Tonga Lumina: a night walk in search of the giant, this summer at Tremblant

The upcoming summer months will be showcasing a new lineup of discoveries and experiences including Tonga Lumina, a night walk created and produced by Moment Factory, plus all-new evening family entertainment.

Summer starts early May when Tremblant’s golf courses Le Diable and Le Géant open, followed by an exciting list of sports events and renowned artists headlined in free shows. With a wide array of events and new businesses to discover in the pedestrian village, everything is set up for families, sweethearts and friends to enjoy a custom stay at Tremblant.

Tonga Lumina: A night walk in search of the giant

Every day from late July until Thanksgiving weekend, Tremblant’s deep nature environment sets the stage for a singular Moment Factory production: an immersive and interactive illuminated night walk in search of a sleeping giant who, legend has it, calls Mont Tremblant home. Whenever he awakens, all his descendants return to this sacred land to seek out his ancient wisdom. Participants are invited to don the amulet and follow a mysterious path deep into the heart of this enchanted mountain, to discover the secret the giant has to share. Each visitor receives an interactive amulet unique to Tremblant: it serves to enhance their experience as they progress through the night walk.

Open to all after sundown, the night walk begins in the pedestrian village with a ride on the Flying Mile lift. From its midway station, the adventure plunges thrill-seekers into an audiovisual universe showcasing the mountain’s natural elements, on a 1.5 km maintained forest trail. Tickets are scheduled to go on sale early June, at tongalumina.ca.

 

Refreshed, Upgraded Event Programme

In addition to the must-attend Québec/Canada Cup mountain bike race events, the IRONMAN triathlons, Rythmes Tremblant and Angèle Dubeau’s Fête de la musique, here is a quick preview of what’s new in 2017:

  • Family Fun After Sundown (July 3 – August 30) ? Interactive after-sunset celebration for all, spotlighting participant talent and daring. Dance, circus acts, songs and other activities for every taste;
  • Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant (May 27) ? More rider groups, smaller groups and more speed categories to choose from;
  • Burrows Cup Mont-Tremblant (June 2-4 & September 8-10) ? The biggest 4 on 4 ball hockey event in Québec with no offsides, and no face-offs;
  • Lolë White Tour (June 10) ? Place St-Bernard and Club Plage & Tennis welcome yogis wearing white. Sundown yoga as well, followed by a show;
  • Grand défi Pierre Lavoie Stopover (June 17) ? Close to 1,000 riders make their way into the pedestrian village in early afternoon, as part of acclaimed 1,000 km cycling marathon;
  • Tremblant International Blues Festival (July 7-16) ? Over 100 free shows, harmonica and cigar-box guitar workshops, artist meet-ups, DJ on the Blues Square, public piano, musical bicycles and exclusive to Tremblant, a unique Blues retrospective on July 12;
  • Free Outdoor Shows ? Coleman Hell, famous for his huge hit 2 Heads, performs August 5 while David Usher lights up Place St-Bernard August 12;
  • Wanderlust Tremblant (August 24-27) ? In addition to yoga workshops hosted by Elena Brower and Seane Corn, shows by Bonobo, Con Brio and IN-Q plus presentations by David Wolfe and Sylvie Fréchette;
  • Tremblant Gourmand (September 14-17) ? Four days of programming presented by Agropur, including foodie yoga treks, gourmand cyclotouring, hiking with 15 gourmet stopovers, BBQ workshops on the Tabasco® stage, and Caveau à Vino wine tastings;
  • Bonneville 808 Challenge (September 22-24) ? Cycling event for solo and team riders who must complete a 404 km course twice, in under 48 hours. Funds raised by participants go to the Quebec Foundation for Athletic Excellence

 

What’s New in the Pedestrian Village?

  • Le Q.G.: Urban pub & restaurant with assorted tartares, signature dishes and novel cocktails;
  • Pinwheel: Popcorn in more ways and flavours than you ever imagined;
  • Mission Laser: Tactical laser tag in a labyrinth of lights beams;
  • Fairmont Tremblant: New lobby, urban pub and bar lounge, innovative buffet-style restaurant, self-serve casual café and newly remodeled outdoor pool & patio area;
  • Casino de Mont-Tremblant: New electronic gaming and entertainment area, opening June 22.

 

May 12 Tee Off on Championship Golfs Courses

In just a few days, two championship golf courses will be welcoming their first players of the season. Le Géant with its elevated plateaux and generous lake or mountain views opens May 12 while Le Diable and its daunting red sandtraps opens May 19. Sign up for the Tremblant Golf Academy’s spring lessons running from May 13 to June 16, and buy T-Golf tickets until June 20 at 46% off the regular price.

The Tremblant International Blues Festival, as seen by Anne-Marie Withenshaw

by Anne-Marie Withenshaw

I’m delighted to announce that I will be returning as spokesperson for the 24th annual Tremblant International Blues Festival. My excitement for the event is always just as strong, year after year. This unique festival takes place in the heart of Tremblant’s superb pedestrian village. What’s more, it offers unrivaled access to spectacular artists.

Incredible discoveries

The Blues Festival is the perfect occasion for all kinds of new discoveries. With ten days of festivities, you can immerse yourself in Tremblant’s enchanting atmosphere, which perfectly complements the event’s musical rhythms.

One of my favourite things about the festival is discovering new artists. To get the most out of the experience, I go from stage to stage, then take the time to enjoy the performances I’ve chosen to watch. Each year, I discover several artists I’d never heard of before and now they are among my regular playlist!

Unrivaled access

It’s simple: no other musical event offers this kind of access to artists! In this respect, the Tremblant International Blues Festival is truly one of a kind. At Tremblant, it’s completely natural for artists to join the crowd and share precious moments of musical togetherness with other blues lovers. Keep your eyes open, as musicians often treat visitors to performances on the village’s terraces and in its restaurants and bars.

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The perfect escape

As soon as you arrive in the heart of the pedestrian village, you’ll see that the festival offers much more than live music! In addition to numerous free shows, the destination serves up 1,001 ways to have fun. I often attend the festival with family and friends: there’s truly something for everyone. It’s simply impossible to be bored with all the activities, restaurants and shops right on site!

An electrifying atmosphere

The Tremblant International Blues Festival has become an annual tradition for me and my loved ones. We always leave with great memories. Music is a big part of how I spend my time at the festival, but I always find time for a little adventure too. I enjoy hiking as a family, going down the luge run with my daughter and relaxing by the lake with my partner, to name just a few examples!

Follow the lead of so many other festivalgoers and get your fill of blues, beauty and fun in larger-than-life Tremblant!

 

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An international reach

Did you know that the festival brings over 100,000 visitors to Tremblant annually? Over ten days, it creates a unique ambiance that you won’t get any other time of year. Once you arrive in the heart of the pedestrian village, you’ll see what makes the festival such an incredible experience. Over the years, I’ve taken part in many festivals big and small. But nothing compares to the Tremblant International Blues Festival! Visit as a family and bring your friends. Take it from me: you’re sure to create unforgettable memories!

I’m looking forward to seeing you there!

Are you and your bike ready to ride?


Tremblant is a paradise for cyclists of all types with our scenic and challenging roads, large network of mountain trails and paved multifunctional trail. To show off this one-of-a-kind playground we’re hosting two huge biking events right at the start of our summer season!

May 19 – 22 –  Vélomotion  

This is a mountain bike festival for the whole family. With activities for kids, guided tours of the mountain, gondola access to the summit, bike yoga and much more.

 

May 27 – Gran Fondo Mont-Tremblant

This mass participation sporting event attracts thousands of road bike enthusiasts who come back year after year to enjoy some of the most scenic landscapes of our region.  Join the pack !


So with cycling season just around the corner and all these fun events ahead, it’s time to make sure your gear is as ready to roll as you are.

Here is our quick check list for safe biking:

Tires

After a few months hidden away in the shed or the garage, your bike’s tires will most likely be flat or low on air. Use an air pressure gauge to make sure your air pressure is at just the right level.  Depending on use, the tread of your tires should be checked as well to ensure they are still safe.

Cables and brakes

Your brake and gear cables need to be checked regularly, especially after hibernation. They’re constantly being used, so wear and tear is unavoidable. Pull on your brake levers to make sure they engage both sides of the brakes on each wheel. The brakes should not stick and should fully stop the wheel in motion.   Run your fingers over the length of the cables to check for damage. If you spot frayed or sticky cables, they should be replaced.

Chain

Look out for rust and grime. A good cleaning and some lubricant will make everything run smoother. Also check your chain tension by lightly pressing against the top chain, it should not move more than half an inch. If your chain is too lose it might come off while riding; too tight it can damage your gears.

Wheel

Spin the wheel! It should spin easily without quivering and there should be no contact between the rim and the brake pads.

Best advice is to plan a full tune up with our bike specialists at the Chalet des Voyageurs at the base of the Tremblant pedestrian village or with your favourite bike shop.

Have a great biking season 🙂

Skiing, terraces, events… Spring in Tremblant is the best!

Photo via @Claire_Laflamme #tremblant – March 18 2017

Terraces

Terrace season is here! As soon as the sun shines above the pedestrian village the terraces become the place to be for your lunch or après-ski. With over 25 options to choose from, it can be hard to find the best spot! Looking to be in the center of the action? The Place Saint-Bernard is a sure bet with spacious outdoor seating areas at Fat Mardi’s, Resto-Bar Le Shack, La Forge Bistro-Bar & Grill and Bullseye Saloon & Grill.

Mid-way up the rue des Remparts you’ll find another fun vibe with patios right in the sunshine until late in the day. P’tit Caribou, Coco Pazzo, Laurent Louis, Socal Kitchen and Pizzateria all have outdoor seating for 60+ people. Microbrasserie La Diable and Casey’s Resto-Bar can even seat upwards of 150 people outside! Sunshine for everyone!

Events

Springtime at Tremblant also means tons of exciting events before the scheduled end-of-season date, April 17.

  • Sports Experts Canadian Alpine Ski Championships, March 24-28 Top athletes from Canada and elsewhere compete for a national title in slalom and giant slalom events. A rare opportunity to watch some of Tremblant’s own ambassador athletes on course! Valérie Grenier, Marina Vilanova, Simon Fournier, Heidi Roussin and Mikaela O’Brien.

  • Caribou Cup, April 1 A sure-fire symbol of spring, the Caribou Cup attracts the daring few who try their luck at riding across a pond on skis or snowboard. Exploits are later celebrated at Le P’tit Caribou, entirely renovated since June 2016.

  • Burton El Nino, April 2 Youngsters ages 12 and under registered for the event enjoy free supervised coaching in a specially designed snow park that even features a zone for kids ages 6 and under. Later in the day, a friendly race is followed by an awards ceremony for both winners and participants alike.

  • Rock & Ride Rockstar@Tremblant, April 8 The second edition of this event takes place in the Adrenaline snow park with friendly jump and rail competitions, a BBQ, participation prizes and non-stop tunes courtesy of a DJ.

  • Sunny Apres Skis by Corona, April 15 & 16 Corona brightens the North Side’s Fourchette du Diable patio starting at noon, with ice cold beer, music and door prizes. Live mariachi spice up the mood and other surprises are in store for skiers and riders celebrating the last weekend of the ski season.

  • Easter Celebrations, April 16  Easter egg hunt, petting zoo and face painting make for sweet family fun that starts at 11 am in the pedestrian village, with a DJ on music on Place St-Bernard.

 

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Jump into the action and take part in major events! One day of volunteering = 1 ski lift ticket. Learn more here :

tremblant.ca/things-to-do/events/be-a-volunteer

 

Rythmes Tremblant: even more for children to love!

Starting this Friday July 22nd and going on until Sunday July 31st, Tremblant is celebrating the 13th edition of the Rythmes Tremblant! This musical event offers tons of outdoor concerts for every taste, along with entertainment for the whole family. Colourful characters and irresistible rhythms from around the world will enliven our pedestrian village once more this summer.

This year the festival has added a lot to its program by focusing more on kids. With plenty of shows for children featuring exciting interactive adventures in music, from percussion workshops and kids dance parties, to storytelling, sing-alongs and magic shows, your young ones are sure to be entertained! These shows and workshops will be happening every afternoon at 3p.m., from July 23rd to 31st, at the Promenade Deslauriers stage.
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Come evening, at the Place Saint-Bernard, young and young at heart can boogie the night away to classics showcasing a rainbow of eras and styles ? disco, retro, rock n’ roll and so much more!

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Check out the full event schedule on tremblant.ca

See you there!