Mont-Tremblant: a call to nature
International tourist destination Mont-Tremblant is the perfect place to take a break from your daily routine and truly enjoy the moment. Recharge your batteries on a weekend stay with nature as a backdrop, breathtaking panoramic views and plenty of outdoor activities, whatever the season. And if you fall under its charm, the town is a wonderful place to put down roots. The area offers stunning luxury homes with prices ranging well into the millions.
History in nature
Nestled in the heart of the Laurentian Mountains, Parc National du Mont-Tremblant is the oldest provincial park in Quebec and teems with nature. If you dream of wide-open spaces and extraordinary wildlife, this is the place for you—a convenient one-hour drive from Montreal or two hours from Ottawa. Whatever the season, this Canadian landscape offers a spectacular view. An immaculate white expanse in winter, Mont-Tremblant is reborn verdant in spring, and its lush summer emerald turns to a fiery display of foliage come autumn.
The colourful roofs of its buildings and its ski resort create a uniquely charming atmosphere. Steeped in history, the picturesque pedestrian village is lively with shops and restaurants. Many accommodations lie just a stone’s throw from the village—not to mention the golf courses and other attractions. Pop by former railway station Place de la Gare to admire the work of local artists and enjoy the not-to-be-missed Circuit Patrimonial, a self-guided heritage tour.
Mont-Tremblant attracts more and more tourists each year, thanks in no small part to the plethora of activities in every season. Its legendary ski resort is family friendly, and winter sport lovers get the chance to enjoy one of North America’s top ski destinations. Sit back and admire the panoramic views from the gondola—or if you’re feeling more adventurous, check out the Via Ferrata, which lets you safely walk along rock faces to enjoy equally stunning views. Cyclists of all levels will rejoice in the P’tit Train du Nord, a 200-kilometer-long rail-to-trail in the middle of nature.
A true outdoor playground, the area offers plenty of options for downhill and cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, skating and sledding when the ground is covered in snow. In warmer weather, you’ll be hard pressed to choose between hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, climbing, ziplining, fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding and swimming. The gorgeous greens of Mont-Tremblant’s many golf courses also attract a number of visitors. For a unique experience in nature, you can also explore the Treetop Walk, a brand-new ecotourism destination. Marvel at the breathtaking view from the panoramic tower perched 40 metres above the trees. At nightfall, go see the Tonga Lumina, an immersive sensory experience that will delight young and old alike.
Many art and music events are also held in Mont-Tremblant. The Casino puts on spectacular shows, offering an excuse to savour grilled meat and seafood in their chic restaurant lounge. In the Village, you’ll find a range of culinary fare, from the refined, locally focused cuisine of sEb l’Artisan Culinaire to gourmet boutiques and caterers that tailor their offerings to your taste. The town’s many cafés offer plenty of options for the perfect après-ski or a hearty lunch. The village boasts many quaint shops, as well as complementary activities including a ceramic café, a VR arcade, the Brind’O waterpark, art galleries and fabulous spa and wellness centres.
An unparalleled quality of life
Mont-Tremblant is one of Quebec’s leading tourist destinations, topped only by the province’s urban centres. The town has accordingly invested in impressive infrastructure such as Espace Public (an outdoor park and gathering spot) and the aquatic complex. While tourists and locals alike enjoy the area’s dazzling landscapes, residents also see the town as the perfect place to live and thrive. There’s no lack of professional or investment opportunities. Young professionals are particularly drawn to Mont-Tremblant for its quality of life and proximity to nature, along with great career prospects and a tight-knit community. The people here are warm and friendly; you’ll quickly sense their genuine spirit of hospitality. Though the community is largely French-speaking, you’ll feel welcome in Mont-Tremblant wherever you’re from.
Unsurprisingly, all these benefits are motivation for many to relocate here, and as a result, Mont-Tremblant’s real estate is flourishing. A number of people who intend to come for just a short visit end up establishing a part-time residence by renting or buying a second home in the area. Others fall completely under its charm and settle here for life. One thing is certain: you can’t visit Mont-Tremblant without wanting to return.
Evens to look out for
- Salomon Tremblant Classic trail run
- Ski and snowboard shows
- Ski season begins
- 24h Tremblant fundraiser
- Parent-child cooking workshops
LATE DECEMBER / EARLY JANUARY
- Holiday season celebrations
FEBRUARY / MARCH
- Spring break activities
LATE MARCH / EARLY APRIL
- Spring music weekends
- Caribou Cup
- Tremblant International Blues Festival
- Festival Stradivaria
- La Fête de la Musique de Tremblant
Writer: Alexandra Wegliszewski
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