Montreal and Quebec City offer two very different experiences: the former is big, vibrant, and diverse, while the provincial capital radiates romance and European charm. Luckily, they’re close enough to each other that you needn’t choose between them. Here are your day trip options.
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Mont Tremblant offers a range of experiences to suit the interests of any traveler. Its most popular attraction, the Mont Tremblant Ski Resort, is open from late November to late April, and ski lessons are offered throughout the season. In addition to downhill skiing, winter activities include cross-country skiing, dog sledding, ice fishing, and snow tubing. From mid-May to mid-October, the resort offers warm-weather activities such as hiking, rock climbing, and water skiing.
Aside from outdoor activities, visitors can access a casino, spa, indoor water park, and boutiques in the pedestrian village. Gondola rides and helicopter tours offer a rare bird’s-eye view of Mont Tremblant and the surrounding landscape.
Things to Know Before You Go
Mont Tremblant is a must for adventurous travelers, nature lovers, and families.
Don’t forget to pack appropriate seasonal activewear.
Visit the “About the Mountain” page on Mont Tremblant’s official website for updates on weather, open trails, the status of ski lifts, and current activities.
The village offers a range of food options, from takeaway cafés to upscale restaurants.
A First Tracks pass grants visitors access to the ski slopes 45 minutes before they open to the general public.
How to Get There
Standing 80 miles (132 kilometers) north of Montreal, Mont Tremblant is a 2-hour drive from the city center. Drive north on Route 15 to Route 117, take exit 119 towards Montée Ryan, and follow signs for Tremblant Resort. Select airlines offer direct flights to Mont Tremblant International Airport. Alternatively, Montreal’s Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau Airport offers door-to-door shuttle service.
When to Get There
Mont Tremblant is busiest on weekends, especially during the peak of each season (June to August in the summer and December to February in the winter). During peak ski season, hit the ski slopes before 11am to beat the crowds. Mont Tremblant also hosts cultural events throughout the year, from cycling races to music festivals. Check the official website for a full calendar.
Tremblant International Blues Festival
Every July, Mont Tremblant hosts the 10-day Tremblant International Blues Festival, which welcomes musicians from across the globe for a series of concerts, most of which are free to the public. An intimate setting in Tremblant village encourages interactions between festival-goers and musicians, from workshops to casual sidewalk jams. A crowd favorite is Blues’araoké, a vocal competition with auditions that are open to the public. The winner receives a guitar signed by the festival’s featured artists.
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