Located in the heart of the Laurentian mountains, the Mont Tremblant region’s most popular destination is the Mont Tremblant ski resort, which consistently ranks among North America’s best ski towns. Here are the top things to do in Mont Tremblant and its surrounding region.
Part of Mont Tremblant’s charm is its accessibility: In 2000, the region gained use of an old air force runway in the nearby township of La Macaza, where a picturesque log-cabin-style airport now provides direct flights to and from Toronto throughout the year, with extra flights during the ski season.
Hit the Slopes
Feel the thrill of skiing one of Quebec’s tallest mountains at the second oldest ski resort in all of North America. Mont Tremblant has been voted the best ski resort in eastern North America 20 times and counting. Whether you’re a beginner or a veteran skier or snowboarder, there’s a course for you. There are three separate sections for freestyle enthusiasts to practice tricks or, depending on your level, just have fun. There is also Alpine Touring for those wanting to climb the highest peak in the Laurentians, and guided tours and lessons for any level of difficulty. No matter your skill or goal for the day, you’re bound to find the perfect run from one of the 95 trails at Mont Tremblant.
The charming pedestrian Village of Mont Tremblant is like something from a fairytale – a mountain escape with some of the best restaurants and boutiques in the region, while the commercial downtown area of St. Jovite offers more of the same. In between the two, the Old Village on the edge of Lake Mercer is a peaceful residential town with an art gallery housed in the old train station. If you want to spend an entire day in the village, there are more than enough shops and activities to keep you busy. For those exhausted from hitting the slopes, hit up the spa or one of the many cafes scattered around the village. The view of the mountains and European style streets and alleys can be entertainment enough.
In the hot summer months, revel in adventure activities like hiking, camping, swimming, golfing and even zip-lining. Mont Tremblant National Park, the largest protected area in Quebec, offers superb canoeing, camping, and hiking opportunities, while the Domaine Saint-Bernard eco- tourism park is a treasure for nature lovers. For cyclists, the P’tit Train du Nord linear park is a 144-mile cycle path built on a former railway track. If you’re traveling with kids who like adventure, you can take them over to Akropark Junior, a 20 foot high obstacle course. If your little ones are less interested in doing something active and more interested in games, the pedestrian village has its own Virtual Reality Arcade. There’s even a beach at Lac Tremblant so you can cool down if it ever gets too hot. Adults can also spend a day at the spa or play a game of golf at one of the courses.
If you somehow happen to run out of things to do during your stay in Mont Tremblant, or just want to explore some of the other nearby cities, you’ve got a good number of options. Two of Canada’s most well-known cities are both under two hours away from Mont Tremblant. For your Anglophone option, you can hit up Ottawa, Canada’s capital, for museums, great food, and beautiful parks. As for the Francophone option, you’ve got Montreal filled with European charms, festivals, and vibrant neighbourhoods. Check out our guides to Ottawa and Montreal if you’d like more information.