If you havn't done it there is certainly a feeling of exileration when you get to the top and then again when you need to trust your rope to get off an ice cliff!!!!
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we had so much fun me and my employees in mont tremblant . we booked the activity for 10 am....we all got dressed well, we got the tubes and then the laughing just hasnt stoped.
we used the services of Tremblant Activities 819 681-4848 , they located in 118 chemin Kandahar
very happy with the activity and the service
You can ride from the bottom of the village till the newly opened Casino (or in reverse) and really enjoy the panorama of the entire Mt. Tremblant area. Spectacular views of the landscape including Lake Mt. Tremblant.
Canoeing being our family hobby, we dedicated one full day to it. We canoed in lake Moore, lake Mercier and in a stretch of Diable River in the Mont-Tremblant National Park.
Pictures from only one day of canoeing are available with us for a very bad reason. One canoe flipped and my husband and I fell into the rather cold water. Unfortunately, my husband went down with his Pentax (picture # 3), our main family camera. The camera went out of order, although it showed recovery signs after a week.
The Diable River flows for 100 kms from lac Diable in Mont-Tremblant National Parc to its confluence with Rouge River. Almost a quarter of its 1212 sq. kms catchment area is in the park. We spent half a day on a river descent in the Park. we had brought our picnic lunch that we ate on one of the sandy beaches while enjoying the scenery.
The website on Mont-Tremblant activities describes this as follows:
Located in one of the most gorgeous settings in the world for a race track, the layout is a classic for racers, as it combines the natural topography of the site with elevation changes from the start/finish line to corner 8 and back. The track is bordered by Lake Moore and Devil River (La Diable). The rocky hillsides around some parts of the track provide natural grandstands. It affords spectators magnificent elevated vantage points.
Parts Canada Superbike: June 1 – 3
Ferrari Festival: June 15 – 17
Champ Car Mont-Tremblant: June 29 – July 1st
Sommet Des Légendes: July 13 – 15
Fall Classic September: 21 – 23
We came across this Circuit while canoeing in Lake Moore. The growling noise made us curious. Following the noise, we paddled towards the bank on the opposite side. We tied our canoes to the trees and passed the bushes to come in the clear with majestic view of the racing tracks in our full view.
We stayed there for about 1 hour admiring the driving skills of the drivers.
While walking down from the base of the mountain to the entrance of the Mountain sector (instead of taking chair lifts for they were closed for the day), we saw this beautiful 2 horse caleche parked at a roundabout. We at once decided to take a ride.
The owners of the caleche, an old couple, were very friendly indeed. Knowing that we are originally from Pakistan, they were quite delighted. The lady told us that she has met a Pakistani family before who hired their Caleche. My daughter acted as a translator for they could only speak French.
Two percheron horses, Lyndsay and Dan, share the work. They are brought to this sector on a trailer from the farm. The owners have kept a picture album in the cabin and we found it to be very informative about the farm, different horses at work, and their family lineage.
The 40 minutes caleche ride took us from the heavily crowded sector where the croud waved at seeing us, to the Parc des Chutes, where we visited the water falls and had a beautiful view of Mont-Tremblant from the opposite side of the lake.
There are dedicated bikers trails that pass in and around the Village sector of the town. Dad, Ifrah and I decided to go on a 15 kms biking trip, portions of which were along Riverie Da Diable (i.e. Diable River). Ifrah gave up early.
The remaining two adventurers took the bikers' trail just few thousand meters west of the Resort. The trail quickly began to ascend and descend along Diable River. At one occassion we would be watching the river from almost top of the mountains and in next very moment, we would be by the river (picture # 1). The 15 kms long trail took us through the thick forests, where we saw deers, and through the Mountain sector of the town (picture # 2), back to Chemin du Village and ultimately back to the resort.
I would like to admit that I got exhausted and scared. So when dad saw that I could not bike uphill, he would get down and the two of us would then walk (picture # 3). He contantly talked, sung and tried to build my morale (picture # 5). We were able to cover 15 kms in 3 hours. We had started at 4 pm and we reached our resort back at 7 pm.
We only hiked at the fringes of this park called parc de la Montagne Tremblante (literally meaning park of the trembling mountain). It was the labour day long weekend and the hiking trio found lot of Quebecor company in the woods.
The park was created in 1895 as the 1st park in Quebec. Some features of the park: 1500 kms of hiking trails, 400 lakes, 40 species of mammals, 194 species of birds, 29 species of fish, 14 species of amphibians, and 7 species of reptiles.
The activities that we observed included biking, swimming, fishing, and camping. As it was 1st week of September, only few trees were beginning to show bright red and orange colours.
The second day of our stay at Mont-Tremblant, we went for renting out a 6 seater motor powered boat for a trip into lake Tremblant, which is 12 kms long. The facility for renting is located on Chemin Du Village just before entering the Mountain sector.
The rent for 2 hours was $70. Initially we regretted not renting out a pontoon boat, but then its cost was over $170, so we thought we were better off.
The motorboating experience was great as 4 of the 5 members of the family tried our hands at it. From the lake, Mont-Tremblant was clearly visible. There were many beautiful islands, as well as private homes on the lakeshore. Lots of water sports were going on (see picture #1). At times, the traffic seemed heavy, but the fun part was enough to ignore that.
We had our lunch, which we had prepared at the resort kitchen, in the middle of the lake.
We have watched many bird shows, Wonder of Flight at WDW Magic Kingdom at Orlando, Florida and Mountsburg Conservation Park near Burlington, Ontario are few of them. However, the kind of conservationists and wildlife lovers we are, you can bet we won't miss any opportunity coming our way.
The Bird Show is held on top of the mountain and I think unless it is really warm it is advisable that you carry a piece of warm clothes with you.
The presenters, two great ladies, cater to both French and English speaking audience.
After we had explored the Mountain Sector, done luging, eaten some snacks and taken tea, and gathered all information about various activities, we boarded the Gondolas to reach the mountain top. We took 3 activity packs costing $ 22.00 each. The activities included Gondola ride both ways, bird show on the mountain top and luge for Ifrah, Rayyan and their father.
The Gondola ride itself is fun. It offers magnificient views of the mountain slopes, various activities going on, the buildings at the base and lake Tremblant in the distant background (see pictures).
The ride is surprisingly long. However, lot of people take one way ticket and hike to the mountain top. My most cherished memory is of a mother with two children hiking towards the mountain top (picture # 3). I really admired the courage of the trio.
At the base of the mountain, Rayyan went for the Luge with his father and both came back so excited that they decided to do it again on different days.
The luge has only two controls - (1) the steering rod like a bike and (2) the brake that too is controlled by pulling the steering rod towards you.
The luge travel downwards in a meandering manner and can gather high speeds. The drivers have to be very careful. Protective gear is a must.
Because I was taking pictures, I got to observe the most. I noticed drivers of all ages. Those going for the first time came back most excited.
Fun is 100% guaranteed by me or the money back.
The ticket is rather moderate at $8 per person.
After parking in one of the 3 parking areas, we hiked and explored the Mountain Sector of Mont-Tremblant. The architecture of buildings is beautiful and reminds one of Europe. We took the chair lift rides at the entrance to the sector and had a birds eye view of the buildings while moving to the base of Mont-Tremblant, that is, the centre of all mountain related activities. One can walk to this area also. On subsequent numerous occasions, we took the chair lift, as well as hiked both ways.
A word of caution: The chair lifts stop operating at 5:00 pm and 5:30 pm depending on the day of the week. So if you spend too much time on the Mountain top or on mountain activities then you will have to walk down the mountain sector. This is something we encourage to do in any case - walk and admire the beauty of the architecture and enjoy snacks in one of the numerous restaurants.
Owned by former NHL stars Eric Desjardins and Vincent Damphousse, the Spa Scandinave in Mont-Tremblant was one of the first Nordic spas to open in the province of Quebec.
We originally decided to go there after discovering (and loving) a traditional Finnish sauna during our trip in Finland. The Spa Scandinave not only had a Finnish sauna, it also had a Norwegian steam bath as well as whirlpools and a small waterfall. To complete the "Scandinavian" (I know, Finland is not part of Scandinavia) trio, Swedish massages are also offered.
When we went there, we only paid for the Scandinavian baths, foregoing the massages and other potentially expensive services. For us, the fun (and subsequent relaxation) lies in the repeated heat-cold cycles. The only disappointment was the fact that the Diable river was closed. (When it isn't too wild, spa guests can jump in the river to cool down instead of going in the exterior baths.)
Please note the Spa Scandinave has no sleeping accommodations, but the nearby Mont-Tremblant resort village has plenty of hotels, while the old charming village of Saint-Jovite, now part of the Mont-Tremblant town, has several bed and breakfasts.
The fall season is very nice in quebec, Laurentiens (Laurentides) region with Mont-tremblant is nice place where you can enjoy the beautiful nature and the symphony of autumn colors.
Go walking on the mountain until the summit and from time to time take a look back, you will see a splendid breath-taking views with mixed colors! just beautiful!!