Hoping to plan the perfect winter getaway filled with excitement? Mont-Tremblant is the ideal destination! Read on below to check out some of the many outdoor Mont-Tremblant winter activities that set Mont-Tremblant apart from other vacation spots.
Mont-Tremblant is obviously one of the best places in the entire province of Quebec to go skiing! As soon as you look up pictures of this charming mountain town, you will see the nearby ski slopes that are literally just steps from the front door of many businesses, restaurants, and hotels in the heart of Mont-Tremblant. We know that this charming European-inspired town is great for outdoor enthusiasts to head to all year round for hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, snowboarding, and fishing, but you can also go skiing even if you’re a beginner or novice athlete.
Once you arrive at the village, you can head to the ski lift to choose a green or blue slope that works for you. We recommend beginning with one of the green trails that brings you along the side of the mountain at an easy decline, so you can practice your skills, build confidence, and get ready for harder slopes. Try the Nansen Trail that goes for nearly 4 miles from the top of the mountain into the pedestrian village down below. This is a fun way for you to see the sights, build your skills, and get comfortable on the snow!
Then, once you want to go back up for more, take the gondola back to the starting point for your next run. The gondola rides are some of the best aspects of skiing here, as you can gaze out at the bright blue lakes, marvel at the large pine trees, and check out the colorful buildings located within the village itself.
Go Dog Sledding
Another fun activity to do that is sometimes overlooked and not at the top of most people’s to-do list when they come to Mont-Tremblant is to go dog sledding! This is a true once in a lifetime activity that you will not be able to find many other places. We recommend taking one of the dog sledding tours that winds you through nature and the outskirts of the village through the forests. Use a dog-sledding tour and expert guide so you always feel safe and secure during your trip. There are dozens of tours for you to sign up for when you want to go dog sledding in Mont-Tremblant, but we think that using our in-house concierge service is your best bet for a tailored tour perfect for your trip.
Lace Up Your Snowshoes
Another fun snow-filled activity for you to do during your trip here is to go snowshoeing on the manicured trails. Snowshoeing is a fantastic way for you to get some exercise during the winter months, see the breathtaking sights, and reduce the risk that you might find with skiing or snowboarding! We recommend renting snowshoes in the heart of the pedestrian village and heading out with an expert guide for a fun and personalized tour of Mont-Tremblant. If you have your own gear, you can go to any one of the well-marked trails on both the north and south sides of the mountain.
Take a Bath
We are talking about going to a Scandinavian bath that is the perfect way for you to chill out, de-stress, and relax after a hectic week at work or a full day of travel day. Head to the Scandinave Spa in Mont-Tremblant that is just 7 minutes away from the heart of the village, making it easy for you to take a taxi, drive your rental car, or cycle here from your house.
There are so many packages and services for you to choose from that can help you truly relax during your holiday. Begin your trip here by immersing yourself in the thermal spa, just like Scandinavian people do to achieve a state of relaxation, ease their muscles, and calm the mind. Next, you can choose from a wide range of services that will help your body perform optimally for skiing and snowboarding, such as the Swedish massage or deep tissue massage.
One of the best gifts that you can give your friend, family member, or partner this upcoming winter holiday season is a package to the spa! You can book your journey online using the website and choose the type of massage you want, such as Swedish relaxation massage with a full-body relaxation method, therapeutic massage to help alleviate tension and ease aching muscles, or deep tissue massage to release tension and work in areas that require deeper pressure. The possibilities are endless!
Plan Your Winter Trip Today
As you can see, Mont-Tremblant is a true winter haven. And when you book with us, you can stay in a high-end and luxurious home that works for all of your needs such as Verbier La Ryan, Chalet du Denali, Havre des Montagnes, and Panache 617.
Girls trips are needed to bond with your friends, spend quality time together, and see somewhere else than you are used to seeing. Instead of just going to your friend’s house and spending time watching TV, going to an old movie theater, spending all of your post-work hours at bars, or just relaxing at home by yourself, girls trips can be the best way to really get to know one another, share intimate stories, and explore a new, breathtaking place!
Not sure where to go for your upcoming scheduled girls’ weekend? We have the ideal spot in mind! Instead of flying out of the US and going to Europe, which can be very time-consuming and costly, we have a better idea in mind, a Mont Tremblant trip. Hop on a short plane ride or drive your car to the breathtaking town of Mont Tremblant in Canada.
Mont Tremblant is located just 90 minutes north of Montreal in the mountains, offering the perfect spot for you to relax, check out the local city, and get some exercise in the fresh air of the Laurentian Mountains. Mont Tremblant is the perfect base camp for you to hike or ski during the winter months!
Hit the Trails
One of the best activities for you and your girlfriend to do during the winter months is to go skiing and snowboarding! In fact, this area has some of the best mountains and pristine areas in the entire continent of North America. Plus, you can also just stay local at Mont Tremblant and enjoy the nearby mountain for black diamond slopes, challenging snowboard trails, and great apres ski options.
Walk Around the Pedestrian Village
Not sure what to do after a morning filled with skiing, snowboarding, and enjoying a hot cup of cocoa at the Apres ski lodge on the mountain? Well, we have a great idea! Who doesn’t love shopping? Even if you are not a huge fan of spending money and time in shops, we think that wandering around the picturesque pedestrian village in Mont Tremblant is a must-do activity for you and your gals.
Mont Tremblant has a great pedestrian village that offers great shopping, tasty restaurants, cute cafes, and cool shops that offer souvenirs for you to bring back home. You can walk around and take Instagram-worthy photos of Swiss-style lodges, cobblestone steps, gondolas that head up to the mountains, breweries with far-reaching views, and much more.
If you get hungry while walking around, don’t worry — the pedestrian village offers tons of cafes for pick-me-ups, bistros for hearty sandwiches, and restaurants for mouth-watering dinner choices.
Challenge Yourself to an Ice-Climbing Afternoon!
If you and your girlfriends are true adrenaline junkies and interested in spending time doing fun and exciting activities, there is really nothing better than ice climbing! Mont Tremblant is home to numerous outdoor activities, ranging from the temperate walking through the woods to the helicopter rides. We think that ice climbing is the perfect in-between sport, perfect for seeing the region from a high-up point of view, pushing your body to its limits, and making memories that will last a long time.
Go Dog Sledding
Did you ever see the movie ‘Balto’ when you were younger? If so, you may have fallen in love with Huskies and sled dogs. If this sounds right, then you are going to think that dog sledding in Mont Tremblant is a dream come true — and it sure feels like it! Dog sledding is a super unique and fun activity that is really only possible in Canada and parts of the Arctic Circle. Check out a dog sledding adventure through the Canadian wilderness to have a memorable few hours with your best gal pals.
Enjoy Some Apres Ski Drinks
Last but not least, we know that you and your friends are going to enjoy skiing and snowboarding this holiday season. Even if you are a beginner skier, or you are an advanced snowboarder, we know that one of the most important aspects of hitting the mountain is the post-workout drinks with your mates! Head to Le P’tit Caribou for a huge pint of craft beer that will keep you refreshed and hydrated post-ski. Or, check out La Forge Bistro Bar and Grill for fantastic views, great pours of red wine, and hearty appetizers to split with the table. The possibilities for dining and drinks are endless here in Mont Tremblant!
Book Your Rental
Make sure you book the perfect rental to complete your girls’ trip to Mont Tremblant. Make sure you check out Chalet Ohana, Lagom Sträla, Villa Summit, and Horizon 304 from Tremblant Living. Contact us today to learn more about these and our other vacation rentals.
There are tons of things for you to do in the bustling mountain town of Mont-Tremblant! But you can also head here during the ‘spooky season’ when the town really comes alive and celebrates the popular holiday of Halloween! Make sure you bring your best costume, dress to your best every single day during your holiday, and bring your kids to the fun trick-or-treating events happening here in this picturesque and idyllic mountain destination.
Not only can you partake in annual events and wear your scary or funny costumes, but there are other things for you to do that will really make this an unforgettable holiday with you and your loved ones. You can explore the great outdoors, go shopping, eat some of the best food in the entire area, and chat with locals. What more could you want for a fun and exciting fall Mont-Tremblant getaway?
One of the must-attend events for you and your family during your trip to Mont-Tremblant is the ‘Halloween’ party on October 29th! Head here any time after 9 am, and don’t worry about shelling out a fortune — this exciting party for people of all ages is FREE to enter. Dress to the nines and head to the pedestrian village on Chemin des Voyageurs in Mont-Tremblant to see the town truly come alive. You will see people in scary costumes, funny get-ups, and interesting hairstyles as you walk around with your kids. Make sure you visit each of the stations to see what people are selling, buy some unique crafts and souvenirs to bring back home, and dance the day away with live music and entertainers.
Hit the Trails
If you are interested in escaping the crowds during the Halloween season, then hit the trails! There is arguably no better time to head high into the mountains and go hiking than the fall season. You will be able to see the changing of the leaves, break a sweat, and avoid the throngs of people who typically come here during the summer months. We love the fall season for going hiking on easy trails with elderly adults or younger children, peak-topping hikes with avid adults who are ready to test their limits, or easy nature walks with new hikers.
Check out the Nez de l’Indien hiking trail, which is an 8.4-kilometer loop trail with just 350 meters of elevation. This easy and moderate trail is good for those who want to spend a couple of hours in nature without being too far in the wilderness. If you want to go a bit higher up during your time in Mont-Tremblant, then Mont Nixon is a MUST! We love this trail as a shorter-distance peak hike that is good for those who are venturing into the world of hiking and want to experience a more challenging trail that offers panoramic vistas.
Not sure if you are a keen hiker yet? No worries! Check out the La Villageoise Loop, an easy hike that is great for older adults, children, and those who want to bike or take a stroller out on an easy 6.6-kilometer loop trail that offers great views of the nearby lakes, pine forests, and mountains.
Go Out for the Night!
If you are in Mont-Tremblant for a holiday, chances are you want to go out to eat! Whether you are here for a Halloween family get-together with your children, cousins, uncles, aunts, and extended family, or you are here for a romantic couple’s retreat, we have restaurants that can fit the bill.
Interested in spending a quality date night together after a day at the Halloween parade? Make sure you book a reservation at the infamous La Maison de Crepe. This popular and busy spot is one of the best in the entire area, featuring tasty and mouth-watering food at the base of the ski hill. We recommend getting one of the crepes or drinks to enjoy while you watch the snowfall on the nearby mountain. Luckily for you, if your kids have a sweet tooth, they will LOVE this eatery – try the Chococo with a Nutella-like chocolate hazelnut spread, banana, and fluffy crepes!
In the Mood for a Drink?
Last but not least, if you are in Mont-Tremblant for the busy and bustling Halloween holiday weekend, chances are you want to hit a bar or two during your stay here. Hit up one of the local breweries, wineries, or bars to get the night going and dance the night away in your costume.
We love going to Le P’tit Caribou to have a few beers and listen to music that gets you up out of your chair. You can also head to the Microbrewery La Diable to sip on some carefully crafted cocktails and people-watch throughout the pedestrian village. Want something a little ‘American’ on your trip if you’re feeling nostalgic? We love La Forge in the heart of Mont-Tremblant!
If you’re traveling with a large group make sure you check out Havre Tremblant. Also try Manor Tremblant, Chalet Manitonga, and Lagom Sträla. All of these rentals are walking distance to the resort, perfect for a Halloween getaway.
As you might guess, Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving a bit different than Americans! Canada celebrates Thanksgiving Day on the second Monday in October. The beauty of Mont-Tremblant is that there is so much to celebrate all year round thanks to the incredible atmosphere, nature, hiking trails, friendly people, mouthwatering restaurants, and cool culture. Whether you’re here to celebrate Canadian Thanksgiving, an American Thanksgiving away from home, or just for a fall escape, a Mont-Tremblant Thanksgiving is the ideal vacation destination!
Head Out on the Hiking Trail
Hiking is the best way to get in some exercise, enjoy a healthy holiday, and see breathtaking sights that you won’t see from the downtown area. One of the best hikes to do just that, the Roche, Coulee, and Corniche Loop, is about an hour away from your accommodation in Mont-Tremblant but well worth the trip. This fun and exciting hiking trail is a 5.1-mile loop that offers incredible lookouts at La Roche and La Corniche, with La Coulee connecting both of these breathtaking viewpoints together for an easy-to-follow stroll.
If you are in the mood for something super hard that is going to take all day long, we love the Summit of Mont-Tremblant via Grand Brule and Les Caps hike. This challenging and exciting hike is a 6.87-mile loop trail that takes around 4-5 hours to complete but features tons of uphill walking, steep climbs, and scrambling – all of which is well worth the breathtaking views throughout! We recommend doing this trail early in the morning so you can see the sunrise and avoid the crowds. After a long day of hiking on the mountain, you can walk back down the trail into the resort area to have a pint of a crisp craft beer Le P’tit Caribou. Talk about the perfect Thanksgiving getaway!
Cruise on Lac Tremblant
Whether you want to head out on the lake to see the sunset, enjoy a romantic date night for Thanksgiving with your partner, or take your kids out on a fun-filled evening on the water, there are tons of reason why a cruise on Lac Tremblant is one of the top things to do this upcoming fall season. Head out on a cruise to see the incredible viewpoints of Mont-Tremblant and the surrounding forests as you snap pictures that you will remember forever.
This cruise lasts 90 minutes and is suitable for people of all ages. You can even partake in the Sunday Cafe Cruise to have a few drinks, muffins, pastries, smoked salmon, fresh fruit, piping hot coffee, cold cuts, and cheeses to enjoy a unique brunch that you won’t find elsewhere. We think this is one of the top things to do during the fall season before the weather gets too cold to go out on the water for an evening or mid-day cruise.
Ski Season Opening Day
One of the most exciting days of the year is the Ski Season Opening Day in Mont-Tremblant! November 23rd, right around American Thanksgiving, is the official launch of the 2023/2024 ski and snowboard season. Talk about exciting! While you’re here, our Guest Services can help you with purchasing lift tickets. People flock here from all over the world to rush to the slopes and the gondola lifts to take them to the top of the highest mountain to wind their way down the fresh powder. If you are interested in skiing in and around Mont-Tremblant for the upcoming season, then we recommend getting the Ikon Pass or the Ikon Base Pass to ski here and other destinations around the world. You are now a jet setter!
Rent a Bike for the Weekend
If you come up to Canada for Thanksgiving, we think this is the best time to really get out in nature. The summer has ended, and with it, so have the throngs of tourists who flock to this mountain town to go hiking and biking. That means the roads and the trails are much less crowded! We recommend renting a bike to go mountain biking or road cycling all weekend long, taking in the amazing sights and getting a great workout in the process.
Check out the Mont-Tremblant trail network that offers a connecting pathway between the Domaine Saint Bernard and Petit Train du Nord, making it easy for beginners, intermediate bikers, and advanced cyclists to find a route and path that works for them. If you do not have a bike with you on your vacation, check out the Le Randonneur Rental Centre right in the heart of Mont-Tremblant to choose a hybrid, mountain, road, or electric bike for use during your stay.
Book Your Stay
Make sure you book one of Tremblant Living’s luxury vacation rentals during your stay. Some of those include Grand Foret Villa, Manor Chalet, Verbier Le Géant, and Horizon 305. Reach out to Tremblant Living to learn more.
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!
Mont-Tremblant, located in the heart of the Laurentian Mountains, offers a unique blend of natural beauty and outdoor adventure. From hiking to shopping and dining, you’ll find plenty of entertaining activities begging exploration. So, whether you’re on a solo leisure escape or an adventurous family retreat, this paradise has something for everyone. And when choosing what to do becomes a challenge, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best things to do in Mont Tremblant to take part in and have a great time.
Experience the Thrill of the Laurentian Treetop Walk
The Laurentian Treetop Walk is an exhilarating experience that allows you to trek among the trees up to 40 meters above the ground. The walkway is designed to integrate with the natural environment. Thus, you’ll feel like walking through the trees themselves. Along the way, you’ll be treated to breathtaking views of the surrounding area, including the mountains and forests that make Mont-Tremblant such a beautiful destination. One of the most unique features of the Laurentian Treetop Walk is the observation tower at the end of the walkway. From the top of the tower, you’ll have an unobstructed view of the entire area, allowing you to appreciate Mont-Tremblant’s charm. The tower is also a superb spot for taking photos, so be sure to bring your camera.
Visit Santa Claus Village for a Magical Experience
Santa Claus Village is a winter wonderland filled with cheerful activities for all ages. From meeting Santa to riding his sleigh, there’s something for everyone to relish here. One of the highlights of Santa Claus Village is the chance to meet Santa himself. Whether young or old, you’ll be delighted by the prospect of sitting on Santa’s lap and sharing your Christmas wishes. In addition, you can ride on a horse-drawn carriage through the snowy village or savor a cup of hot cocoa by the fire. Plus, this charming village is home to various shops. Hence, you can explore and buy unique souvenirs to take back home. The best part of Santa Claus Village is the overall tranquil ambiance. Prepare to feel happy surrounded by such a festive environment.
Get Up Close with Canadian Wildlife at Omega Park
The exquisite Omega Park is a true gem for nature lovers. It’s home to various species of Canadian wildlife, including the majestic elk, wolves, and bears. In this spot, you’ll witness these creatures in their natural habitats, providing a terrific opportunity for an up-close experience. In addition, you can partake in interactive ventures like feeding deer. The beauty of these activities is that they allow you to connect with the animals on a deeper level. And since the park is open year-round, take advantage of it and visit several times. That way, you can experience what each season has to offer.
Discover the Beauty of L’Oie-Zoo’s Birdwatching Trail
Whether you’re a proficient birder or new to the hobby, the birdwatching trail at L’Oie-Zoo is sure to delight and inspire. This serene trail takes you through a lush forest, where the sounds of chirping birds and rustling leaves surround you. With that, this site exudes the tranquil aura you need to have the peace you deserve. Walking along the trail, you will spot many species of birds that call this area home, such as the magnificent eagles and the tiny hummingbirds. As you connect with nature, you can also use this time to meditate and de-stress. Be sure to bring your camera and capture the stunning scenery and wildlife.
Experience the Adrenaline of the Descent of the Red River
Are you looking for an adventure that will put your limits to the test and leave you feeling exhilarated? If so, the descent of the Red River is for you. It is a thrilling experience that takes you through rapids, drops, and twists as you raft down the river. Surrounded by spectacular panoramas, you can look forward to an unforgettable experience as you navigate the rushing waters. During the descent, you can expect to feel the adrenaline rush as you tackle each rapid drop. But worry not. The guides are highly experienced and will ensure your safety throughout the journey. Along the way, you can admire the beautiful flora and fauna that add to the charm of this paradise.
Plan an Exceptional Getaway
As you can see, there is so much to see and do in this slice of heaven to pass the time. And after a fulfilling day of exploring, staying in one of our rentals is one of the best ways to ensure you make the most of your escape in this place. Whether you are friends meeting for a reunion or guys on a bachelor’s getaway, our abodes come in different sizes and styles, accommodating everyone regardless of preference or budget. From the fully supplied culinary areas to the spacious bedrooms, you’ll find everything you need to feel at home. So why wait any longer? Visit our website to view what we have to offer or contact us today to make reservations. With us, you can be sure to have a memorable vacation!
Not every single day is going to be sunny and without any clouds. There are going to be sometimes when it is a bit rainy, cold, or windy during your holiday, but that is okay! There is so much to do no matter the weather when you visit a beautiful and activity-laden spot like Mont-Tremblant. Of course, you can still go skiing, hiking, or biking in the rain, you just might be a bit cold. But if you are interested in getting out of the wet weather and spending some time doing some other activities, check out this comprehensive list of activities in Mont-Tremblant.
Just because you are inside, it doesn’t mean you can’t get in some exercise and have some fun! The Complexe Aquatique in Mont-Tremblant is home to a large pool, a 25-meter Olympic swimming pool, and two free swimming lanes that make it easy to swim laps in no time! We love that this swimming location offers bleachers, training rooms, and other gym equipment so you can get in a full-body workout, watch your kids swim, or train for the infamous Ironman in Mont-Tremblant. Plus, this center is located in the heat of Mont-Tremblant on Rue Cadieux, so you can easily get here from any of our pristine accommodation rentals!
On a rainy day, arguably the best thing to do is go shopping! You can buy boutique items to wear for a fancy night out, pick up some souvenirs to bring back home, or just window shop until something catches your eye.
One of the best shops to check out is the Boutique Signe Marie-Perre, an infamous clothing designer and boutique fashionista that has lovely women’s clothing and accessories that will make you ‘ooh’ and ‘aah.’ You are going to want to set a credit card limit before heading into this shop, since you will want to buy every cute sweater and nice blazer that you see!
Other great shopping opportunities for both men and women include the Boutique Le Walkin, Le Petit Rucher Du Nord for organic food, artisan honey, and beekeeping supplies, the Place De La Gare Art Exhibition to pick up local artists’ beautiful paintings and sculptures, and Boutique La Raffinerie for up to date and modern clothing items, with the store set in a pristine location in the middle of the Laurentians.
Relax at the Spa
One of the best things to do during a cold or rainy day is to stay inside, get a massage, indulge in a facial, and relax in a hot tub with your partner! We love going to the Scandinave Spa in Mont-Tremblant to soak in Scandinavian baths, listen to the flowing water of the Diable River, and enjoy a peaceful atmosphere – exactly what you have been looking for on this vacation!
Another great spa that is a must-visit during your rainy day in Mont-Tremblant is the Derma Jouvence, the premier destination for relaxation and rejuvenation with your loved one. This high-end and expansive spa is the top choice for those who want to spare no expense and receive the highest treatment – it is vacation, after all! Derma Jouvence features cost-effective and low-priced massages, facials, rejuvenation treatments, couple’s treatments, and much more that are sure to make your vacation unforgettable. We recommend booking a massage for just $82 an hour – talk about a bargain!
Check Out Some of the Local Artwork
Another great spot to visit during a rainy day in Mont-Tremblant is the Salle Alphonse-Desjardins art gallery, featuring incredible sculptures, bright paintings, and interactive visual art exhibits at this lovely art building. Wander around the numerous rooms to check out the different exhibits. You can also visit their website to see the current program schedule and see what exhibits are currently on display!
Head to the Waterpark
Just because it is rainy and cold outside, that doesn’t mean you can’t put on your swimsuit and head to the waterpark! The Brindo AquaClub is an indoor waterpark that is great for families and kids of all ages. This resort features four slides, dozens of interactive water games and toys, and a modern training room that is rented for people who need to relax and recuperate after intense athletic sessions. We also love using the whirlpool and hot tub for adults who want to have a fun bonding time during their vacation!
Enjoy Mont-Tremblant, Rain or Shine!
As you can see, just because there are a few clouds outside or the rain is pouring down, this doesn’t have to damper your vacation. Mont-Tremblant is home to ski slopes, hiking trails, and much more to do during sunny and bright days. But during a rare rainy day, you can explore the shopping, spa, and restaurant scene! Tremblant Living offers luxurious property options for your next visit to Mont-Tremblant. Reach out to book your stay in one of our luxury chalet rentals today!