snow-capped mountains, pine tree-lined villages, infinite ski slopes,
and rich forests. That’s Mont-Tremblant for you. Nestled in the
expansive Laurentian Mountains, this city in Quebec, Canada is best
known for its whimsical winter scenery and skiing activities. A host
of outdoor activities await travelers in this part of Canada,
including golfing, biking, cross-country skiing, and canoeing.
scenic location also makes it a perfect base for travelers. Some of
the best mansions
in Canada can be found here, ranging from rustic, cabin-style
accommodations to contemporary ones. As one of Canada’s least
populated cities, a stay in Mont-Tremblant also guarantees travelers
serenity while putting them within easy reach of tourist attractions.
visiting with your family, there’s really no better place to explore
than in Mont-Tremblant. Just take a look at some family-friendly
outdoor activities you can do in the city.
cross-country skiing trails spanning over 80 kilometers,
Mont-Tremblant is the perfect place for ski fans, both beginner and
pro. Skiing trails, particularly the intermediate and advanced ones,
commence at the famous Mont-Tremblant Ski Resort five kilometers from
the city proper. There’s also the 1500-acre Domaine Saint-Bernard
ecotourism park next to the Diable River (Devil’s River), which
features groomed trails suited for skate and classic skiing. There is
a pretty good chance you will encounter local wildlife, including
deers and birds here too.
Mont-Tremblant north of Mt. Tremblant features 43 kilometers of
groomed trails and 77 kilometers of ungroomed ones. Both Domaine
Saint-Bernard and Parc National Du Mont-Tremblant have on-site ski
rental facilities and wood-heated shacks.
Hiking and camping
with nature? Explore a network of 11 trails leading to the high peaks
of the Laurentian Mountains. Hiking Mont-Tremblant’s well-preserved
trails, you will encounter pristine lakes, cascades, deers, and small
streams along the way, not to mention, spectacular views that truly
make the walk worth it. Hiking trails may be open or shaded and offer
varying difficulty and length, with some trails being easy enough to
complete by families with children.
Saint-Bernard and Parc National Du Mont-Tremblant are available for
snowshoeing, with the latter offering six 23-kilometer long trails.
Alpine treks done in the winter afford a magical walk into
snow-covered vegetation and breathtaking views at the top.
Ice climbing on frozen cliffs alongside a certified guide is
another experience worth trying at Mont-Tremblant. The climb takes
around three hours and can be done by kids ages 8 and up, even
without prior experience. (Don’t forget your alpine shoes!)
leisurely trail though, try the Grand Pris des Couleurs. This
2.7-kilometer trail is the shortest of all trails in the area and
consists of gradual slopes – perfect for inexperienced hikers and
your trek with a gondola ride to the summit. Some tour operators
offer tour packages that include the gondola ride, a guided tour,
hiking poles, headlamps, and meals in a log cabin in the forest.
Canoeing and fishing
favorite pasttime: fishing! Board a canoe and row through the
vastness of two renowned lakes in the area; Lake Tremblant and Lake
Ouimet. Get a chance to catch musky, bass, and other local fishes.
Guided boat tours are offered by various tour companies all
year-round. If you arrive in winter, ice fishing is a popular
activity in both lakes. Using a hook or spear, an experienced guide
will teach you how to catch pikes or perch in a frozen lake.
lake fishes’s feeding behavior and their natural habitat with fly
fishing. Here, a skilled angler will teach you how to cast a fly –
composed of a rod, reel and weighted line – in order to catch fish.
Fly fishing is challenging and requires a special technique to lure
fish into the line, but it is also lots of fun!
fish? Don’t worry. Fishing instructors match techniques to the age
and skill level of the guest, so even children can participate.
on a fun, hour-long dogsledding adventure through Mont-Tremblant’s
forests, valleys, and the Devil’s River! Sleds can be rented at the
National Park and come with trained Siberian Huskies. Take the dogs
through crisscrossing paths in the forest and experience gentle
slopes and descents. Drive your sled on frozen lakes and to the
northern part of the city for a stunning view of the mountain.
Or choose a journey through verdant woods and
valleys and into the Devil’s River. Don’t forget to stop by the
wooden shacks along the way for hot choco!
adventure over lush forests with a zipline tour from
Ziptrek Ecotours! Running four kilometers long, the zipline is
Quebec’s longest. The five-zipline ride starts at the base of Mt.
Tremblant and goes through five zipline segments and six viewing deck
-, all with panoramic views of Mont-Tremblant’s landscapes.
get to the summit, visitors will ride a gondola, which is included in
the eco—adventure package (also included is safety equipment –
carabiners, helmet, harness – to be used during the duration of the
zipline tour). Side-by-side ziplines are available, so you can fly
with a friend or family. Rates start at $99.
March, visitors can skate on the ice rink next to St. Bernard Chapel.
Music and lights show are held in the evening – a must-see for both
kids and kids at heart!