Your Heart Might Stop With This Adventure At Mont Tremblant National Park

on August 28, 2013
Via Ferrata, Mont Tremblant National Park

Mountains, lakes and wildlife as far the eye can see. Catch this breath-taking view while hanging off the side of a rock cliff at Mont Tremblant National Park; no climbing experience necessary!

Located just north of the town of Mont-Tremblant, about two hours north-west of Montreal (and about 4 hours from Ottawa), Mont Tremblant National Park (Lac-des-Dix-Milles, QC) spans over a thousand squared kilometres, including six rivers and over 400 lakes and streams. It’s a beautiful landscape for campers and adventurous nature lovers to enjoy, as well as great backdrop for fishing, canoeing, and hiking. There are also two supervised beaches.

But the most unique and heart-racing activity here is the Via Ferrata. The route is built right into the Vache Noire rock wall, and is designed to allow access to a most stunning view over the park. Via Ferrata tours are provided by the Mont Tremblant Activity Centre, and range from 3 to 5 hours long and from beginner to advanced. However, even the beginner route can be physically challenging at times!

Overlooking the Diable River below, the Via Ferrata will essentially be a hike/climb around the rock on bridges, built-in steps, and various rock nooks and crannies, all while harnessed and clipped onto a steel cable.

Climbers must be at least 12 years of age (8 years old for the Family Excursion), and closed sport shoes are a must.

Mont Tremblant National Park is open year-round with winter activities. The Via Ferrata is open from June to mid-October.

This park is located near, but is not part of, the Mont Tremblant Resort well-known for its golf and skiing (though you can certainly make both spots part of a great weekend trip!).

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