Posted on October 2, 2023 | in Uncategorized
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.