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Évasion logo.svg
Évasion logo
Launched January 31, 2000; 18 years ago (2000-01-31)
Owned by Groupe Serdy (91.7% & managing partner)
Groupe TVA (8.3%)
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country Canada
Broadcast area National
Headquarters Longueuil, Quebec
Formerly called Canal Évasion (2000–2008)
Sister channel(s) Zeste
Website Évasion (in French)
Bell TV Channel 134 (SD)
Channel 1864 (HD)
Shaw Direct Channel 753 (SD)
Channel 425 / 256 (HD)
Available on many Canadian cable systems Check local listings
Bell Aliant Fibe TV Channel 872 (SD)
Channel 972 (HD)
Bell Fibe TV Channel 123 (SD)
Channel 1123 (HD)
Optik TV Channel 8015 (SD)
Channel 2015 (HD)
SaskTel Channel 256 (SD)
Telus Quebec Channel 44 (SD)
Channel 544 (HD)
VMedia Channel 120 (SD) (QC)

Évasion is a Canadian French language Category A specialty channel owned by Groupe Serdy and Groupe TVA. The channel broadcasts programming devoted to travel and adventure.


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."[1]

Logo used from 2000-2002. Shows the initial play-on usage of the accute accent above the É, which still carries forward with its current logo.
Evasion's logo, 2002-2008. This logo served as an inspiration for the current logo.

The channel was launched on January 31, 2000 as "Canal Évasion".[2]

After various acquisitions over the years,[3] 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".

Évasion HD[edit]

On June 12, 2009, Serdy Direct launched an HD simulcast of Évasion.


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