The glamorous Mont-Tremblant, surrounding forest and Lake Tremblant are a haven for outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds, with opportunities for skiing, hiking, biking and so much more. We’ve asked our local insiders to recommend their favorite activities, from thrill-packed outdoor adventures to more relaxing pastimes.
Experience Mont-Tremblant in its entirety with a day on the slopes. Whether you’re a hardcore off-pister, casual skier or a complete first-timer, this famously upmarket resort’s 102 ski trails offer something for everyone. Regardless of your ability, skiing, boarding and snowshoeing (or hiking and mountain biking in the summer) are fantastic ways to explore the mountains. You’ll find yourself pausing frequently to take in the breathtaking scenery. Recommended by local insider Caitlin Stall-Paquet
Combine the great outdoors with a dash of glamour with a stay at these futuristic glamping domes on the shores of Lake Tremblant. Featuring bay windows so you can gaze out lakeside in the evenings and see starry skies from the comfort of your bed; steamy, inviting hot tubs; and a clubhouse offering a pool, sauna, wellness centre and tennis courts. This is the ultimate destination for those who want to explore the mountains whilst maintaining some creature comforts. Recommended by local insider Caitlin Stall-Paquet
While away a warm summer’s day by heading out for a day by the lake. Take a super relaxing Lake Tremblant cruise tour, where your friendly captain will take you through the history of the lake and the surrounding Laurentian Mountains. Bring your own wine onboard (this is allowed – we’re not suggesting you sneak it on!) to create your very own on-the-water happy hour. Afternoons don’t get more relaxing than this. Recommended by local insider Caitlin Stall-Paquet
All those outdoor activities can take their toll. Treat yourself to a restorative bit of ‘me-time’ at these traditional Scandinavian-style baths. Set in a beautiful forest location next to the Diable River, the spa has everything you need to pamper yourself: Outdoor and indoor pools, saunas and a wide range of massages. Finish off a weekend of winter sports by soaking your aching muscles, or simply come here for a day’s retreat from the pressures of the outside world. Recommended by local insider Caitlin Stall-Paquet
If strapping a pair of planks to your feet and pointing them downhill doesn’t get your heart racing enough, your next port of call should be Ziptrek Eco-Tours. Their course is the longest in Quebec and offers visitors five ziplines, each with panoramic views over the surrounding Laurentians. The longest spans 3,500ft (1,070m) and will provide ample thrills for even the most fearless outdoors enthusiast. Book in advance to both guarantee your spot and to take advantage of pre-booking discounts. Recommended by local insider Tess Boissonneault
The Panoramic Gondola is open year round to ferry visitors from the base of the mountain to the summit of Mont Raoul-Blanchard, the highest peak of the surrounding Laurentian Mountains. As well as offering access to many walking and snowshoeing trails, the alpine views the gondola provides are stunning. At the top, there’s a 360-degree observation tower offering panoramic views across the mountain range and a cafeteria to refuel after a hard day’s hiking. Recommended by local insider Tess Boissonneault
Crossing the ‘Vache Noire’ rock face at an altitude of 656ft (200m) is a unique way to experience Mont-Tremblant’s mountain scenery. Traverse specially designed routes with the help of steel cables, rungs and ladders, aided by a guide, while enjoying views over the Laurentians and the Diable River. There are a range of tours available to suit all levels of climber, from first-timers to seasoned enthusiasts. Recommended by local insider Tess Boissonneault