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North America » Canada » Quebec » Mont Tremblant August 11th 2020

Lévis, 11 août. Jolie petite boucle en bordure de la zone boréale québécoise pour terminer cet été particulier. Cap à l'Ouest vers la Mauricie, Lanaudière, les Laurentides et l'Outaouais. De l'eau, beaucoup d'eau sur ce territoire, plusieurs grands cours d'eau y prennent ici leurs sources. Pas mal de belles baignades tout au long du périple, avec quelques belles randonnées en prime. Réservoir Taureau (source de la Mattawin), Parc du Mont-Tremblant (le camping de la chute aux rats et la grimpette à la Corniche au dessus du lac Monroe, mémorables!), Réservoir Baskatong (source de la Gatineau, même si officiellement c'est le réservoir Gouin), vallée de la Gatineau, Ottawa (une petite excursion hors-frontière) puis retour par les vallées de l'Outaouais et du Saint-Laurent, les découvertes furent nombreuses et je suis ravi! En vous souhaitant une année 2021 pleine ... read more
Réservoir Taureau
Parc des Sept Chutes, St-Zénon
St-Donat

North America » Canada » Quebec » Mont Tremblant June 1st 2016

Readers, it has been a while. Not that the five people who used to read this blog regularly are surprised. You all know me in real life, so you know I've been spending these past few years pretending to be an adult-type person with a career. It's been hard. It's been fun. Sometimes it's been both. But that's not why you're here. You're here because I finally left the country again for the first time since finishing my degree. Memorial Day weekend, my girlfriend Dani and I drove to Montreal to visit a friend of hers and explore the Laurentian Mountains in Quebec. So here I am. And here you are. (I hope.) Note: this entry does not have as many pictures as my previous entries. The pictures I do have were taken with an iPhone. ... read more

North America » Canada » Quebec » Mont Tremblant September 29th 2013

Geo: 46.1183, -74.6017Mont Tremblant is a purpose built ski resort just over one and a half hours drive north of Montreal. The whole resort was built from scratch and as my friend Paul would say "if Disney had to create a ski resort this would be it". The architecture is colourful and pretty but uniform throughout the village. There is a little gondola which takes you from the low village to the high village though it is a short walk anyway between the two. The place is full of shops, bars and restaurants and it is all pedestrianised. There is a climbing wall and little sled run for the kids and loads of golf courses to occupy people out of the ski season. We were booked into the Marriott residence in a two bed roomed apartment ... read more
aboard the little gondola
a ski slope in the fall
typical architecture of the village

North America » Canada » Quebec » Mont Tremblant August 11th 2013

Jacob and I left Ottawa again for Quebec. We were headed for Mont Tremblant, another provincial park. Many of Gary and Louise's friends suggested this part to us. It is worth the visit, although getting there is a bit of a trick. The signage becomes confused right around the village of Mont Tremblant and I turned in cirlcles for awhile just to locate the right road that will lead you up into the mountains and into the park. Once there, the camping sites at the main lake are private, large and with lots of trees to keep you shaded from the hot days and with plenty of options for tying up your tarps for the rain that might come. Jake and I set up our home and snuggled in for the night. (one marvelous thing about ... read more
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North America » Canada » Quebec » Mont Tremblant August 10th 2013

Le premier jour, Lundi, on a achété la nourriture pour 4 jours: 4 petits déjeuners, 4 déjeuners, et 4 soupers. Il a été confusé d'arriver à Mont Tremblant parce qu'il y a presque rien qui est marqué sur la route, et on était fustrés, mais on a eu on bon souper. Demain, on va aller faire un radonner. Jour 2, on est allé un beau radonner à pieds d'environ 5 km. J'ai utilisé mais nouveax bootes de radonner. Ills marchent très bien. On pençait d'aller nager, mais c'était trop froid, alors on est allé acheter le bois. Un homme nous a donné une bonne piece pour allumer notre feu. Quand on est retourné, j'ai mangé un peu des Crispers et Maman a fait le feu pour cuirass les pizzas. Jour 3, on restait au camp toute ... read more
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North America » Canada » Quebec » Mont Tremblant October 18th 2010

For our mini-honeymoon, we headed up to Mont Tremblant. We took off on the Monday, driving our slow ride in our dodgy rental car (which had unbalanced winter tires, one of which almost threadbare, causing the steering wheel to shake uncontrollably over 95kmph!) up to Mont Tremblant. It was a very scenic and pretty drive, and we arrived in time for beautiful colours reflecting off the lake. We checked into our one-bedroom suite at the Marriott and spent the rest of the afternoon and evening finally relaxing after one really long, stressful but amazingly wonderful week. Just enjoying the moment. And after dinner we came back to discover the fireplace lighted with extra logs. The next day we set off to explore and enjoy the sunshine. Feeling adventurous, we picked the 6.5km trail and headed up ... read more
Among the trees
Quack!
View from the Gondola

North America » Canada » Quebec » Mont Tremblant July 20th 2010

That was actually in 2003, on a fishing trip in a place 2 hours North of the city of LaTuque. Fishing was good. We caught some pikes and walleyes during the week, which we cooked as soon as we caught them. Delicious! I was there with my wife and a family of friends. One day, i left early to go fishing on the lake, while my friends were staying to relax a bit. At some point, in the cabin, they saw a bear paw through the damaged window screen, trying to grab some apples! They did some noise to chase it away. They went on the lake then, to tell me the story. When i heard the story, i immediately stopped fishing, to go back to the cabin, in the case the bear would be still ... read more
Pike fishing
Bear close to the cabin
Rustic cabin

North America » Canada » Quebec » Mont Tremblant November 21st 2009

What better than to spent a weekend in Mont-Tremblant at a 5 star resort with Aileen! Mont-Tremblant is about 1h30 minutes drive away from Montreal. They call it the ski resort paradise. After two wrong turns because of Aileen’s wonderful navigation... (It’s ok, I still love you girl) we arrive at the Westin Resort & Spa. What a beautiful hotel, very intimate, it is right at the heart of the village, clubs and restaurants. Since ski season hasn’t started yet, it was fairly quiet. I love it, because I don’t like big crowds and I find the services to be better. After checking in, we headed to our suite. Wow...what can I say? Large room with a fireplace, I wasn’t too impressed, because the fire was very small and we barely got any heat out of ... read more
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North America » Canada » Quebec » Mont Tremblant March 9th 2009

Greetings all, Since our last entry we've picked up a hire car (a big jeep which is just what we've needed here) and driven about two and a half hours to Tremblant Natonal Park - the ski area. We're staying in a fantastic chalet right in the village with friends. We've been wanting to 'do' the chalet thing for years and it really has proved as much fun as we'd hoped. Our chalet is perfect; it looks out over a huge lake and backs straight onto a forest with deer roaming round and frequentely coming to visit us at the back door! It has a HUGE fireplace which is perfect for relaxing after a hard day of skiing and beers. The ski resort itself is much better than we had hoped with VERY GOOD apres ski ... read more
More visitors to our chalet - at the back door!
James enjoying the apres ski
The South face of Tremblant over the lake

North America » Canada » Quebec » Mont Tremblant February 23rd 2009

Ceci est un test pour envoyer des photos de voyage.Voici une photo panoramique de Mont-Tremblant... read more




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