I have been very lucky to visit Mont Tremblant on 3 different occasions, once during the summer season and twice during the winter seasons.
Whether it’s during the cold or warm seasons that you visit this place, know that there is a lot you can do if you enjoy nature travels and I’d like to share some of those experiences I’ve had, especially if you’re planning to visit this place for the first time.
Here are the 7 things I recommend trying at Mont Tremblant:
- Start by visiting the town of Mont Tremblant itself.
- Check out the Scandinavian Spa nearby.
- Check out the Casino near Mont Tremblant.
- Visit Mont Tremblant National Park and try Cross Country (or feeding the birds from your hand).
- Try some of the hikes near Mont Tremblant or outside of it.
- Try the obstacle course attraction on Mont Tremblant.
- Do any of the sports activities available there depending on which season you go there.
What is Mont Tremblant?
Mont Tremblant is one of the most popular ski resorts in all of Canada. In fact, it is also very well known to United States visitors, especially skiing enthusiasts. It is very popular to visit this place year round as it offers tons of activities, sports, vacation spots and more.
Where is Mont Tremblant located?
This place is about 2 hours north of Montreal, Canada. In general, this is known more to be a “ski resort” than anything else, but make no mistake in thinking that it’s just a place worth visiting for just that activity. There are plenty of surrounding areas which are worth exploring on “off seasons” and the 7 I’ll talk about encapsulate most of the fun things possible there.
1) Visit the town of Mont Tremblant itself.
No matter what the season, the town of Mont Tremblant is absolutely stunning to check out in ANY season. This one is during the fall:
Here’s just a small list of things you can do in the town of Mont Tremblant:
- Bar hopping.
- Wine tasting.
- Beer tasting.
- Trying the ski lift in the town.
- Eating poutine, waffles in the restaurants.
- Eating the amazing maple syrup they have there which tastes like condensed milk mixed with maple syrup!
- Sight seeing.
- Hotel stays with pools and jacuzzis.
- Swimming in the lake nearby.
- Mountain biking (rentals are available).
- And more.
There is one located about 20 minutes from the town which is very popular. I actually visited it on January 1st, right on New Years day. While the wait to enter was long (over an hour), the spa is mainly outside and in the Forrest. You can go into the Jacuzzi’s right in the open!
The thing I loved the most is that this spa is located right next to a river and during the winter, when most of it freezes up, they have a stairway that leads down to it, where there is a hole cut out that you can dive into. While many people may not enjoy the sensation of diving into ice cold water, I did. And I did it 8 times, jumping in, coming out and jumping into a hot Jacuzzi right after.
3) You can check out the casino nearby.
There is an official casino about 10-15 minutes outside of town. While it is small, it has enough entertainment to keep gamblers busy, there is also a nice restaurant and lounge available. I personally enjoyed visiting it.
4) Check out Mont Tremblant National Park and try “Cross country”.
Until I visited Mont Tremblant, I never knew that there was actually a hobby/sport known as cross country, an activity in which you can travel on skis through mountain trails and during the warm seasons with a bicycle.
In any case, I have to find the name of the gigantic park (I believe it is the ONLY national park nearby the town) that’s just 30 minutes out of town that has this.
If you love animals, particularly birds, there are specific scenic areas in this park where you can put seeds in your hands and the nearby birds will literally land on your hand and eat from it:
It’s an awesome experience. The only other place I’ve had this happen to me is at Cresent Lake which is on the Washington Coast.
5) Other nearby parks, scenic trails and hikes.
Mont Tremblant is almost like an epicenter of hikes and trails you can check out. I cannot imagine how much time you would need to visit them all, but just know there are more than enough to satisfy even the most extreme nature enthusiast and this coming from one.
The group I was with in the summer went to visit one of these parks (I wish I remembered the name, but this was so long ago, I never bothered to find out), and we settled to have a picnic and barbecue near a lake that was surrounded by many mountains (this whole area is just one giant mountain range).
I would be careful if you go into these lakes as some of them MAY have leeches, which we did find in the particular one we were at. This completely turned me off to the idea of swimming there, so if you enter a lake in this region, look for these things just in case.
6) Check out the climbing park and zipline in Mont Tremblant:
There is an awesome section of Mont Tremblant that has a obstacle course which takes you into the trees and try things like ziplining. I went there with the people I was visiting with and really enjoyed this area:
7) All of the sports activities available in Mont Tremblant:
- Go karts.
- Hiking in general.
- Mountain biking.
- Trail running.
- And more.
All of this is avaiable there but obviously, depending on the season you visit Mont Tremblant determines what is possible. Since I’ve visited both during the warm and cold seasons, I’ve done most of these activities there.
More fun adventures in eastern Canada:
If you want to explore other spots in Eastern Canada, I have a few recommendations:
1) Bay of Fundy.
2) Also there is areas in New Foundland worth checking out like Gros Morne National Park.
These areas are about 10 hours east of Mont Tremblant, but also have their own adventures, ski resorts and other things worth doing, so if you enjoy road trips, I’d consider these other areas, or checking out my road trip page to get other adventure ideas!