The Short Version: Deep in Canada’s Laurentian Mountains is Tremblant, a highly regarded mountain village where visitors come to ski, kayak, hike, golf, gamble, and relax in the fresh mountain air. You can take your significant other to this Québec getaway to enjoy upscale meals and budget-friendly activities in the Great White North. Whether you’re ambling along the shores of Lake Tremblant or cozying up with a meal by the fire, Tremblant’s beauty beguiles couples throughout the year. Book your stay at one of the village’s rustic condos to truly get away from it all with someone special.
The romance of a mountain village is undeniable. Thoughts of holding hands in the snow and cuddling by a fire have tempted me on many a hot and sticky Florida day. It’s a daydream of mine to take a romantic getaway to a snowy destination where I imagine a flurry of beautiful and heartwarming moments await.
Going to Québec’s Tremblant is like stepping into a dream. During the cold season, it’s a winter wonderland for couples looking to ski together and escape the everyday hustle and bustle of the city. After a day on the slopes, you and your significant other can take refuge at a fine dining establishment with sweeping mountain views.
The municipality of Mont-Treblant is full of romantic spots to visit with someone special, so we’ve named the mountain village a top dating destination in Canada.
“The village, with its lights, shops, restaurants, and outdoor fireplaces, is a dating activity on its own,” said Adviser Annick Marseille. “The ambiance is set for romance.”
You & Your Date Can Explore 96 Ski Trails of Varying Difficulty
Located within the Laurentian Mountains northwest of Montreal, Tremblant is a perfect skiing destination for couples visiting the Great White North. You can take your pick between 96 trails crisscrossing down the mountainside. Come early to get first go at the fresh powder!
If it’s your first visit to the ski resort, you can take a free guided tour to get your bearings. Tours run every morning during the winter season, which lasts from November to April. Plus, vacationing parents can get some alone time by scheduling kid-friendly ski lessons at the Tremblant Snow School.
“Tremblant has something for every skier!” Annick said enthusiastically. “First-timers will be happy to start with our great instructors, and thrill seekers will explore the mountain’s steepest trails or glades.”
You can earn discounts by booking your winter equipment in advance, and keep an eye out for special money-saving offers, including the Latitude Card and weekday ticket discounts. Tremblant’s ski slopes can be a beautiful and budget-friendly escape for couples and families headed to Québec in the winter.
During the Summer, Rent a Kayak & Have Lunch at the Tennis Club
Whether you enjoy pottery or golf, Mont-Tremblant gives visitors a chance to indulge in their hobbies and make a special memory in the village. Kayaking on Lake Tremblant is a summer favorite for many visitors. You can rent the necessary equipment at Centre Nautique Pierre Plouffe, which is conveniently located right next to the Beach and Tennis Club.
You can work up an appetite kayaking the lake with your partner and settle down to a nice lunch at the club or have a drink at the Beach Bar. If you want to save time and energy, you can order the lunch trio special, which includes one sandwich, one bag of chips, and one fountain drink.
From horseback riding to helicopter trips, couples will find a long list of activities to enjoy in Tremblant. “There are a lot of other cool activities for couples such as spas, skating, and the Snowshoe-Fondue tour,” Annick said.
“Nothing like a late-afternoon snowshoe that leads to a fondue dinner at Refuge Cabin,” wrote David S. in a TripAdvisor review on his four-hour trek through the mountain. “A wonderful culinary delight awaited us.”
Tonga Lumina, a new visitor attraction, is a nighttime walk through an illuminated pathway in search of a sleeping giant. The fantastical and romantic stroll through forests and fields is a wonderful date activity for couples with an active imagination and a sense of adventure.
Try Your Luck! The Casino Is Open All Year Round
Tremblant’s Casino attracts visitors in all four seasons. Many people stop by to try their luck on the slot machines, craps tables, and American roulette wheel. The refined game area offers $5 blackjack games as well as video poker games in 16 active stations. Bring a date to be your lucky charm, and you can play games late into the night.
Plus, on the second floor of the casino, you’ll find the Altitude Restaurant, which offers an elevated dining experience. Be sure to ask for a table by the window so you can enjoy your five-course meal while taking in a panoramic view of the mountains.
“This casino is very unique,” Annick told us. “It has high ceilings and large windows with a magnificent view of the mountain. It’s worth a visit!”
French-Inspired Restaurants Provide a Unique Culinary Experience
The dining establishments in Mont-Tremblant are truly a cut above the rest. Creative chefs work hard to put together unique menus that diners will never forget.
La Savoie is a cherished retreat for many couples because its traditional Savoyard cheese fondue quickly warms the heart. Sharing a meal in this authentic spot gives you a chance to slow down and savor fresh fruits, savory meats, and delicious chocolate-dipped desserts. What could be better?
If you’re in the mood for pasta, Coco Pazzo is the most popular Italian restaurant in the area. For over 21 years, the restaurant has wowed diners with local flavors and handcrafted meals. The white tablecloths and soft lighting invite romance all year long.
Not all eateries in Mont-Tremblant are upscale establishments with a dress code. Couples who enjoy pub-style meals love Fat Mardi’s, which boasts a Louisiana-inspired menu. This low-key restaurant focuses more on food than atmosphere and serves towering juicy hamburgers along with heaping piles of fries.
Café d’Époque doesn’t serve food, but its specialty drinks are known throughout the village. The bar’s club-like atmosphere makes it a perfect spot for daters seeking a nightcap.
Stay at a Hotel or Condo That Offers Lodging Privileges
When you book your lodging in Tremblant, pay particular attention to the deals associated with where you’re staying. Annick gave us an insider’s tip about that: “One of the best hidden secrets about Tremblant is that when you stay in participating hotels, you get free privileges such as unlimited access to the panoramic gondola in the summer.”
In the winter, you can skate on the local skating rink for free if you stay in participating hotels. Learn more about Tremblant’s lodging privileges here. From first access to outdoor tracks in the morning to complementary tube sliding in the evening, these privileges can help couples save money while partaking in all that Tremblant has to offer.
Tremblant: A Gorgeous Place to Escape With a Lover
Tremblant’s ski slopes are a natural draw for romantics in Canada. There’s just something so appealing about the idea of chasing one another through the snow during the day, and then cuddling up for a warm meal at night.
Anyone planning a romantic getaway would be well-served by Tremblant’s many indoor and outdoor diversions. I know I’ll spend many summer days wishing I could be at Tremblant sampling French dishes, strolling along the shores of the lake, and soaking in the cool mountain air.
“We’ve visited Tremblant on several occasions in both the winter and summer months,” said one Ontario resident on TripAdvisor. “It’s gorgeous.”