|Launched||January 31, 2000|
|Owned by||Groupe Serdy (91.7% & managing partner)
TVA Group (8.3%)
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)
|Formerly called||Canal Évasion (2000–2008)|
|Bell TV||Channel 134 (SD)
Channel 1864 (HD)
|Shaw Direct||Channel 753 (SD)|
|Available on many Canadian cable systems||Check local listings|
|FibreOP||Channel 872 (SD)|
|Bell Fibe TV||Channel 123 (SD)
Channel 1123 (HD)
|Optik TV||Channel 427 (SD)
Channel 440 (HD)
In May 1999, a consortium consisting of BCE inc. (50.1%), Serdy direct Inc. (19.9%), TVA Group Inc. (10%), Media Overseas (10%), and Pathé/Canal Voyage France (10%) were granted approval by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) to launch a television channel called Canal Évasion, described as "a national French-language television specialty service that is dedicated exclusively to tourism, adventure and travel."
The channel was launched on January 31, 2000 as "Canal Évasion".
After various acquisitions over the years, ownership is held by the managing partner Groupe Serdy (formerly Serdy direct inc.) and Groupe TVA as a minority partner.
In December 2008, the channel unveiled a new image including a new logo and on-air presentation, including simplifiying its name by dropping the "Canal".
On June 12, 2009, Serdy Direct launched an HD simulcast of Évasion.
- Decision CRTC 99-112 CRTC 1999-05-21
- Motion International Publishes Its Second Quarter Results for the 1999-2000 Fiscal Year. press release 2000-03-17
- Broadcasting Decision CRTC 2003-22 CRTC 2003-01-23
- Évasion (French)