Mont-Tremblant Resort, Photo credit Michel Julien
Distance : 119 km (74 mi.)
Autoroute 15, the road linking Montréal to Mont-Tremblant, is chock full of delightful detours. A happy mix of urban and rural, your route will be defined by your stops; you can stop to sample some local cuisine, perhaps, or enjoy a bit of the great outdoors ... In particular, those who love golfing, biking, hiking, swimming and going to the spa will be in seventh heaven!
A. Your Trip Begins in Old Montréal. Set between the St. Lawrence River and the downtown skyscrapers, this is the city’s historic district and it features 18th and 19th century buildings, art galleries, museums, fine restaurants and trendy boutique hotels. Nearby, the Old Port of Montréal offers a variety of outdoor and indoor activities.
B. Laval, the city that covers all of Île Jésus, is renowned for educational, scientific and outdoor activities. There’s the Cosmodôme Space Camp Canada, Maeva Surf, the Centre de la Nature, Parc de la Rivière-des-Mille-Îles, and much more!
C. The Capital of The Laurentians Region, Saint-Jérôme, abounds in one-of-a-kind experiences. Starting point of the “P’tit Train du Nord” bicycle path – Canada’s longest linear park – Saint-Jérôme is a warm and welcoming city with sunny patios.
Vallée de Saint-Sauveur is a village with a bustling main street lined with boutiques, art galleries and a picturesque church. It has a population of 8,500 and boasts more than 90 restaurants, many with terraces.
Jardins du Précambrien at Val-David
D. Val-David is a choice destination for art lovers. This village sponsors an art event from July to mid-October, the Jardins du Précambrien, which is charged with creating international “in situ” art symposiums that welcome artists from the three Americas to come produce art projects during a creation residency in the forest.
E. Activity Central. Rich in natural attractions, the Mont-Tremblant region is a true paradise for nature lovers and sports enthusiasts. It is a summer haven with a multitude of activities and lively villages. This area has preserved its old-world charm in its heritage buildings and boutiques and is also a great place to enjoy many cultural and artistic events, such as the Tremblant Summer Festival.
Mont-Tremblant Village, Photo credit Michel Julien
A charming village with character. It was at this spot along the shores of Mercier Lake that skiers would come unwind after hurtling down the slopes of Mont-Tremblant (literally, the “trembling mountain”). Today, this picturesque village retains its historical connection.
A Unique Resort. At the base of Mont-Tremblant, the resort combines European charm with Québécois hospitality. Experience a magical summer in this quaint mountain village known for its legendary joie de vivre, countless activities, world-class sporting and cultural events, fine dining and incomparable nightlife.
Mont-Tremblant National Park is the largest protected area in the province. Treat yourself to a forest hike through maple groves or paddle down the Diable River.