Mont Tremblant is a village located in the Laurentian Mountains of Quebec, a province of Canada. Here, visitors can get a taste of French Canada, which has not only a different language but also different customs from English-speaking Canada.
Located about 80 miles north-west of Montreal and 90 miles north-east of Ottawa, the national capital, Mont Tremblant gained municipal status quite recently, in 2000. Its main claim to fame is the Mont Tremblant Ski Resort, which is located a few miles from the village and features slopes on the mountain that gave the town its name.
That name means, "trembling mountain" in French, who got the name from the term the native Algonquin people used for the mountain. It is a term that is startlingly accurate considering that Mont-Tremblant once hosted racecar competitions including Formula One, Trans-Am, and the Champ Car World Series. The roar of the engines must have made the countryside in the area tremble! Even today, the Circuit Mont-Tremblant remains a venue for car racing in this small mountain hamlet.
Downhill or alpine skiing is a prime outdoor activity in Mont-Tremblant, but the area offers a wealth of other choices for the nature or sports enthusiast. Hiking and cycling on the mountain trails is popular, as is canoeing and kayaking on local rivers. There are even golf courses in the area for those that prefer a more sedate type of outdoor exercise.
The surrounding area also features hiking, cycling, canoeing, golfing, and a host of other outdoor activities. Mont Tremblant vacation rentals are available at all times of the year.