Located 130 kilometres north of Montréal, Mont-Tremblant is a big playground for unquenchable outdoor lovers. Hiking, biking, canoeing, rafting or horseback riding are just a few activities available during summer in this enchanting region. In winter, those crazy about downhill skiing and snowboarding will find their match somewhere on the 630 acres off skiable area offered by the Mont-Tremblant resort. The rich Laurentian forest can also be explored with a dogsled of powerful Huskies.
In French Mont-Tremblant means the "Trembling Mountain". This name comes from a Native legend saying that the Mountain was quivering every time someone disobeyed the rules prescribed by the Great Manitou Council which were to cherish and respect nature. Today, the Youth hostel still obeys these rules but with a contemporary twist.
The Mont-Tremblant is part of the world's oldest mountain chain and is also an immense National Park where wild life can be observed. Its untamed nature provides a safe haven for mammals such as black bears, moose and wolf and for some 200 species of birds, including the bald eagle, an endangered species in Québec.