Montreal In The Fall 6

Autumn is a very lively season at Mont Tremblant, in the Laurentian Mountains, about 1 hour north of Montreal. It is an excellent time for taking advantage of the last beautiful days before winter.

The area is stunning from any viewpoint, but especially during the fall color season. Tremblant visitors can ride a gondola or hike to the mountaintop, where people see up-close views of owls and hawks in a spectacular natural setting. The trained birds literally swoop over the heads of visitors and pose perfectly for photographs.

Back down at the mountain’s base, family friendly activities may be available, depending on the season and weather – including a luge ride, Eurobungy trampoline and Le Petit Geant, which is a mini-golf course which replicates one of the nearby 18-hole courses.

For visitors and residents alike, the hub of Mont-Tremblant remains its colorful European-style pedestrian village which is at the base of the mountain. There are plenty of shops, restaurants and a cafeteria.

The village is the scene for various music festivals throughout the year, including a performance by the Montreal symphony during Fete Musique on Labour Day weekend.

While you admire the gorgeous Laurentian scenery dressed with fall colors, in the Autumn, every weekend, musicians delight you with concerts in the heart of the village. On weekends from September 11th to October 11th, during the Symphony of Colours at Tremblant the village resounds with the beat. The music is presented free of charge at Place Saint-Bernard. Each Saturday and Sunday, various music groups perform classics or play their own creations. The last of the concerts is this week-end.

Saturday October 9
1pm, 2pm and 3pm Endrick Tremblay

Sunday October 10
1pm, 2pm and 3pm The Day Makers

Monday October 11
1pm, 2pm and 3pm Kaméléon

The newest grand-addition is a great view and / or a gambling experience at Casino de Mont-Tremblant, on the mountain. Since opening in June 2009, the casino has attracted 700,000 visitors. It is only a 10-minute, free gondola ride (or take a bus shuttle) from Tremblant’s main hotel area.

The mountainside casino was designed with the view, environment and gambling patrons all in mind. Windows and light set Casino de Mont-Tremblant apart from most other casinos, anywhere.

The owners want people to enjoy the view, and to be able to look outside. The $67-million casino offers 500 slot machines and 20 craps and poker tables, along with a high-stakes area (offering gambling in a private setting). That area is expected to attract the many famous actors and athletes who visit or have homes near Tremblant.

Casino de Mont-Tremblant has a strong Chinese clientele, along with British visitors and day trippers from Ottawa and Montreal. The most popular games are baccarat, blackjack and both English and American roulette.

For Halloween, the resort will have many festivities. You can learn more about them Halloween at Mont Tremblant

REFERENCE:
Mont Tremblant Visitor Info

Watch the seasons change using the Mont Tremblant webcams
Mont Tremblant – last-minute deals

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