You may only think of Tremblant as a winter destination, but Tremblant in Quebec’s Laurentians is a four-season resort. Located 5-7-hour drive from GTA and the surrounding areas or a short flight on Porter Airlines. The scenic drive is beautiful from Trans-Canada Hwy/ON-7 through Quebec Autoroute 50. The road trip itself is a beautiful way to start your adventure. But getting to your destination is the real prize. We explored the summit of Tremblant in the summer with kids.
Welcome to the Laurentians!
Tremblant in the Summer With Kids
After our adults-only winter getaway to Mont-Tremblant without kids, we quickly knew we’d be back to Tremblant in the summer with kids. The beauty alone is something we needed to share and experience as a family. The gratitude you feel when you’re standing at the summit of Tremblant grabs your soul, and you understand just how little you are in the universe.
That’s a lesson we all can learn from. The speckle you are among the rolling hills, mountains, rivers, lakes, city by city the world surrounding us is huge and Tremblant allows visitors daily to get away and experience a view like this to appreciate something bigger and more powerful than you.
What to Know at The Summit of Tremblant
There’s a lot to do at the summit of Tremblant in the summer with kids. The 12-minute panoramic gondola ride to the summit is breathtaking and a gift from Mother Nature. On the way, up in the Gondola if you look closely you’ll find deer gracing the forest floor. It’s a beautiful sight to see and even after seeing it once the kids still got excited repeatedly each time.
Tip: Be sure to dress extra warm because once you step off the panoramic gondola, you quickly feel a temperature change and a strong wind is present.
To the right of the gondola is The Grand Manitou, which is a quick service restaurant where you can get a trio lunch. The cafeteria food includes burgers, hot dogs, chicken fingers, and fries. It’s simple food the kids will enjoy, nothing fancy but you can order a beer and take in the view on the deck or inside. Please note: If you purchased 3, 5, 7 or 10 activity cards you can use 1 activity ticket at The Grand Manitou as a trio lunch with no additional cost.
Hiking at The Summit
There are hiking trails for all levels at the top of Mont-Tremblant. We took the 360 Trail which offers a panoramic view of all slopes. It’s a moderate trail that winds through forest, streams, rocks and very uneven ground. It takes about 1 hour to complete and is a 2.5 km loop. It gave us a little bit of everything the summit had to offer. The start of the 360 trail takes you to a 360-observation tower which was my highlight of the trail. Be sure to have your camera on hand because the pictures here are stunning.
If you’re adventurous and set high limits, you may enjoy a dare to hike back down the mountain? Or maybe you’re brave enough to hike up Mont-Tremblant?
My husband and four kids did both. They climbed up and down Mont-Tremblant. Another way to explore the summit of Tremblant in the summer with kids.
They continue to surprise me and inspire me with their energy and adventurous strive to tackle and push their limits. (I should add I would have climbed with them, but I had a recent water skiing accident that left me with pulled ligaments from my knee to my hip. I was playing it safe and enjoyed a yoga class at the Wanderlust Festival instead.) You get one chance at life and exploring, discovering and pushing your limits mentally and physically feels fantastic when you can look back and say, “I did it!”
The Birds Of Prey Show
After the panoramic gondola ride to the summit a beautiful hiking along the Laurentian mountain, trio lunch at The Grand Manitou you can use 1 activity ticket for a Birds of Prey Show. Twice daily you can discover the amazing talents of soaring birds of prey take flights and put on a show right before your eyes.
Be sure to bring along your camera because the backdrop and Birds of Prey show allows you to see a whole new side of nature you won’t be able to catch outside of the show.
The Birds of Prey show runs for about an hour. They combine the show in both English and french which seamlessly kept the kids entertained.
The Birds of Prey show is more than entertaining. It’s highly educational too. Did you know the Bald Eagle was once an endangered species? They are thriving in Quebec’s Laurentians now with over 200+ nesting pairs. That’s a success story that reminded me there is so much to learn and discover outside of my interests.
No matter how you decide to discover the summit at Tremblant in the summer with kids, I guarantee the views will take your breath away!
How often have you been presented the opportunity to feel like you’re on top of the world?
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Disclosure: We were provided with complimentary perks. As always my opinions in this blog are my own.