(This Mont-Tremblant summer post was updated Feb 1, 2022.)
Oh, summer — how we love you and how long you are thanks to climate change. And would it surprise you to know there’s even more to do in the so-called “ski town” of Mont-Tremblant in the summer months than the winter ones? It’s true: a Mont-Tremblant summer has all the makings of your best summer ever.
From music and cycling festivals to ziplines and casual lake cruises, you need not wonder what to do in Mont-Tremblant this summer (or fall, which is just as amazing) — because I’ve got you covered! There’s no shortage of Mont-Tremblant summer activities!
What to do on Mont-Tremblant summer days
In my first Mont-Tremblant summer guide, I cover the Birds of Prey show, Falconry Apprentice program, Lac Tremblant cruises, activity cards, AkroPark, luge, dune buggy rides and Ziptrek. Then there’s Tonga Lumina. But that’s just the beginning…
Read my Mont-Tremblant in the summer post for even more fun ideas and activities!
Tremblant offers more things to do in the summer than we’ve been able to do during our many warm-weather visits so far. And beyond the always-on activities, there are also culinary and yoga festivals, the IronMan race, beach parties and concerts.
It just doesn’t stop.
And the official summer kick-off begins with Crossroads Tremblant — a cycling festival started in 2018 for both amateur and pro mountain bikers, dirt bikers and even casual family cyclists like us.
This all-bikes-all-the-time action-packed weekend takes over the village in a way I’ve never seen with any other festival. Not only does the mountain itself transform into an intense downhill mountain-biking course, but the village is also cordoned off and becomes part of the course, too. Stairs, included!
Since none of us are pro bikers in any way, I was worried there might not be much for us to do on the cycling front. But, boy, was I wrong. We rented bikes and helmets from Centre Aventure down in the lower village and enjoyed leisurely rides along the river on a two-lane pedestrian pathway perfect for biking, walking or running. One day, we rode for more than an hour and still didn’t make the full loop.
The multifunctional, 11.4 km paved path starts at the Tremblant Resort village and can take you right into the Old Village (La-Villageoise-de-Mont-Tremblant). It’s also authorized for fat bikes, rollerblading, hiking and cross-country skiing in the winter.
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Miss Q hit up the Crossroads Kids Camp, featuring small groups — broken into appropriate levels — who are guided through trails and obstacle courses in a series of day-long sessions, with a few friendly challenges thrown in for good measure. Designed for kids 6 to 12 years old, Miss Q was in great hands! Her allergies got the better of her and it turned into a half-day bike camp, but she had a lot of fun and asked to try it again next summer.
The K Man, on the other hand, is a slightly less enthusiastic cyclist. He’s a scooter kid and we really have to push him to get on a bike more than a few times each summer. However, he did amazing and loved the mountain bike we rented. I think it really boosted his confidence and I’m hopeful that he’ll join me more often at home.
That said, I’m definitely not a serious cyclist at all. I’ve tried mountain biking and enjoyed it. I own a lovely, Insta-worthy cruiser bike with a pink basket, and I’ll get on a bike several times each summer to lap up some rays with Miss Q because she loves it so much. Yet, as we rode through the bike path, I said to Big B, “We have to retire somewhere like here so I can do this every day.”
In fact, I enjoyed it so much, I may just try to complete the Gran Fondo Tremblant next year!
One of the highlights of the Crossroads bike festival is definitely the dirt bikes! Holy smokes — were they ever fun to watch. You have to make this a must-do for your Mont-Tremblant summer itinerary. The Tremblant bunny hill turns into both an obstacle course for the kids to mess around with AND it has some bigger jumps where the pros take over and wow the crowd. It was SO FUN watching them do freestyle flips and tricks, and spectators were so close to the course so it was even more intense.
The riders interacted with the kid spectators a lot, busting out high-fives after their turns…each gnarlier than the last.
More Mont-Tremblant summer activities
As if all of this wasn’t enough, we rounded out this summertime Tremblant holiday with…
The Mont-Tremblant Gondola
Always a beautiful ride any time of year, the scenic gondola ride up to Tremblant’s summit is a must for the views.
Tremblant’s climbing wall
Formerly just a kid-favourite, I decided to give this a whirl this year — and it was such fun! I really psyched myself out halfway up on my first try after making the mistake of looking down. The ole confidence-with-heights thing seems to be dwindling in my advanced years. But I powered back up and managed to “ding” the bell. Then swiftly got back to the ground and lay there for about 48 seconds until my heart started beating at a normal rate.
EuroBungy is where Mont-Tremblant summer is at!
This is, without a doubt, both of my kids’ favourite activity ever.
A cool new VR studio has popped up in the upper village this year (just alongside the Escape Rooms, through a side-door entrance) and for $90, four players get one hour of time doing All Things VR. And it was SUPER cool! Everyone gets 15 minutes in a “room” where you can select from a number of awesome games; one turn in the VR “pod” (Miss Q tried the Night Coaster and loved it, while I went crazy for the Pirate Ship ride simulator; and then as much time as remains in your hour on the stationary Oculus Rift headsets.
Hit a bit of rain? No bigs — head on over to Studio Creatif and paint pre-moulded pottery pieces to your liking. Miss Q painted a unicorn piggy bank ($40 total including paint and firing) and I painted a mug so big that a 2.5-cup matcha latte I made last week still didn’t fit it completely ($25). We painted our pieces at 6 p.m. and they were ready by 11 a.m. the next morning!
The best Mont-Tremblant summer lodging
Now that you know what to do in Mont-Tremblant this summer, you’re going to need a place to stay.
Here are my top picks:
- Residence Inn by Marriott Mont-Tremblant — we just stayed here on our most recent summer trip to Tremblant, and it blew me away. I had no idea this little gem was sitting in the village this whole time without so much as stepping foot into it. We had a two-floor room, which had a loft bedroom with two double beds (though I wish it had been a king!) and ensuite, and the main floor had a bedroom with a king bed and a washroom shared with the living space, which had a good-sized kitchenette and a living room with a queen pull-out sofa! It was a HUGE space. Breakfast is free and it was probably the best included breaky we’ve had at any of the Mont-Tremblant hotels — lots of variety and it changed a bit from day to day. It’s located in a great spot right underneath the cabriolet, mid-village
- Holiday Inn Tremblant
- Ermitage du lac
- Le Westin Tremblant
- Les Manoirs
- Tremblant Les Eaux
- Sommet des Neiges
Eating in the Tremblant village
This is a breeze when you consult my guide to Mont-Tremblant restaurants! We have dined in just about every Mont-Tremblant bar and restaurant and hit up all the patios; in this post, I break down their locations, price ranges and best dishes. It’s updated every time we visit and try something new, so be sure keep it handy whether you’re doing a Mont-Tremblant summer or winter visit.
And to stay on top of Tremblant deals all year round, click here.
For more great Mont-Tremblant information to help you plan your own family-friendly or adult-only getaway in any season, here are some of the additional pieces I’ve written over the years: Mont-Tremblant in the summer; Mont-Tremblant summer (that’s this one you’ve just read); Casino Mont-Tremblant; Casino Tremblant; winter activities in Mont-Tremblant; Mont-Tremblant restaurants; Mont-Tremblant chalet rentals; Mont-Tremblant village; and Camp Tremblant.
DISCLAIMER: Tremblant has supported some of our visits with accommodations, meals and activities to facilitate content; at times, we have paid for ourselves. All opinions and suggestions are my own either way.
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