Produced in partnership with Bell Fund—a certified independent production fund—Paddle Tales is a short form digital, adventure travel series that is designed to resonate with anyone with an interest in the outdoors, not just paddlers. The series kicks off by following show host and world-renowned paddler, Ken Whiting, as he travels throughout the stunning province of Québec, exploring the many regions, meeting interesting people, and embarking on a variety of paddling adventures. Combining beautiful cinematography, humor, adventure, and interesting stories, Ken’s goal is to inspire others to take a break from their screens and explore our spectacular natural world.
“Paddle Tales is much more than a paddling show–it’s an adventure travel show that tells the stories of amazing places, interesting people, and takes people on breathtaking paddling adventures,” explains Heliconia Producer and Paddle Tales host, Ken Whiting, “That’s one of the things I love about paddling. Not only are the adventures fantastic, but paddling provides a totally unique way to experience a place, and to meet fascinating people.”
In this first season of Paddle Tales, Ken Whiting’s adventures will take viewers sea kayaking through caves in les Îles de la Madeleine, whitewater kayaking down the remote and powerful Kipawa River, kayak touring with puffin and monoliths on the North Coast of the Saint Lawrence, stand up paddling down the impossibly clear Bonaventure river in Gaspésie, and much more.
About Paddle Tales: Paddle Tales is a YouTube series that is designed to appeal to anyone who has an interest in the outdoors, whether they’ve ever laid hands on a paddle or not. Paddle Tales follows World Champion kayaker, Ken Whiting, around North America as he explores the continent by sea kayak, whitewater kayak, canoe, and stand up paddleboard, while telling the stories of the unique people and places that he encounters. Each episode will be released on the Paddle TV YouTube Channel— the premier source for paddlesports action, instruction and gear reviews.
About Heliconia: Heliconia is an award-winning video production company that specializes in outdoor productions. For 21 years Heliconia has helped industry-leading brands and some of the world’s top tourism authorities communicate their marketing message in a unique, inspiring, and cost-effective way. Heliconia offers custom video production services and produces six unique television series which air on such networks as Sportsman Channel, FOX Sports, Outside TV, Nautical Channel, and World Fishing Network. Heliconia is also a leader in online video productions, with over 250,000 YouTube subscribers and 61 million views. See all Heliconia’s work at https://www.helipress.com