You may have heard that Mont-Tremblant is an outdoor-lover’s paradise. Well, we won’t be bursting any bubbles here: no two ways about it, it’s true! And the wonderful thing about this resort region in the Laurentians is the variety of activities you can indulge in: It’s no exaggeration to say there’s something for everybody on tap.
Whenever you come stay in Tremblant–spring, summer, fall, or winter–you’re going to be treated to one of Quebec’s finest vacationlands. Here’s a roundup of some all-ages pursuits that put the lovely scenery and outrageously fun atmosphere of Mont-Tremblant front and center!
Activities in Mont Tremblant:
Snow Sports, Hiking, and Other Outdoor Adventures
Mont-Tremblant and the rest of the Laurentians become a glorious snow factory during southern Quebec’s long winter, and locals and out-of-towners alike spend much of their free time out playing in the white stuff. Get up on the slopes for some world-class downhill skiing, snowboarding, or snow tubing, or explore the vast network of cross-country trails and snowshoeing routes winding through the region’s stunning hardwood and conifer forests. Fans of higher-speed expeditions can always rev up a snowmobile!
Or maybe you’d rather somebody else do the work of huffing and puffing through the drifts. Why not take climb aboard a dogsled, then? There’s really nothing to compare to weaving through deep woods and along the shores of frozen lakes with a handsome, athletic team of huskies or malamutes tugging you down the trail. Just as fun–and drenched in Yuletide flavor–is a ride on a horse-drawn sleigh. Never tried it? Mont-Tremblant’s the perfect place! You can even ditch the sleigh: Wintertime horseback riding offers its own rich thrills.
On the other end of the calendar, Mont-Tremblant’s seemingly endless trail network beckons hikers, bicyclists, and equestrians. One of the finest destinations for outdoor recreation in any season is Mont-Tremblant National Park, which claims better than 80 kilometers of hiking routes as well as plenty of waterways for canoeists and kayakers. Keep your eyes peeled for white-tailed deer, loons, moose, black bears, and other native wildlife while you’re tramping, paddling, or saddled up.
Scandinavian-Style R&R in the Laurentians
Mushing, skiing, hiking, canoeing, horseback riding–those are all well and good, but you also deserve a little pampering during your Mont-Tremblant sojourn, don’t you think? Over at Chateau Beauvallon, you’ve got an epic setup for kicking back and relaxing: the Scandinavian baths! Alongside its irresistible hot tubs and thermal pools, the resort offers Nordic baths of both Norwegian and Finnish styles so you can authentically experience these Old World traditions in the mountains of southern Quebec.
Quebec Sugar Shacks
You can sample top-grade Quebec maple syrup anytime of year, but a visit to the Mont-Tremblant area during sugaring season–the transition between winter and spring–gives you the clearest look at the beloved (and economically important) syrup-making industry. The “sugar shack” is a Quebec institution, a place to watch the process in action–and, even more importantly, surrender to your sweet tooth with the freshly made end product! Here’s an insider tip for you: Mont-Tremblant’s known for its one-of-a-kind “maple taffy,” a delicious snow-syrup combination.
any of the above pastimes will ensure the Tremblant experience seeps right into your bones–and your heart!