Six Reasons to Go to Tremblant this Summer

This ski resort offers more than just winter fun 

Quebec’s Tremblant ski resort is known for its abundance of winter activities. But in the summertime, the outdoor fun doesn’t stop. From swimming in glistening lakes and attending fun festivals to riding scenic cycling trails and ziplines, there’s plenty to do at Tremblant this summer.  

Lac Tremblant

When the sun is hot, this beautiful, 12-kilometre-long lake beckons. Purchase a day pass at the Beach and Tennis Club ($16 per adult) and enjoy beach volleyball and a refreshing swim. At the lakefront Centre Nautique Pierre Plouffe rent waterskis, wakeboards, kayaks, catamarans and more. In the evening, take a dinner boat cruise with Les Croisieres Mont Tremblant to learn about the area’s history. 

The Pedestrian Village

Tremblant’s pedestrian village is teeming with off-the-hill activities. Kids will love bouncing around in the gravity-defying eurobungy or trying their hand at the 30-foot climbing wall. Spend an afternoon playing 18 holes of mini-putt or join in on a free yoga, zumba or boxing class in the various public squares.

Ziplining

Get your adrenaline pumping while zipping down Mont Tremblant with Ziptrek Ecotours. After a panoramic gondola ride up to the mountain’s summit, the course takes you along five double ziplines, ranging in length and totalling four kilometres. End at the base of the mountain at the village.

Luge

Another way to race down the mountain is on the Skyline Luge track. In a gravity-fueled, three-wheeled luge cart (think go-kart-meets-toboggan), riders control their own speed as they steer down a 1.4-km concrete track, twisting, turning and dipping around the top of Trembant’s pedestrian village.  

Wanderlust Festival

Green hills and majestic mountaintops create a magical setting for this music and yoga festival. August 11 to 14, take part in yoga and wellness classes­—like paddleboarding and aerial yoga—with some of the world’s top instructors. Or venture out on a sunset hike, attend lectures, and feast on healthy, local fare. Musical highlights include live performances from 15 artists ranging from pop to electronic.

Cycling

Rent some wheels at the Chalet des Voyageurs, located at the base of the pedestrian village, and hit the trails to explore more of the region. Tremblant features more than 50 km of mountain bike trails, as well as a 11.4-km paved pathway. A must-do is Le P’tit Train du Nord Linear Park, Canada’s longest linear park with 230 km of trails along an early 20th century railway. Access it via the village’s paved pathway, then go at your own pace as you cycle through quaint towns and along peaceful lakes and rivers.