Stretched over 373,000 acres Parc National du Mont-Tremblant was established more than 125 years ago, making it the first park in Quebec, and the 6th park in North America. As a result, the area is not only protected as an important part of history but it is also conserved to protect both the natural landscape itself, as well as the wildlife living within the habitat.
With 400 lakes and 6 rivers, the area is sought after by water-sport enthusiasts, especially in summer, the area is popular for canoeing, kayaking, and paddle-boarding. The waters are home to 34 fish species making it an attractive location for lake fishing, especially for pike, trout, and walleye. Visitors can also fish from private boats. The park also has two beaches, the La Crémaillère and Lac-Provost beach.
In summer, visitors can trek around the highest points of the Laurentians, There are 11 trails of different lengths ideal for visitors of all abilities. Visitors can also walk along Mont Tremblant, soaking in the mesmerizing views. In summer the trails can be used free of charge, and dogs are welcome on a leash in most areas in summer. Visitors can also visit the Observation Tower at the peak of Laurentians, which can be reached via the Panoramic Gondola or on foot, the tower offers 360 views of the area.
Similarly for hikers, Via Ferrata du Diable, is a gorgeous mountainous trek at 200m of altitude, moving across footbridges and beams overlooking the river. While a basic level of fitness is recommended for the trail, no previous climbing experience is needed and safety equipment can be rented out. There are also multiple biking trails for cyclists to follow, many of which offer landscape views. A visit to the Discovery Center in La Diable is also recommended for an informative experience as visitors learn more about the park’s culture and history.
The park is open all year round and in winter the area is renowned for skiing and snowshoeing. It is also a popular wildlife watching location, and with good reason, as there have been spotting of more than 40 mammal species, including wolves, deer, moose and beaver, as well as 206 different bird species.
With 82km of trails and overwhelming gorgeous landscapes, Parc national du Mont-Tremblant is so vast and diverse it is bound to impress any visitor. It strikes a perfect balance between mountains, lakes, and rivers offering visitors days packed with activities to follow.