Looking for an escape this fall? Located only 6 and half hours from Toronto, Mont Tremblant makes the perfect weekend getaway for any outdoor lovers.
Personally, I felt that fall is the best time to visit if you are not into skiing. In the summer, I feel like it's packed with locals and tourists alike. I visited when the trees started showing off, early in the season, towards the end of September.
I was originally planning to drive to Mont Tremblant from Toronto and make several stops along the way, such as at the Big Apple, Thousand Islands, Montebello (for Parc Omega), among a few others, but I ended up flying to Montreal instead.
The trip kicked off with a stop at ChocoStyle, where we sampled their chocolates made in-house and treated ourselves to their dipped ice cream.
There is also a chocolate museum at the back. You can find chocolate barks, chocolate themed gifts, gift sets and so much more. I even found "chocolate lipstick" which I found pretty cool. You also have the option to personalize your chocolate to your liking.
We then made our way to a dreamy cabin, a place I had saved on my bucket list for years!
I'm not the type of person to ever book something other than a hotel, but I had to make an exception for this one. It was booked months in advance, as they typically sell out and it's the perfect spot for groups, since there are 5 bedrooms.
While we had many things planned for this trip, we opted to stay in and enjoy the breathtaking landscapes from our cabin for the most part and only spent a limited amount of time outdoors, exploring the region.
I found that Google had limited information about Mont Tremblant, so we had to find most things ourselves. Google Maps mistakenly took us to the wrong address on our journey, but we ended up at La Plage du Lac Mercier, which offered stunning views of the landscape and also visited Saint-Jovite, where we came across cute cafés on Rue Labelle.
We booked a boat tour aboard the Grand Manitou II vessel, and experienced the colors of fall from Lac Tremblant. The tour lasted an hour, which I found was just the right amount of time on the water. We saw many beautiful houses along the way and learned about some of the people that own them.
We then made our way to the Mont Tremblant Pedestrian Village. We roamed around and explored the shops, cafes and took in the view. Here, you can also find several activities, such as the Skyline Luge and the Panoramic Gondola. You can also opt in for biking, hiking and golfing.
There is also Tonga Lumina, which a night walk and attraction that you can explore if you're looking for a sensory experience in the forest. I did a similar one in Whistler a few years ago and loved my experience. You can check out my reel here to get a better idea of what to expect. This was from Vallea Lumina in Whistler, but it offers similar experiences.
You can also take a free ride on the Cabriolet, which brings you down to La Place des Voyageurs, where you'll find hotels such as the Marriott and Holiday Inn, parking, as well as lots of restaurants.
If you are not traveling in a group like me, then I highly recommend checking out one of the spas in the area, such as the Scandinave Spa. If you are also not short on time and down for a hike, do consider adding the treetop walk to your itinerary. The Sentier des Cimes Laurentides is the best spot for nature and sunset views and is a newly opened attraction. Some other great ideas you can also consider adding to your itinerary include the Mont Tremblant National Park , Sentier du Diable, the Ouareau Forest Regional Park where you will find lots of hiking trail options to choose from.
Have you been to Mont Tremblant?