About Journeys by Escapes

Our team is a collection of Travel Designers who are travelers at heart. United by our love for exploring the world and experiencing new cultures, we're driven to travel and bring back our experiences to help you (our valued clients) plan the trip of your dreams.   

The Journeys by Escapes concept started as a spark of inspiration between three team members, Miranda Bukowicki, Dianne Gagnon, and Jason Mills

Our goal was to find an inspirational way to showcase luxury and adventure travel while expressing our commitment to a personalized approach in crafting trips of a lifetime. Through exploration, collaboration and teamwork, the Journeys by Escapes brand came to life over many months and has evolved with the input and feedback from the entire Journeys by Escapes family. 

In addition to the partnerships each of us has forged with travel vendors and suppliers from around the world, we share a passion and love for traversing the globe. We live for creating lifelong, unforgettable travel experiences for our clients. 

We asked a few of our Travel Designers why they loved to travel, here is what they had to say:

Kelsea: "I love to travel because I want to learn more than I am able to read. I am a culture junkie who loves to experience new and exotic cultures and traditions. When I return from a trip my perspective on the world always changes. I am inspired by learning and experiencing things that push me outside of my comfort zone and I love to conquer the feeling of something that once made me feel scared or uncomfortable. This is reflected through my career because I love to take on a challenge and share my love and expertise in unique and exotic locations. I love that I get to constantly learn and develop the skills and knowledge that comes along with my career." 

Nadine: "My passion for travel is driven by the need to see more of the world, to learn from my experiences and grow as a person.  I love to inspire others to fulfill their dreams and check things off their bucket lists. That inspires me to create the perfect customized travel package for my clients that will leave them with memories that last a lifetime. I share in my client’s excitement when I’ve planned the perfect vacation that meets their needs and wishes.  I enjoy being part of their travel journey and hearing about their trip when they return."

Some of our favourite quotes:

Miranda: "Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before” - Dalai Lama

Audrey: "Travelling-it leaves you speechless and turns you into a storyteller"  - Iba Battuta 

Wade: “Once you have traveled, the voyage never ends… The mind can never break off from the journey.” - Pat Conroy

We are beyond proud to showcase Journeys by Escapes, a space that has been crafted BY travelers, FOR travelers. We hope that this space not only inspires you to travel but to also uncover far-off destinations that you have only dreamt of exploring.

More About Us

  • Journeys by Escapes is a division of Skyland Travel Inc, a travel agency that has been in business for so long that we even forget sometimes (1980).
  • Journeys by Escapes is a proud supporter of our in house non-profit endeavor Earth Together
  • Book with confidence! We are TICO and Consumer Protection BC registered.
  • 100% Canadian owned and operated eh!
  • Combined, our office speaks English, Japanese, Mandarin, Hindi, and Spanish.
  • Our offices are located in beautiful (and rainy) Vancouver and (sunny) Calgary, but we love helping Canadian's from right across the country.
  • We can book virtually any type of travel. If you can dream it, we can make it a reality. 
  • Better Business Bureau rate of A+
  • We've planted over 100,000 trees through Eden Projects.

At the end of the day (or page) it all comes down to traveling...

We believe traveling is about creating memories that last a lifetime. It's about discovering new places, people and cultures with every turn and forging new friendships with the people you meet along the way. It's about getting away from the every day and bring those who are together, even closer. Thinking of a Journey? We're here to turn your dreams into a reality. 

Our Awards & Achievements

Ensemble Travel Group

Ensemble Top 10

Ensemble Travel Group Top 10 Producer in Canada from 2010 to 2015.

Sunwing Vacations

Sunwing Vacations

Top 10 in Sales for Western Canada with Sunwing Vacations.

Transat Holidays

Transat Holidays

Top 10 in Sales for Western Canada with Transat Holidays.

Air Canada Vacations

Air Canada

Top 10 in Sales for Western Canada with Air Canada Vacations.

Sunquest Vacations

Sunquest Vacations

Top 10 in Sales for Western Canada with Sunquest Vacation.

Riu Hotel & Resorts

Riu Resorts

Riu Resorts Top Producer in Western Canada awarded to Escapes.ca for 2015.

Karisma Hotels

Karisma Hotels

Karisma Hotels Top 10 Wedding Specialist Worldwide awarded to Pamela Walker for 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015.

Palace Resorts

Palace Resorts

Palace Resorts Top Independent Wedding Producer awarded to Susan Gill for 2014

Hyatt Resorts

Hyatt Resorts

Top Sales in Western Canada, Top Sales to Mexico and Best Social Media for 2016

Hyatt Resorts

Hyatt Resorts

Top Sales to Mexico for 2016


Customize Your Journey

For over 30 years, our Travel Professionals have been creating inspirational tailor-made holidays and are proud of our reputation as one of the leading travel providers in Canada. With Journeys by Escapes, you can reach even the most distant corners of the world, in any travel style you desire.

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