I hope you all had an amazing May long weekend! My boyfriend and I ended up going to Mont Tremblant, Quebec Canada for two days. Since we live in Ottawa now, Mont Tremblant is only about 2 hours away, which isn’t bad at all!
Sunday morning we got up early, headed to McDonalds for a coffee and hit the road. It was quite overcast and I was worried it was going to rain, however it didn’t!
Less then an hour into the drive our gps was telling us to turn here and cross a river….but we didn’t see a bridge. We had to actually take a ferry across the river to the other side! haha and I kid you not, we literally had EXACTLY $10 in change! We apologized to the man working there about the dimes and nickels, but at least he got paid! On the way home the next day, we rerouted the gps to cross a bridge instead so we didn’t have to pay again!
Once across the river we continued on our way. The first animal we spotted was a wild turkey! I literally had to do a double take because I was like what?!
We arrived in Mont Tremblant in the early afternoon so we had the whole day ahead of us. When we arrived in the town, we stopped at an information centre right away to get info on the area. I also realized how chilly the air was at this point! Luckily by the time we went on a hike later it warmed up a bit.
Leaving the info centre, we started the drive to the resort. Now Mont Tremblant is kind of spilt up differently. There was the “town” part where I assume most people live and everything, then the “village” which is an older stretch of buildings along the water, and then the “resort” which is a newer section where most of the tourist go. It is quite small, but there are hotels and lots of restaurants and shops there to explore. In the resort you have to park and walk around by foot!
On our drive to the resort we took a few random roads and ended up seeing some really nice houses and views of the ski hill and resort! There were also these little yellow scooters out and about, I think it may of been tours but I am not 100% sure!
On the drive to the resort I spotted these two little deer off to the side of the road. They were gorgeous and stood so still I barley saw them! They were also very tiny and dainty looking compared to the deer I am use to seeing!
Once we found parking, we started to walk up the hill of the resort. Our first order of business was to get some type of food because as always, we were starving. We ended up going to a small sandwich shop and it was delicious. I cannot remember the name of it, but it is at the top of the hill right beside the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory if you wanna check it out!
Now time to explore the little resort! They had this open gondola ride thing that was free. You can just get on to go from the bottom to the top of the resort hill. We ended up riding it back down and then walking up again, but this time taking a look around because our tummies were full! haha Jacob pointed out this maple shop to me, so obviously I had to go in. I am a true Canadian and I love anything maple! We ended up getting maple tea (which is surprisingly really good especially if you add a bit of milk!) and also these maple meringue blobs – not sure what to call them – but they were delicious too! They also had maple butter, which I really wanted, but it was quite expensive so I let it slide this time!
When we worked our way back up to the top of the hill, we decided to head out for a hike since it was starting to get nicer out. On our way down the hill back to the car, we spotted a beaver tail shop….and yup you guessed it, we got one! OMG they are soo good. Every time we see a beaver tail stand we get one! haha if you have never tried one I highly suggest doing so. Our favourite is the skor cheesecake one.
We ended up going to Domaine Saint-Bernard for a hike. You pay $5 per adult as an entry fee to the park. We talked to the lady and asked for a lot of elevation because we wanted views – we are use to the views from the rockies! So we ended up doing the hike called R8. It had different view points throughout the hike which were beautiful. A few overlooked the forest and lakes, and the other side of the hill gave us a view of the resort! Pretty cool if you ask me. The trail was good with dry conditions, and most of the trees had their leaves out!
On the trail we also ran into a flock of these little birds – some of them were nice enough to pose for a photoshoot with me 🙂
After the hike we hung out and then got cleaned up for dinner. We went to Le Shack and both got the chicken burger and fries with a side of sangria 😉 It was very good and I would definitely recommend going there!
We ended the night going for a walk down by the water on the beach and then got another drink at the bar attached to our hotel. Stay tuned for day 2 of this mini vacation!
Until next time,