Mont Tremblant: A Place Where Kids Can Have a Ton of Fun


There's no end to the fun that kids of all ages can enjoy at Mont-Tremblant, which is essentially one giant Laurentian playground. Here you've got the wilderness adventure of Quebec's oldest national park, the snowy mountainsides of one of its best-known ski complexes, and a whole slew of activities perfect for the pint-sized members of the family!

Whatever the age range and interests of your happy brood, Mont-Tremblant makes for an ideal family destination. Let's sample some of the kid-oriented activities that the region serves up across the calendar–and, remember, we'll only be scratching the surface!

Picture of Mont-Tremblant, Quebec taken April 17th, 2005 by Pierre Vanacker.
The Classic Mont-Tremblant Getaway

 For one thing, of course, there are the slopes: It basically goes without saying that Mont-Tremblant is one of North America's great hubs for skiing and snowboarding. And there's the full span of difficulty, too, which means children who are already veteran skiers or snowboarders as well as those looking to learn the basics both have plenty of options.

If you've got younger ones with you for a Tremblant ski vacation, a variety of programs can make sure they're happy and safe while you're hitting the slopes. The Kidz Club Daycare, for instance, gives one- to six-year-olds a secure, stimulating, and supervised environment, while Mother Nature Camp directly introduces three- and four-year-olds to skiing with a daylong, toddler-friendly tutorial.

Who knows? A vacation at Mont-Tremblant could instill a lifelong love of snow sports.

Outdoor Adventure in Mont-Tremblant National Park

The outdoor experience isn't confined to the Mont-Tremblant ski slopes. The glorious Laurentian forests and waterways of Mont-Tremblant National Park provide an ideal venue for introducing kids to the wonders of the natural world. It's a breathtakingly scenic outdoor classroom where the lessons come in many forms–and always exhilarate.

Canoeing or kayaking on Lac Monroe or Riviere du Diable, hoofing it along better than 80 kilometers of hiking trails, bicycling under maple and fir canopies–children will have a blast experiencing the Laurentian wilderness firsthand. In winter, a cross-country ski or snowshoe outing can become a primer on wildlife tracking: Discovering the prints of an eastern wolf or a moose in the deep woods has the makings of a truly indelible memory.

And speaking of wolves, there's always the chance that a backcountry campsite in the park might come with a soundtrack of wolf howls–as thrilling an experience in the Quebec wilds as you could ask for, and one that utterly transcends generations.

All-Out Fun

 From dog-sledding and ice-skating to go-karting and ziplining, the younger crowd has yet more delights in store during the family stay in Tremblant. Over at Mont Blanc Resort, for example, there's the enormous Jungle Macique indoor playroom: a full four stories of ball pits, slides, and other interactive infrastructure sure to bring a smile to the face of any youngster.

Excitement of a different kind comes with the apprentice-falconer experience at the Mont-Tremblant Resort. Older children will love learning the basics of falconry–and the memorable chance to call a magnificent Harris hawk to their (fully gloved) arm!

From hawks to huskies, from paddling forays to hijinks in the snow, Mont-Tremblant boasts all the ingredients for a first-class family escape. It's time to make a beeline here with the whole crew!

Richard Treadwell devotes his spare time to being a camp coordinator for kids and has plenty of experience of organizing fun-filled days for them. He likes to share his ideas online and writes regularly for a number of family-orientated websites.

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