Adventure Cities Premieres on Discovery Channel

24 March 2022

Heliconia, the video production, and marketing company behind the adventure travel series Epic Trails and Facing Waves, is pleased to announce that their newest series, Adventure Cities, is set to premiere nationwide on Discovery Channel on Saturday, March 26th at 8 am EST. The first episode showcases the adventurous sides of Geneva, Switzerland, and Québec City, Canada. 

Adventure Cities is a timely and inspiring adventure travel show hosted by award-winning travel journalist, Jonathan Thompson. "In a post-pandemic world where everyone is desperate to plan proper vacations again, adventure travel and city breaks don't have to be mutually exclusive,” explains Thompson. “Our goal [with Adventure Cities] is to dive into the heart of that vigorous Venn diagram: reintroducing some of the world's best cities through the thrilling adventures and extreme sports you can experience while staying in each of them."

Beginning with Geneva and Québec City, Season one of Adventure Cities will feature one exciting and adrenaline-pumping city after another, including Amman (Jordan), Ottawa (Canada), St. Pete / Clearwater (USA), Zürich (Switzerland), Banff (Canada), Juneau (USA), Charleston (USA), and Poznan (Poland). The adventures range from flyboarding in Florida to urban surfing in the heart of Zurich’s Financial District, dogsledding through the Rocky Mountains to tackling North America’s highest bungee jump, and more. 

In case you miss the series premiere on March 26th, you will be able to catch all the action the following week as the episode will be made available for streaming on Discovery GO. Between airings, adventure travel enthusiasts may access inspiring content on Jonathan’s Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook accounts. 

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 to more than 90 million US TV households through Discovery Channel. Planning is currently underway for Season 2 of Adventure Cities, and tourism destinations and brands interested in being featured on the show are encouraged to reach out to Lauren at [email protected]. Learn more about the series at

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