Happy Spring! Yay! Or at least what finally feels like Spring 😉
How has your Spring been?
The weather here has been, well, let’s just say, not too good this year so we are all just itching for Summer to arrive… or at least just nice weather in general 😉
I have been MIA for the past few weeks as I was doing some travelling. It was a much-needed break and left me feeling renewed and re-energized.
While I was off, I spent a few days in Mont Tremblant, Quebec and if you have never been, you are in for a treat. I shared a photo while there over on Instagram from the Mountain top but wanted to show you more of this amazing place.
Mont Tremblant is located in the Laurentian Mountains in the province of Quebec. It got its start as a ski lodge 80 years ago and has been attracting people from all over Canada and the world since. The mountain resort began with its very first ski lift in 1939 and has grown into a world-renowned village and play ground for out-door enthusiasts with skiing, hiking, boating and everything in between.
The Pedestrian Village
At the base of the mountain is the pedestrian village. It is filled with beautiful places to stay, amazing restaurants and unique shops.
Whenever I am at Mont Tremblant, I always stay in the pedestrian village. You can park your car upon arrival and then just walk where ever you need to go while you are there. Nothing beats being able to walk and be outside soaking in the sun and fresh mountain air.
And, might I suggest, that one of the things you HAVE to try while on any trip to Quebec, and frankly it wouldn’t be a trip there without it, is… Poutine! Fresh cut fries, gravy and cheese curds. Yum yum!
The Surrounding Area
If you are not an outdoor enthusiast, there is still plenty to do in the area. There are vintage and antique shops galore on the road from Montebello to Tremblant. Most are just bursting at the seams with vintage wares, rusty finds and reclaimed treasures. It is a treasure hunters dream!! (and one of the main reasons I love making the trip!)
The Mountain Top
My very favourite thing to do while at Mont Tremblant though is to ride the cable car to the top of the mountain. Even though I am not a fan of heights, it is an experience not to be missed!
The cable car starts off in the pedestrian village and for about 12 minutes rides straight up the side of the mountain. The view from the top is spectacular and even the ride up and down are amazing in and of themselves. You pass a mountain waterfall, a small pond (that I have seen deer drinking from!) and the shrinking village in the distance.
If you look carefully in the picture below, you can just see some of the rooftops from the village in the centre of the photo. You can also see part of the cable car track and it is amazing to me how small they all look from the top!
When you get to the top, it is worth staying for a few hours. Walk, sit, meditate, bask. There is nothing so humbling as seeing only mountains and trees for as far as the eye can see on every side of you. It certainly reminds you what a large world we live in and how important it is to do everything we can to preserve it.
I think we all need to see the view from the top of a mountain. Both figuratively and literally! Nothing makes you feel so alive (and so small) as sitting at the top of a mountain.
May you all have a mountain top experience soon!