As I mentioned, I had fished Texas inshore before, but Texas, being the large state that it is, has hundreds of miles of flats and I was going to be more than four hours past anywhere I had been before. As you can imagine, I was very excited to head into Corpus Christi, which connects to the largest remaining undeveloped stretch of barrier island in the world. New areas bring with it a bit of a learning curve, so being joined by Dustin Nichols, who has extensive knowledge of the fishery (and is a fellow Jackson Team Member), was going to be a huge advantage. On top of that, I had Bill Batson from Batson Enterprises with me, whom I have known and worked with for over six years, as well as Richard Penny, JK’s territory sales rep. That, coupled with the local knowledge and expertise we gathered from Roy’s Bait and Tackle, was a recipe for a good time!

Arriving in town, my first stop was to meet up with Bill at Roy’s and get a game plan for the following morning. I was absolutely blown away by the shop and the amount of inventory. No doubt it was one of the largest, if not the largest, selections of bait and tackle I had ever seen! After spending a few hours drooling, it was time to get some rest and prepare to meet up with Dustin the next day.

By 7:30 the next morning we were at the water and unloading! This was going to be the first kayak fishing Bill had ever done. Being the level of angler that he is, combined with the local knowledge we had in Dustin, I had no doubt that he would figure it out quickly. While the rest of us made our final preparations on the boats, Bill had already landed his first fish from a kayak mere yards from the launch. Once we were all on the water Dustin led the way to a flat littered with potholes or breaks in the grass where the fish tend to stack up and ambush prey. Within a few minutes of being on the flat, we were all hooking up to a few fish! Both redfish and trout were to be found and I have to say Bill was out-fishing us all, ending the day with the largest red caught, coming in at close to 30 inches!

The winter is always a tricky time to chase fish on any coast. Cold fronts can control the bite and the wind is something fierce. So, the next day, with a front looming, we decided to head inland a bit and hit Choke Canyon Reservoir. Known for great bass fishing and giant alligators, we were hopeful to get on a pre-front bite. Unfortunately, it was not in the cards, as the front rolled in sooner than anticipated. Nonetheless, exploring a new area and having the time to chat with Dustin about the area and how it normally produces was awesome. On top of that, Bill and I had the chance to discuss what he would do different when building a rod specifically for kayak fishing after spending some time in the act.

With the weather coming in hard, most might be disappointed that fishing the following day was out of the question. The wind was simply too high, and it would have been impossible – not to mention borderline unsafe – to try. After spending several years traveling and not being able to predict or control the weather, I have realized that it was an opportunity; a much-needed break that allowed us to experience the area a bit. I, personally, am a sucker for a good aquarium and Corpus Christi is home to the Texas State Aquarium. Dustin had to work, but Bill and Richard came along, and while we were not able to go fishing, we enjoyed learning a bit more about what makes them tick! Afterwards, it was back to Roy’s Bait and Tackle for some shopping and the chance to sit down with Roy himself! The story of the shop is so inspirational, considering he went from not having a job to being the premier destination for all things fishing on the Southern Texas coast. Their level of commitment to the area, to the sport, and to family makes me proud to have them as our JK dealer in the area.

The next day the weather broke a bit, and we were all itching to make it back out on the water. Dustin put together a solid game plan that would take us to a couple of different areas. Our group had grown with the addition of Richard and fellow Jackson Team Member Michael Fiorenza. The morning was a bit slow, but Dustin managed a nice over slot red and it was time to move! With the water warming up and the wind dying down, we hit the new area with high hopes. It paid off, as we wrapped up the day with a few more trout and redfish and good times all around!

On the final day, everyone had other obligations, but I was left wanting one more morning on the water. I took the opportunity, along with some intel from Dustin, and I hit one more spot by myself before calling it a trip. It paid off!! I can’t tell you how many fish I landed in those few hours and while they were not huge, each one put a smile on my face.

The opportunity to travel to new areas, spend time on the water with both new and old friends, and explore a new fishery is such a blessing and one that I hope I never take for granted. Corpus has so much to offer the kayak angler, with its’ huge flats and access literally everywhere. If you find yourself in the area, or you want to add a destination to your bucket list, I strongly recommend you do some exploring, and make sure to stop by Roy’s for knowledge and everything you would need to hit the water! From the food, to the sights, fishery, and community, Texas is a destination that I cannot wait to visit again!

About Road Trip Angler: Jackson Kayak’s Road Trip Angler is a multifaceted media project designed to help showcase brands and products to a dedicated and engaged audience of avid anglers and outdoors lovers. Leveraging host Jameson Redding and Jackson Kayak’s significant dealer and consumer distribution channels to reach markets across the US, this show hits the road to find the best fishing in America in the coolest regions. Jameson Redding will explore the many fisheries across the US with the businesses and angler influencers who call these regions their home. Each 30-minute TV episode airs nationally across Bally Sports Network. Brand interested in partnering with Road Trip Angler are encouraged to reach out to Heliconia’s Partnership Manager, Malvin Young, at malvin@helipress.com.

BackpackingTV’s 2022 Buyer’s Guide – Open for Submissions

Epic Short Film Giveaway - Nominate Region

Submissions for the inaugural BackpackingTV Buyer’s Guide are now being accepted. The Buyer’s Guide series will be released through the BackpackingTV YouTube Channel as well as shared through Facebook and Instagram. With 68,000 subscribers and 5.6 million views, BackpackingTV is one of the most popular hiking and backpacking focused YouTube channels in the industry.

Produced by Heliconia, BackpackingTV’s Buyer’s Guide is an authentic and unbiased video series showcasing the year’s best hiking, camping and backpacking products. The series will be hosted by highly regarded and passionate backpacker, influencer, TV show host and YouTuber, Eric Hanson. Eric’s reviews will help campers, hikers and backpackers make informed purchases. “The hiking and backpacking world has seen a huge influx of people joining the ranks of nature lovers these past two years, in large part due to COVID-19,” explains Eric. “And most of these people are searching for some direction and help in their gear purchases and in developing the skills to be self sufficient on the trails. My aim is to provide authentic, genuinely helpful reviews and tutorials aimed for beginners to experts alike.” Once he has fully reviewed and tested each product, Eric will recognize the best hiking, camping and backpacking products of the year with BackpackingTV’s Best-In-Class Awards. The series will not be pay-to-play.

The Buyer’s Guide categories will feature products from the following categories:

  • Packs
  • Clothing
  • Footwear
  • Tents & Shelters
  • Sleeping Bags & Pads
  • Camping Gear & Accessories
  • Stoves, Cookware & Cooking
  • Hydration
  • Hiking Gear & Accessories

Submissions for product consideration are being accepted until January 21st, 2022. Brands interested in being featured in the BackpackingTV’s Buyer’s Guide series are encouraged to read more at www.heliconia.ca/backpackingtv-buyers-guide/ or to reach out to Jenna Hill at jenna@heliconia.ca.

ABOUT HELICONIA: Heliconia is an award-winning video production and marketing company that helps destinations and brands reach the US adventure travel audience. The company produces eight unique media projects, providing authentic storytelling opportunities for every adventure and every destination. These series include: Epic Trails, Epic Trails: Mountain BikingFacing WavesAdventure CitiesGreat Family AdventureBA FishingChad 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 Trip Report – Amman, Jordan

The Adventure Cities team has another successful film shoot under their belt, this one in Amman, Jordan. A unique city of contrasts (think layered histories and ultra-modern amenities nestled between the fertile Jordan Valley and the desert), Amman is a city unlike any other – a fact that Adventure Cities host Jonathan Thompson can now attest to.

Jonathan and the Adventure Cities team were welcomed by Visit Jordan to Amman, a rolling vibrant city aptly called the ‘City of Seven Hills’. They were welcomed by tourism and locals alike to; explore the historic and bustling downtown Amman, join artists from Underground Amman on a vividly informative street art tour, learn traditional Jordanian cuisine and hospitality at the revolutionary Beit Sitti cooking school, drive some of the King’s personal sports cars with Raja Gargour from the Royal Automobile Museum, take in the sunset at the Amman Citadel while the call to prayer echoed off the hillsides, and drink in the nightlife on Rainbow Street. 


As if that wasn’t enough to put Amman squarely on the Adventure Cities list of top places to visit, Jonathan also swooped into Petra by helicopter to hike the ancient trade city and former Nabataean capital. For a more modern adventure, roped up by skilled local climbing guide, Mahmoud Alkatatbeh, the team set out for Wadi Zarqa Ma’in on a canyoning experience that included multiple rappels culminating with a 40-meter waterfall. A few kilometres downstream, Jonathan and team ended the adventure mud-covered and relaxing with a float in the Dead Sea.


Amman is an incredible destination, and one the Adventure Cities’ team won’t soon forget.

ABOUT ADVENTURE CITIES: 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 44 million US TV households through 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.

ABOUT HELICONIA: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that helps destinations and brands reach the US adventure travel audience. The company produces eight unique media projects, providing authentic storytelling opportunities for every adventure and every destination. These series include: Epic TrailsEpic Trails: Mountain BikingFacing WavesAdventure CitiesGreat Family AdventureBA FishingChad 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.

Great Family Adventure – Trip Report: Ottawa Valley, Canada

The first episode of Season 2 of Great Family Adventure was recently filmed in beautiful Ottawa Valley, Canada. The Ottawa Valley is known as the Whitewater Capital of Canada, but it is also the birthplace of Great Family Adventure co-host, Nick Troutman.

While in the Ottawa Valley, Nick, Emily, and the kids went whitewater rafting, kayaking, biking, camping, hiking, fishing, and spent lots of time with family.

Season 2 of Great Family Adventure will premiere on OutsideTV and Bally Sports Network, summer 2022. In the meantime, be sure to check out the excitement on the Great Family Adventure Facebook and Instagram pages.

About Great Family Adventure: Great Family Adventure is an exciting and inspiring TV series that follows World Champion kayakers, Nick Troutman and Emily Jackson, and their family on a new-age family road trip. Join the family as they learn about new cultures, paddle wild rivers, exploring rad bike trails, swim in the ocean, and camp out under the stars. Each 30-minute TV episode airs on Outside TV and Bally Sports Network. Networks interested in carrying Great Family Adventure are encouraged to reach out to Heliconia’s Vice-President, Brendan Mark, at brendan@helipress.com.

Paddle TV’s 2022 Buyer’s Guide – Open for Submissions

Submissions for the second annual PaddleTV Buyer’s Guide are now being accepted. The Buyer’s Guide series is released through the PaddleTV YouTube Channel as well as shared through Facebook and Instagram. With over 86,000 subscribers and 16 million views, PaddleTV is one of the most popular paddling focused YouTube channels in the world.

Produced by Heliconia, PaddleTV’s Buyer’s Guide is an authentic and unbiased video series showcasing the year’s best paddlesports products. The series will be hosted by world renowned paddler, instructor, TV show host, and YouTuber Ken Whiting, and will help consumers with their purchasing decisions through authentic and unbiased reviews of kayaks and kayaking gear. Once he has fully reviewed and tested each product, Ken will recognizing the best paddlesport products of the year with PaddleTV’s Best-In-Class Awards. “The biggest challenge the paddlesport industry faces,” explains Ken, “is turning the large number of new and casual paddlers into lifetime participants. One of the best ways to do this, is to help them choose the right gear, to ensure a positive paddling experience.”

The Buyer’s Guide categories will feature products from the following categories:

  • Recreational Kayaks
  • Touring and Sea Kayaks
  • Fishing Kayaks
  • Portable Kayaks (Inflatable, folding, etc)
  • Multiwater Kayaks
  • Whitewater Kayaks
  • Packrafts
  • Paddles
  • Paddling Apparel & PFDs
  • Paddling Accessories

Submissions for product consideration are being accepted until November 19th, 2021. Brands interested in being featured in the PaddleTV Buyer’s Guide series are encouraged to read more at www.heliconia.ca/paddle-tv-buyers-guide or to reach out to Jenna Hill at jenna@helipress.ca.

ABOUT HELICONIA: Heliconia is an award-winning video production and marketing company that helps destinations and brands reach the US adventure travel audience. The company produces eight unique media projects, providing authentic storytelling opportunities for every adventure and every destination. These series include: Epic Trails, Epic Trails: Mountain BikingFacing WavesAdventure CitiesGreat Family AdventureBA FishingChad 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.

Best Kayaks of the Year – 2021 Best In Class awards by PaddleTV Announced

The final Best in Class award has been announced by world-renowned paddler, instructor, television host, and YouTuber, Ken Whiting on PaddleTV. Ken spent the summer testing some of the industry’s top paddling gear and has narrowed down five of the industry’s top kayaks, awarding them the title of 2021 Kayaks of the Year.

A natural evolution from PaddleTV’s Buyer’s Guide YouTube series, the Best in Class awards celebrate the “best of the best” in paddlesports. Produced by Heliconia, the Best in Class awards are an authentic and unbiased celebration showcasing the year’s top paddlesports products. Each Best in Class video have featured the top three to seven products within a specific category. For each product featured, Ken will talk about why he has chosen it as one of the top products of the year, and who should consider purchasing it.

The awards have been released through the PaddleTV YouTube channel, and are also being shared through Facebook and Instagram. With 86,000 subscribers and more than 16.5 million viewsPaddleTV is one of the most popular paddling-focused YouTube channels in the world. The categories in the Best in Class series include:

  • Best Portable Kayaks of 2021
  • Best Beginner Kayaks of 2021
  • Best High-Performance Paddles of 2021
  • 2021 Kayaks of the Year

And so, without any further ado, the 2021 Kayaks of the Year, listed in no particular order, are the P&H Virgo MV, Bonafide’s EX 123, Wilderness Systems Pungo 120, Oru Kayak’s Inlet, and the Hobie iTrek 9. Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/NiuMDw1S4j8.

Submissions for PaddleTV’s Buyer’s Guide 2022 are now open, and brands interesting in submitting their products for consideration are encouraged to visit https://www.heliconia.ca/paddle-tv-buyers-guide/

Brands interested in being featured on PaddleTV are encouraged to reach out to Heliconia’s Brand Partnership Manager, Malvin Young, at malvin@helipress.com. For more information about PaddleTV and Heliconia’s various paddle-focused media projects, visit www.heliconia.ca.

ABOUT HELICONIA: Heliconia is an award-winning video production and marketing company that helps destinations and brands reach the US adventure travel audience. The company produces eight unique media projects, providing authentic storytelling opportunities for every adventure and every destination. These series include: Epic TrailsEpic Trails: Mountain BikingFacing WavesAdventure CitiesGreat Family AdventureBA FishingChad 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 Trip Report – Ottawa, Canada

The Adventure Cities team returned from another adventure filled film shoot, this time in Canada’s capital city of Ottawa. This was the fourth film shoot of the series, and it showed both Adventure Cities host, Jonathan Thompson, and crew a surprising side of this political town.

As the capital of Canada, Ottawa has wrongly been accused of being a dull city full of public servants and not much fun. The folks at Ottawa Tourism were keen to dispel that myth and show the Adventure Cities crew that if you know where to look, you’ll find that the city is full of vibrant culture and adrenaline rushes.

While in Ottawa, the Adventure Cities team stayed at the famous Fairmont Le Château Laurier. This luxury hotel, located between the Parliament Buildings and the ByWard Market, was home-base for their many adventures, which included whitewater rafting down the Ottawa River, escaping the world’s largest escape room at The Diefenbunker (Canada’s Cold War Museum), and racing down the side of the Gatineau Hills on a mountain coaster.

Jonathan also got the chance to experience adventure high up above the city, flying over Ottawa in a biplane, jumping off the country’s highest bungee jump at Great Canadian Bungee, and ziplining down the world’s first inter-provincial zipline.

Ottawa is not only a city full of adventure, but also great food and drink. Jonathan visited Dairy Distillery, the makers of Vodkow Milk Vodka, went on a ride with Ottawa’s Party Bike The Thursty Pedaler, and tasted the uniquely Canadian BeaverTail.  

A sleepy government town? We think not.

ABOUT ADVENTURE CITIES: 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 44 million US TV households through 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.

ABOUT HELICONIA: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that helps destinations and brands reach the US adventure travel audience. The company produces eight unique media projects, providing authentic storytelling opportunities for every adventure and every destination. These series include: Epic TrailsEpic Trails: Mountain BikingFacing WavesAdventure CitiesGreat Family AdventureBA FishingChad 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.

High-Performance Paddles – 2021 Best in Class awards by PaddleTV Announced

PaddleTV’s third round of Best in Class awards have been announced by world-renowned paddler, instructor, television host, and YouTuber, Ken Whiting. Ken spent the summer testing some of the industry’s top paddling gear and has narrowed down five of the industry’s best best high-performance paddle, awarding them the title of Best in Class.

A natural evolution from PaddleTV’s Buyer’s Guide YouTube series, the Best in Class awards celebrate the “best of the best” in paddlesports. Produced by Heliconia, the Best in Class awards is an authentic and unbiased celebration showcasing the year’s top paddlesports products. Each Best in Class video will feature the top three to seven products within a specific category. For each product featured, Ken will talk about why he has chosen it as one of the top products of the year, and who should consider purchasing it.

The awards are being released through the PaddleTV YouTube channel, and also being shared through Facebook and Instagram. With over 85,600 subscribers and more than 16 million viewsPaddleTV is one of the most popular paddling-focused YouTube channels in the world. The categories in the Best in Class series include:

  • Best Portable Kayaks of 2021
  • Best Beginner Kayaks of 2021
  • Best High-Performance Paddles of 2021
  • 2021 Kayaks of the Year

And so, without any further ado, the Best in Class award winners for Best High-Performance Paddle, listed in no particular order, are the Ovation paddle by Werner, The Storm by Lendal, Wilderness Systems’ Apex paddle, Aquabound’s Carbon Whiskey paddle and Gearlab’s Kalleq Greenland paddle. Watch the full video here: https://youtu.be/2jFFbZam4WQ.     

One more Best in Class award video is set to be released on PaddleTV, on Saturday, October 23rd. This final award video will be announcing Ken’s choices for the 2021 Kayaks of the Year.

Brands interested in being featured on PaddleTV or considered for the 2022 Best in Class awards are encouraged to reach out to Heliconia’s Brand Partnership Manager, Malvin Young, at malvin@helipress.com. For more information about PaddleTV and Heliconia’s various paddle-focused media projects, visit www.heliconia.ca.

ABOUT HELICONIA: Heliconia is an award-winning video production and marketing company that helps destinations and brands reach the US adventure travel audience. The company produces eight unique media projects, providing authentic storytelling opportunities for every adventure and every destination. These series include: Epic TrailsEpic Trails: Mountain BikingFacing WavesAdventure CitiesGreat Family AdventureBA FishingChad 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.

Heliconia Seeks Tourism Destination for its Epic Trials Short Film Giveaway

Eric Hanson - About Epic Trails

Behind every great trail is a great story. A story about the people who built it…about its inhabitants and its habitat…about the cultures it has shaped and the lives it has changed. 

Heliconia, the award-winning production company behind the popular television series Epic Trails, Facing Waves and Adventure Cities, is excited to launch their first ever Epic Trails Short Film Giveaway.

Heliconia is looking to tell the story of the world’s most remarkable trails. The adventure travel production company invites Destination Marketing Organizations (DMOS), Tourism Boards, and Agencies, to share what makes the story of their trails, whether they are renown or yet unknown, so special. The winning region will receive the full creation of a short film by Heliconia, including story writing, film production, editing, exposure through film festival entries and a digital campaign in support of the film’s launch. The contest is open to trail destinations world-wide.

“We are storytellers here at Heliconia, and as such we are constantly on the search for tales that encourage people to get outside, enjoy the outdoors, and embrace adventure,” explains Tourism Partnership Manager, Stefanie Manton-Ward. “With COVID-19 and the global restrictions that were placed on travel, our story-telling capabilities were hindered. Now that things are beginning to open up again, we are excited for the opportunity to create a film festival worthy show-piece and support tourism destinations who have been so hard hit by the pandemic.”

Destinations interesting in submitting their trails for consideration to the short film giveaway may enter the contest online at www.heliconia.ca/epicshortfilm, or by calling 1.613.582.7154 from 9 am to 5 pm EST. Heliconia will be considering locations throughout the next couple of months, and will work with the winning destination to come up with a filming date that works best for both parties, with the aim to have filming wrapped up by summer 2022.

ABOUT HELICONIA: Heliconia is an award-winning video production and marketing company that helps destinations and brands reach the US adventure travel audience. The company produces eight unique media projects, providing authentic storytelling opportunities for every adventure and every destination. These series include: Epic Trails, Epic Trails: Mountain BikingFacing WavesAdventure CitiesGreat Family AdventureBA FishingChad 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.

ABOUT EPIC TRAILS: Epic Trails is an exciting and inspiring adventure travel media series, and one of the popular platforms that Heliconia uses to share the stories that move and inspire us. More than just a television series, Epic Trails is a multi-faceted TV, digital, and social media project designed to showcase partner destinations to a dedicated and engaged audience of outdoor adventure lovers. Throughout the series, host Eric Hanson explores the people, places and adventures surrounding the world’s top trails. The TV show, and accompanying digital and social media, resonate with those who seek adventure and share a passion for the outdoors, while fostering an interest in local culture and authentic experiences. Each 30-minute TV episode airs on Outside TV and Bally Sports Network, and has aired internationally through National Geographic Channel—Asia and Extreme Sports Channel across Europe. Tourism destinations interested in partnering with Epic Trails are encouraged to reach out to Heliconia’s Tourism Partnership Manager, Stefanie Manton-Ward, at stefanie@helipress.com.