Less than a two-hour drive from Montreal is Mont-Tremblant, a top ski and summer getaway in Quebec. We’ve helped you prep for your trip to Tremblant with this ultimate guide on where to stay, what to do, and when to go.
Voted #1 for 17 years by SKI Magazine readers, Mont-Tremblant is a Quebec destination for your bucket list at any time of year. Not only can you ski and snowboard in the winter on the powdery slopes, but the surrounding Laurentian Mountains offer a ton of activities in the warmer months, including mountain biking, hiking, and even ziplining.
After all the outdoor fun you can cool down at the Mont-Tremblant Village, a pedestrian-only area filled with restaurants, bars, and stylish boutique shops. Plan your trip right and bring your loved ones and participate in one of the many festivals happening year-round. Tremblant truly has something for everyone. Read on and discover the best of Quebec’s Mont-Tremblant.
Where is Mont-Tremblant?
The village of Mont Tremblant is located in Québec, Canada, about a two-hour drive north of Montreal (130 km). Located in the heart of the Upper Laurentians area, the mountain is 875 metres high and offers access to trails covering four faces and a magnificent view of the Tremblant Lake.
What to Do in Mont-Tremblant
Tremblant offers lots of activities for you all year. Whether you like hiking, mountain biking, golfing, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing or simply, enjoying the chalet life, Tremblant’s got your back. Just a few minutes from the mountain and you can swim, kayak, canoe or paddleboard on Tremblant Lake or just lay on the beach and enjoy the view. Here are some of our favourite things to do in Mont-Tremblant.
Ride the mountain on a luge
Have you ever tried luge? The luge concept is unique to North America. After going up with the Flying Mile Lift, you will head down a paved track on a three-wheeler, non- motorized kart equipped with brakes…it’s a bit like a go-kart and a toboggan. Sounds fun?
Eating and shopping
You will find in the heart of Tremblant’s pedestrian village over 30 restaurants, bars, bistros and cafés, more than 35 boutiques selling sports equipment, accessories, a photography centre & art gallery in a festive ambiance. That will definitely keep you busy beyond your outdoor activities.
Zipline your way down
If you aren’t afraid of heights, you have to try the ZipTrek Ecotours. Starting from the top of the mountain, the only way back down is through five aerial ziplines (two being over a kilometre long!!). Sound enticing?
Relax at the spa
If you need a little break from all the fun, venture slightly outside the village for a day at the spa. Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant is located in the heart of the forest along the shores of the Diable River and offers Scandinavian baths or massages (or both!).
Feel the magic of the forest
Looking for something unique to do in Mont-Tremblant at night? Go on a journey through Tonga Lumina, an illuminated hiking trail that’s a 1.5 km long trip filled with storytelling and wonder. Elaborated by the Moment Factory team, this a magical experience you won’t forget (from mid-June to mid-October).
Dance your way around Tremblant
Many festivals take place in Mont-Tremblant throughout the year. During summertime, try planning your trip around la Fête de la Musique, Les Rythmes Tremblant, the International Blues Festival, or go to Lac Masson en Fête in February or the Festival Rando Alpine Tremblant. Keep up with all the fun by visiting Tremblant’s official website.
Gamble at the Casino
Did you know there is a casino in Tremblant? Not only can you gamble at every possible casino game, but you can see shows, dine in a fine restaurant Attitude or party at the bar.
Experience All Seasons in Mont-Tremblant
Mont-Tremblant, like the rest of Canada, has four distinct seasons which can all be enjoyed differently.
Summer ☀️ is the perfect time in Tremblant for a nice hike, try the zipline or Via Ferrata, chill at the beach, play golf and do water activities.
Fall 🍁 is a beautiful season in Tremblant showcasing the magnificent changing colors of the tree leaves of the Laurentians region. Head to the Observation Tower for the 360 degrees panorama.
Winter ⛷️ in Tremblant is…lots of snow! This is the perfect time for all winter sports, the classics or the not-so-classics like ice climbing, and go for a stroll in the magical atmosphere of the pedestrian village.
Spring 🌱 is the best season to avoid the big crowds! Have the mountain to yourself while leaves are slowing growing and turning green.
Where to Stay in Mont-Tremblant
Tremblant has numerous lodging options for you to sleep during your visit: you will find 13 resort hotels for all budgets like the Westin Resort & Spa, Residence Inn Mont-Tremblant Manoir Labelle, Holiday Inn Express & Suites Mont-Tremblant, and Fairmont Tremblant. For a different experience, head to Hôtel Quintessence located just slightly outside Tremblant Village.
If hotels aren’t your thing, there are over 1 900 lodging units available in Mont-Tremblant, from condos to guesthouses and chalets.
The beauty of it all: you don’t need a car during your stay! Everything is walking distance.
Where to Eat in Tremblant
Did we mention there were more than 30 restaurants and bistros in town? Yes! Mont-Tremblant offers a great variety of food whether it’s for lunch, après-ski, romantic dinner, or a fun time with family and friends. Chez David, Choux Gras Brasserie Culinaire, Antipasto, Mille Pâtes, Gypsy, and La Gare are only a few of your options.
How to Get to Tremblant
You have many options when it comes to travelling to Mont-Tremblant.
There are direct flights from New York and Toronto to Mont-Tremblant International airport with Air Canada and Porter Airlines. From there, you will be about 45 minutes away from the Tremblant resort.
Two bus companies offer the ride from Montreal to Mont-Tremblant, Galland (3 times a day) and Maheux (twice a day). If you’re in the mood for a simple day trip, Navette Nature offers departures from Montreal to Tremblant.
Tremblant is only 130 kilometers north of Montreal. Without the weekend traffic, you can easily drive up highway 15 North to Tremblant within 2 hours. During holidays and long weekends, plan an extra 45 to 60 minute’s drive as a lot of locals escape to the great outdoors. You can rent a car from the Montreal Trudeau airport or from any downtown location before heading north to Tremblant.
Fun Facts About Mont-Tremblant
- Tremblant’s name is derived from the Algonquin Indigenous people, meaning “trembling mountain”.
- It’s the highest peak in the Laurentians region.
- Mont-Tremblant receives over two million visitors annually.
- 96 trails are available to ski/snowboard during the winter season; the longest one is six kilometers long!
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Ready for Your Vacation to Tremblant?
As you can see, Mont-Tremblant has a lot to offer and can please everyone, at any time during the year. Plan your visit and book your stay by using the search bar below!