Mont-Tremblant Off The Beaten Path

  • Some rooftop decorations
    Some rooftop decorations
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  • Roadside aesthetics
    Roadside aesthetics
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    Just before entering the restaurant
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    Sight seeing in St. Jovite

    by Faiza-Ifrah Updated Oct 2, 2007

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    The former municipality of St. Jovite is 125 years old. The St. Jovite sector is one of the three sectors of Mont-Tremblant, the Village sector where we stayed in a resort, and the Mountain sector being the other two.

    We drove there one fine morning and were captivated by the beauty of the town. It is very aesthetically designed (see pictures). The street is lined with open air restaurants, boutiques, and gift shops.

    We simply chose to walk on the pedestrian path, buy some gifts and take lots of pictures with Rayyan's toy digital cammera.

    Roadside aesthetics Some rooftop decorations Church Just before entering the restaurant
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    Visit Montreal and its attractions

    by Faiza-Ifrah Updated Oct 8, 2007

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    Montreal being only 2 hour (100 kms) drive south of Mont-Tremblant, we devoted 1 day to it. The whole idea was to drive through the city's main highways and to get a feel of the city. However, one location really beaconed us to itself.

    At Mount Royal, we were rewarded with almost birds eye view of the city (see the pictures). We walked to the summit of Mount Royal. The lookout spot is located within Mount Royal Park. This park was landscaped by the world famous landscape architect Fredrick Law Olmstead. He also designed Central Park in Manhattan, New York.

    From this lookout, we had a view of the Olympic Stadium. This was built for Montreal Olympics of 1976. We heard that this landmark was quite controversial at the time of its construction, but now the residents should be feeling proud of it. Since we were curious, we drove to the stadium, walked around it and took some pictures.

    The other top attraction in Montreal that we were able to visit is Old Montreal. This used to be a fortified city and we thought it still was with all those roads forming its walls. We visited it on a very busy and crowded holiday. The sector looked very European to us. Cobblestone streets, street performers (we enjoyed receiving hugs from one street artist marketing his 'Free Hugs' to everybody) roadside cafe culture, historic architecture made us feel in an entirely different continent.

    View from Mont Royal Olympic Stadium The stadium as it is called in French
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    • Arts and Culture
    • Architecture

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    Shady, Adventurous and Private: the Perfect Swim!

    by miketrudeau Written Jul 24, 2005

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    I love this off-the-beaten-path swimming hole. If you take the bus from the Tremblant resort village, it will follow the shore of the lake past a marina. Get off here, but keep walking along the road! You'll come to a small almost unnoticeable bridge, with waterfalls beneath it.
    This is a great swim spot. The rapids aren't too strong in most places, so you can clamber down the rocks the the sweet, shady lagoon at the base of the falls. There are plenty of rocks to sun yourself on, and a deep calm patch to jump off the bridge into if you like!
    Also, there are hardly any people here (but watch out for broken glass in the water/rocks), so it's a great change from the hectic tourist pace of the village.
    Oh, and it's also completely free.

    The falls: swim here...
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    Parc Linéaire Le P'tit Train du Nord

    by davidlop Written Nov 2, 2003

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    This is a 200km walk or bike track, formerly a rail track. It crosses several small villages, and also beautiful landscapes, with many lakes, prairies, bushes... an easy way to taste a little of all that without a painful cross country walk. If you're not plenty of time, I recomend you use a bike instead of walking. There's a fee to use the track, but usually if you rent the bike, thay have payed it for you. Many accomodation not far away from the track have information and maps, just ask. There are also some stops, where you can eat, relax, or just wait for the snow to stop falling...

    Labelle station
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  • Escape from the resort

    by maj10 Written Feb 20, 2003

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    For just $1CAD each way take the bus from the base of the mountain and visit the quaint little village of St. Jovite.
    Take time out from the skiing to wander round the few shops they have here and to experience the "French Flavor"
    Also there is a large supermarket in the village where you can stock up on provisions rather than at the resort shop, which has a very limited selection and is expensive.

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    Spa Le Scandinave

    by amsterdam_vallon Written Nov 24, 2003


    Four-season activity:
    Finnish Sauna, Norwegian Steam Bath, outdoor Jacuzzi, Swedish Massage, Swimming in the river year-round, Nordic waterfall, deer observation. Only two or three hours are required to enjoy this relaxing activity in the heart of nature. Come alone, with your friends or colleagues, rain or shine, year round.

    Finnish sauna, Norwegian steam bath, outdoor hot-tubs, Nordic and thermal waterfalls, relaxation solariums, year-round swimming in the river, and deer observation (depending on the season).

    MASSAGES (including access to Scandinavian baths)

    Swedish (60 or 90 minutes): $89 or $129
    Technique created by Scandinavian Pehr Heinrick Ling. A relaxation massage that reduces stress, increases circulation and releases the tension and toxins trapped in one’s muscles and the nervous system.

    Stone Therapy (90 minutes): $139
    A deep-tissue massage that puts the healing benefits of hot stones to work. This ancient Amerindian technique is believed to cleanse the body, calm the heart, ground the soul and soothe the mind.

    Massage Yoga Thai (90 minutes): $139
    An invigorating massage inspired by Thai techniques. As an initiation or a complement to yoga, this massage revitalizes your energy lines. Manipulations are done on the floor, so comfortable clothing (long pants) is recommended.

    Chairside (15 minutes): $54
    A short upper-body massage that focuses on the back, the shoulders and the head. It eases the daily build-up of muscular aches and pains. Each massage is adapted to the client’s specific needs and is available with or without a reservation.

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    • Spa and Resort
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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