Mont-Tremblant is a beautiful place to visit any time of the year. During winter, you can go skiing or snowboarding at the large ski resort, which is world famous for its numerous slopes, pristine weather, far-reaching views, and après ski amenities. During the summer, the ski slopes and snowboard paths turn into hiking trails that we love for hours-long hikes through the pine forests, on the peaks, and to lakes.
During the spring, you can enjoy the weather turning warmer, head out to the downtown area for shopping, and begin to hit the trails as the snow melts. But we think the best time to come to this picturesque mountain town is in the fall season, when you still get the hours of sunshine from the summer, the snow has not yet fallen, and the leaves are changing colors. What more could you want for an outdoor-focused vacation with warm weather and amazing views?
Check out these must-do Mont-Tremblant fall activities during your upcoming trip. Book your accommodation with us now so you can get the house of your dreams for your upcoming holiday with your family or friends!
Grab a Coffee
As soon as you arrive in Mont-Tremblant, you might be knackered from the long journey, whether you come by car, plane, or train. The first thing is coffee! Luckily for you, there are numerous cafes and bakeries which offer strong coffee, pastries, and hearty breakfast dishes. We love going to Au Grain de Cafe on the Chemin. de la Chapelle, featuring strong espresso drinks and laid-back cafe fare in a European-style cafe with great views of the town. You can also head to Ocafe Vieux Tremblant on the Chemin. du Village, with a tasty savory breakfast and wooden tables that are great for playing card games or remote working. Another fan favorite is The Sandwich Bar and Bistro if you want a coffee shop that has tasty sandwiches, tons of food options, and proximity to all there is to do and see in the downtown area.
Enjoy a Savory or Sweet Breakfast
After a coffee and walking around the town, and the Lac Mercier, you might be feeling a bit peckish. It is time for breakfast, brunch, or lunch – whatever you are in the mood for! The first place we recommend for your initial day in Mont-Tremblant is Arome de Cafe Bistro, featuring a large terrace that is a great sun trap, whooping Canadian breakfast (with Canadian bacon) that we love for a splurge, and multigrain toast that tastes amazing with a fruity spread or poached eggs on top.
The second must-visit spot during your Mont-Tremblant vacation is La Maison de la Crêpe. Kids and adults alike will love this restaurant, as it features super-sweet crepes and savory crepes to work with any type of palette. We recommend getting the La Belle Mere to split with your partner and a huge cup of coffee to start your day in the best way possible.
After a cup of coffee and a hearty breakfast, it’s time to burn off those calories! Head to one of the numerous golf courses in Mont-Tremblant to walk a few thousand steps, test your luck at the golf swings, and see if you can get a hole-in-one. There are numerous golf courses, ranging from pro courses to those that are good for beginners. We recommend starting at Golf Le Diable, a breathtaking course that has sharp turns, red bunkers, long fairways, and over 7,000 yards of the course.
Next, check out Le Geant Golf Course, featuring large pine trees, plateaus, mountainside views, rolling green hills, and dramatic landscapes. What more could you want on a sunny afternoon out of the house? This golf course is open from June 9th, meaning you can make use of this pristine course every single day during your fall getaway. This 180-hole championship course is a par 72 and features over 6,800 yards!
Head Out on a Hiking Trail
Last but not least, Mont-Tremblant is ideal for going hiking on a sunny day! Luckily for you, most of the days here in Mont-Tremblant are sunny and feature long days that are ideal for you to tackle a nearby peak or walk through a lush green pine forest.
Try the Les Ruisseaux trail for a family-friendly hike with your kids. You can also head to a nearby lake to jump in and cool off in Lake Tremblant via the Beach and Tennis Club. If you are interested in a slightly more challenging trail, try the Mont-Tremblant via le Vertigo moderate trail. Lastly, for those expert hikers who really want a challenge, we recommend the Summit of Mont-Tremblant via the Grand Brule Lopo or the Les Caps trail. We guarantee that you will have an unforgettable experience with your friends or family taking on this feat!
Even though Mont-Tremblant is known for hiking, biking, and extreme sports, it doesn’t mean you need to avoid this location if you are traveling with young children. In fact, there is so much to do when you head here with toddlers and babies that you may find it is your new annual vacation spot! Plus, if you find a babysitter or bring a family member with you, you can still escape for date nights, hard hikes, winery tours, and brewery adventures. But if you want to do a family event for you and your young children, don’t worry—there are dozens of Mont Tremblant family activities and attractions that fit the bill!
Brindo Aqua Club
Brindo Aquaclub is arguably one of the best kids’ attractions and activities in Mont-Tremblant. This fun and exciting activity is right in the middle of Mont-Tremblant and offers kid-friendly areas for parents to teach their young ones how to swim, hold their breath underwater, get comfortable with the deep end, and socialize with other children. This fun aqua activity center features over four slides, 35+ water games, and areas that are specifically designed for toddlers and young kids.
Mont-Tremblant Activity Centre
Even if you have young toddlers and children who may not be the most “outdoorsy” types, this is still a smart spot to head for a full-day trip out of the bustle of the town. The Activity Centre offers activities and attractions for kids of all ages and fitness levels, such as sleigh riding, horse drawn carriage rides, canoeing with the family, treetop walks, ice fishing, and much more. We recommend doing the horse-drawn sleigh ride and carriage rides through the fresh snowfall if you have young kids when you come here in the wintertime!
Adventures Neige Mont-Tremblant
Aventures Neige is a picturesque and exciting place for you to go with your young children for the best snow tubing of your entire life! Even with children under three years old, you can put them on your lap and enjoy a fast sleigh ride down the pearly-white hills. There are two tube lifts, so you can easily go on eight rides for beginners and soak up the incredible scenery around your accommodation and the entire town of Mont-Tremblant.
Grab a Bite to Eat
When you visit Mont-Tremblant, you will never run out of fantastic places to grab a bite to eat! When you wake up early in the morning, your kids might be cranky and whining. In that case, you need to get them food — and get them food fast! Luckily for you, there are dozens of breakfast and brunch spots that are really going to hit the spot, and also offer kid-friendly food that won’t break the bank.
During your first day of vacation, we recommend going to Restaurant Arome de Cafe Bistro. This restaurant is right on the main street in Mont-Tremblant and features a huge terrace that overlooks the entire town, ensuring you and your family can be as loud as they want! We recommend heading here and getting a traditional Canadian breakfast, sipping on a hot cup of coffee, and trying some of the staple dishes. For your children, order French toast with cranberries for them to split!
For the second day of vacation, it is time to head to a kid-friendly favorite – Maison de la Crepe! If your young children enjoy sweet snacks and the odd bite of chocolate or a spoonful of Nutella, then head to this creperie to try a few of the best combinations. We recommend trying the Grand Maman Gateau if you can only choose one.
Lastly, take your kids to Le Charlotte Cafe to pick up some flaky and buttery croissants to go on a nice picnic and walk. We love grabbing a few croissants and savory items, like bacon or sausage, and going on a walk to Parc des Chutes, Domaine Saint Bernard, or Ski de Fond Mont-Tremblant to enjoy exercise and burn off some breakfast calories.
Last but not least, you may have forgotten to pack something in your suitcase – or your kids just love to go shopping! In this case, we recommend going to one of the numerous children’s clothing stores or baby clothing stores to pick up a much-needed outfit for your child. If you head here during the winter, you can pick up a fluffy and warm jacket at Boutique Bebe NK Inc. If you need a bathing suit for the summer season, head to Sauterelles et Coccinelles Mont-Tremblant on Rue de St Jovite. And if you need to pick up some accessories for your young toddler, head to Billie le Kid on Chem de la Chapelle.
There are numerous athlete ambassadors at Mont-Tremblant that can inspire the young and new generation to take on their dreams and compete in extreme sports. Every single year, there is a new talent that breaks onto the scene and deserves to be recognized. Mont-Tremblant is the home of numerous local athletes and provides them with the coveted title of ‘Athlete Ambassador’ throughout their career and recognition process.
One of the main categories of ambassadors are the national athletes who have a long-standing reputation in the industry. Many of the national athletes include Valerie Grenier, Alexis Guimond, Simon Fournier, Tristan Rodgers, Arnaud Gaudet, Jules Lefebvre, Justin Carpentier, and many others.
One of the most famous is Brittany Phelan, a member of the Canadian national team who has been in the professional circuit since her teenage years. She first gained attention by finishing at the top of one of the World Cup circuit events in 2012, finishing 2nd during the 2012-2013 season, and taking the world by storm in the ski cross competition in the 2017 season.
Another professional athlete who is well-known in Mont-Tremblant and the entire extreme sports world is Valerie Grenier. Grenier has become a member of the Canadian national team since 2015 and has made a name for herself in the industry in numerous events, such as the downhill, Super-G, and giant slalom.
Another category of Mont-Tremblant ambassadors includes provincial athletes, who are young athletes in the local area who are seeing their careers take off. Some of the most common athletes include Adrian Ball, Pierick Charest, Hugo Culver, Naomi Urness, Francis Tremblay, and Emile Gaudet.
Mont-Tremblant also features passionate ambassadors, such as Philippe Langevin, Gabriel Gregoire-Leblanc, Gabriel Monette, Sandrine Touchette, and Jerome Henri Albert Page. One of the most popular is Gabriel Leblanc, who has been skiing in Mont-Tremblant since a young age, including succeeding at other sports like hiking, running, biking, split boarding, skateboarding, and snowboarding.
Hall of Fame
The last category of athlete ambassadors is hall of fame athletes, including Erik Guay, Jasey Jay Anderson, Ariane Lavigne, Jefrey Frsich, Caroline Calve, Robin Femy, and Magali Tisseyre.
Erik Guay is one of the hall of fame ambassadors who have called Mont-Tremblant his ‘home.’ Guay is a Canadian alpine ski racer who bases himself in the picturesque town of Mont-Tremblant in Quebec, Canada. The backdrop of the bright white mountains, snow-capped peaks, and blue lakes is the perfect area for Guay to train and test his skills on the mountain.
Although Guay has since retired, he used the Mont-Tremblant area to consistently train and build his career throughout his life. He competed in his first ski race when he was five and started professionally training at just age 12. He placed 2nd in a downhill race at the nearby Lake Louise in 2003 and has not looked back since. Despite injuries early in his career, he was the first man ever from Quebec to win a World Cup men’s downhill skiing race since the early 90s.
He achieved fifth place in two events during the 2010 Winter Olympics, which was a narrow defeat after competing in his hometown of Whistler. Despite the lack of podium finishes, he achieved three podium finishes during the 2010 Alpine Skiing World Cup just a few months later.
Making his way into the 2014 and 2015 seasons, Guay continued to the podium, rehabbing from his recent meniscus injury to his knee, and won a race in the beautiful country of Norway. After his teammate and friend Osborne Paradis suffered a horrific crash in November 2018, Guay decided it was time to retire after a decorated and eventful years in the sport. He achieved five wins and 25 podiums, along with earning the Super-G season title in 2010.
Another popular Hall of Fame ambassador is Jasey Jay Anderson, an alpine snowboarder who believes that Mont-Tremblant is ‘magic!’ He loves every single active adventure sport, such as hiking, kayaking, snowboarding, and cycling. After winning the gold medal in the parallel giant slalom event, he became one of the most well-known Canadian athletes. He also made Olympic history by becoming the first tablet to be on the Canadian national team at six Winter Games.
Explore Mont-Tremblant for Yourself
Mont-Tremblant is the home to numerous athletes who have dedicated their lives and time to becoming the best athletes they can be. Mont-Tremblant is home to some of the most magical scenery, majestic lakes, lush green forests, and snow-capped peaks. It is no wonder that people flock here from all over the world to experience the pristine environment and the outdoor-focused culture. Head here to check out athletes in their prime, ski the slopes yourself, and curl up in front of a fireplace on a cold winter night.
Mont-Tremblant is a beautiful city with a deep and interesting history. If you want to get to know your destination a bit before visiting, we’ve put together a brief guide to the history of Mont-Tremblant below for your enjoyment!
The 17th century is when the story of Mont-Tremblant first begins! The Weskarini Algonquin Native American tribe were the first residents and inhabitants of the valley. The Riviere du Diable Valley featured fresh food and water for the Native Americans to use in their civilization. The Algonquins called the surrounding area ‘Soutana Trembling’ mountain due to its incredible stature and their belief it was made and inhabited by a Great Spirit.
After the initial civilization in the 17th century, the Native American tribes were undisturbed for the next 200 or so years. That is, until approximately 1870, when the very end of the 19th century was marked by an influx of technology, people, settlers, and labor. Lumberjacks began moving into the area to chop down trees, the printing press was now used in the North, and workers started utilizing the Riviere du Diable and Le Boule et Rouge for transportation and extra work.
Other notable achievements during the 19th century included the founding of Pariosse Saint-Jovite, the founding of the municipality of the united townships of Salaberry and Grandison, and the arrival of the first train locomotive at the railway station.
At the very beginning of the 20th century, transportation and opportunities for those in Mont-Tremblant expanded as the P’tit Train du Nord expanded and extended as far as Lac Mercier, one of the most famous and widely known lakes in the area. Electricity saw a change in the way the town was run, as a small-scale hydroelectric center on the Riviere du Diable provided electricity for homes by the village, railway station, and the Ruisseau Clair.
Just one year later, the Gray Rock Inn was built on the banks of the lake and run by the famous Wheeler family. 5 years later, a new hydroelectric center was built on the Ruisseau Noir and created a new electric distribution to more areas of the town. Three years later, in 1915, the Municipality de Lac-Trembalnt-Nord was officially founded.
Throughout the 20th century, the town saw many important changes begin to take place and alter the way in which the inhabitants lived and flourished within the country. Joseph Bondurant Ryan became the first owner of the Mont-Tremblant Lodge, which would later go on to be called Mont-Tremblant Resort, back in 1938. One year later, they launched the first ski lift that runs from the mountain lodge to 4,200 feet high above the ground. Just 12 months after the chair lift innovation, the Municipality de Mont-Tremblant was founded, creating the beautiful area and municipality we know, and love, today.
Mont-Tremblant Resort was then acquired by Intrawest, a real estate development company, at the end of the 20th century, seeing it become the focus of even bigger and broader projects.
At the turn of the century, the Ville de Mont-Tremblant was formed through the combination of four municipalities: Municipalité de Mont-Tremblant, Municipality de la Paroisse de Saint-Jovite, Ville de Saint-Jovite, and Municipalité de Lac-Tremblant-Nord. The Quebec government allowed Quebec citizens to then merge into these municipalities.
In the period between 2006-2008, the Municipal Court, Passerelle du Ruisseau Clair, and Municipal Garage were all created. The Jackrabbit Bridge was built one year later and provided access via the La Villageoise de Mont-Tremblant Trail and the Beauvallon Bridge.
Today, Mont-Tremblant is home to almost 11,000 inhabitants, with most of the people living in approximately 5,400 dwellings. Mont-Tremblant features a land area of just under 91 square miles and has a population density of almost 122 people per square mile, according to the latest 2021 Census Population by Statistics Canada.
The population has steadily grown throughout the years, showing how the tourism industry and media have influenced the town today. The population was just over 8,300 in 2001 and has since increased to almost 11,000 in 2021, showing a growth of almost 3,000 people in the last 20 years. 87% of individuals here speak French as their first language, with 8% speaking English and 2.8% speaking other languages.
Understanding the history of a place can make you appreciate the location even more. That is why we think that knowing just how Mont-Tremblant came to be can give you even more love and respect for just how beautiful this town really is. The surrounding nature, bright blue lake waters, snow-capped peaks, lush green forests, and downtown shops bring people in from all over the world. And we think that you should use Tremblant Living to find the vacation home of your dreams – get started today!