Need a destination for the fun summer vacation you’re planning? You should definitely consider the beautiful mountain scenery of Mont Tremblant, a small, but lovely municipality in the Canadian province of Québec. About 130 KM from Montreal, this little town is mostly known for its ski resorts, but there a whole host of warm weather activities to be done as well. There’s plenty to do whether you’re travelling alone, with a group, or bringing your whole family! Mont Tremblant is a perfect summer vacation destination. With so many things to choose from, it’s hard to pick, but here are 10 of the best things do when visiting Mont Tremblant.
This activity is definitely not for the faint of heart, but it certainly promises to be an action packed adventure for thrill seekers of all ages. Ziptrek is a ziplining tour that allows visitors to experience the mountain views of Tremblant in a whole new and totally unforgettable way. Perfect for families or groups of friends, Ziptrek lets you fly through the forest side by side with your zipping partner! The Ziptrek course features 5 different ziplines that take you from the top of Mont Tremblant all the way back down to the village, providing panoramic scenic views the whole way.
After an adrenaline filled day on the Ziptrek course, you might be looking to relax and unwind. The treatments offered at the Scandinave Spa are the perfect way to help get your heart rate back down. If you’re travelling with family, then this an experience that you’ll have to leave the kids out of, but it’s a great way to rejuvenate and reconnect with your partner or relax with a friend. The Scandinave Spa feature traditional Scandinavian baths as well as massage designed to both relax and reenergize all spa visitors. A major part of the Scandinave philosophy is silence, so you won’t be allowed to take your phone. But it’s a great to disconnect from the outside world and everyday life and allow yourself to escape the stress and find a deeper connection within yourself.
For those that prefer a more exciting activity, pay a visit to the Jim Russell Académie de Karting. This is a great trip out for families with kids 12 and older, or for those groups of friends that like a bit of competition. The Enduro-karts at Jim Russell are equipped with a four stroke 9.5HP engine that allows them to reach speeds of up to 90 km/h (that’s over 55 mph!). If maybe you feel a little unsafe driving, or your kids aren’t quite old enough, Jim Russell also hosts some of Canada’s race events, so you can still get in on the karting action!
If your preferred method of transportation is biking, then Tremblant is definitely the place for you. The village and mountains offer trails and paths for cyclists of all levels and are accessible for riders of all abilities! The Mont Tremblant area offers beautiful scenery to provide the perfect viewing enjoyment while on your bike ride. Whether you choose to cycle around town or step up the challenging mountain bike courses, cycling in Mont Tremblant is sure to be treat for everyone.
An experience unlike any other, Tonga Lumina is one Mont Tremblant special you won’t want to miss. Legend has it that the area is home to a sleeping giant. As the last of his kind, the giant is the guardian of the beautiful nature in the area, and his wrath for those is disrespect nature has been the source of fear for many ancient generations. The giant has not awoken from his sleep for many, many years. But in the early rays of the summer sun, whisperings of the giant’s return are heard, and his footprints have been discovered deep in the forest. Clues await the curious ones who seek to find their way to the giant!
This walk takes place entirely outdoors, on a dirt path through the mountain at night. The walkway through Tonga Lumina is just under a mile long and is lit up the whole way. Participants can expect the whole journey to take about an hour. It is a sensory experience that is sure to delight the whole family and other visitors of all ages. You definitely don’t want to miss the giant experience at Tonga Lumina!
Another great outdoor activity is Domaine Saint-Bernard, one of Canada’s beautiful, protected nature reserves. Boasting 1,500 acres of natural wilderness, the park offers plenty of trails for walking and biking and offers breathtaking views of the Rivière du Diable and Lac Raynaud. There are loads of recreation options, including a playground for the kids, ziplines, sports equipment, and even water activities like canoes and kayaks. You can also keep an eye out for some of Canada’s wildlife like white-tailed deer, or look for chickadees in the bird garden. If you’re a bit of a fitness nut, you can take advantage of the workout circuit in the park. Or you could spend a relaxing day lounging on the beach, listening to the peacefulness of your surroundings. If wildlife isn’t really your thing, you can turn your attention to the heavens in the astronomy pavilion.
If you’ve never been white water rafting before, let me just say that it is definitely one of the best things I have ever done. It is so much fun, and great for big groups of all ages, but like Ziptrek, it definitely isn’t for the faint of heart. The Activity Center in Mont Tremblant offers white water rafting on the Rouge River, one of the top rivers for white water rafting in North America. They offer different packages for half or full-day experience, depending on how long you want to raft, and there are packages tailored for family experiences as well. Packages also include lunch, and even a dinner for those tackling a full day on the water. If you feel a bit worried about the safety aspect, fret not. There are certified guides with you at all times to ensure that everyone is enjoying the rapids in the safest way possible. The thrill seekers looking for a rougher ride will get a raft of their own so those feeling a bit more timid can have an easier ride. Whether you’re an expert rafter or if it’s your first time, you’ll definitely love the ride that the Rouge River rapids have to offer!
A perfect family-friendly activity is the Skyline Luge. If you’re anything like me, then you’ve watched the luge during the winter Olympics and have always wanted to experience the thrill of sledding down those tracks. Skyline Luge offers the perfect opportunity to do just that. Their ride is part toboggan, part go-kart and allows riders to stay in control the whole time. With the special steering and braking systems, you can go as fast or as slow as you want. Skyline was the first luge attraction offered in North America and offers a trail for riders that’s about a mile long. Like all other outdoor activities in Mont Tremblant, the Skyline Luge offers stunning views of it’s alpine location, adding the beauty of nature to the exhilaration of the downhill race!
For the dads on vacation or the old buddies off on a guys’ trip, Mont Tremblant offers every man’s favorite pastime: golf. While Tremblant is mostly known for skiing, rafting, and racing, it’s actually quite the hidden gem for golf enthusiasts. There are over a dozen course just within 10 miles of the place, with more further out, so there are plenty of options if you’re looking to book a trip spent solely on the green. The courses in Tremblant offer golfers the change to practice their putt while surrounded by the picturesque landscape of the mountains and lakes. Course difficulties are spread over a wide range from beginner to expert, so be sure to do your research if you want a particular level of challenge! Some golf courses offer other activities, so if dad wants a day to play and the kids aren’t too thrilled don’t worry, just book on a course that offers a swimming pool, tennis courts, or some are part of larger resorts that feature tons of activities for the family. Not sure where to start looking? Here’s a link that compares some of the options for golfers in Mont Tremblant:
Why not just spend a day around the Tremblant Resort? The resort is best known for skiing, but it offers so much more than that. There’s so much to do, that you don’t even have to look to get out for the day! If you’re a golfer, like the previous suggestion, well there’s two courses on site!Or you could explore the pedestrian village which features plenty of shopping and dining options. There are 33 boutiques in the village that sell everything from candy to clothes, a day out shopping that’s perfect for the whole family. The village also boasts 37 bars and restaurants that range from casual to fine dining, so there’s options for everyone.
You can also purchase an activity card for the resort. The card is valid for the whole summer season and lets you choose access to 3, 5, or 7 of 15 offered activities at the resort. With the activity card you can have lunch at the beach club or summit of the mountain, you can have a whole day at the beach club, or take a gondola ride up to the top of the mountain, enjoying stunning panoramic views the whole way.
Kids (and kids at heart) can enjoy a 10 minute game of laser tag, 20 minutes of virtual reality experiences, or 15 minute Mission Liberté, an escape game. The activity card also gives you access to the resorts 30 feet tall rock wall, the Captain’s Harbour where you can drive your own little boat, or a fun game of mini golf. For those that want some water based activities, you can choose rent a canoe, kayak, or pedal boat for 30 minutes and explore Lac Tremblant, or you can dive off of the 2 inflatable floating icebergs.
Nothing sound good yet? Well you could go and enjoy a bird of prey show or rent an electric hybrid bike for an hour. Designed for the little adventurers, the Akropark Junior is also included in the activity card. The park is a fixed structure of suspended platforms, where kids have to climb ropes, nets, bridges, and other obstacles to get around. Finally, the Eurobungy will give you the same adrenaline rush as bungee jumping, without the health and safety risks. Strapped into a harness attached to the the stable bungees, kids bounce and trampolines and can do all kinds of exciting, gravity defying stunts!
If you’ve read this far, then you’re probably definitely considering a trip to Mont Tremblant. Well let me save you the next step and tell you where to stay. Book with Tremblant Prestige! The vacation chalets and condos they have on offer are not only clean and beautiful, but all are located within walking distance to the village.
Features possible at each of the properties include pools, hot tubs, stunning views, and beautiful balconies. Some of the properties that are available are even located in the adorable pedestrian village on Tremblant! Each property is also guaranteed to be exceptionally clean and well maintained. They are all also fully equipped with necessities during your stay such as fresh linens for the beds and coffee to wake you up for your daily adventures!
While this list gives 10 of the best things to do, there is so much more Tremblant offers; come enjoy it in a Tremblant Prestige condo rental!