Tremblant is celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary on July 1 with a free activity and event programme that is bound to please both tall and small alike, with roving entertainers and the traditional birthday cake to musical performances and fireworks, late evening.
A Lively Village
All day long on July 1, kids are sure to enjoy our mascot Toufou and balloon sculptor, Marc-Ambulle. In the afternoon, on Place des Voyageurs, visitors are invited to attend the flag-raising ceremony, and share a piece of cake decorated like the Canadian flag, with face-painting for the little ones who are welcome to choose any animal or character they wish.
Highs & Foreign Diplomats ‒ Free Outdoor Shows
In addition to the day's family fun, Canada Day celebrations take centre stage with Toronto alternative pop band Highs playing the opening act. Afterwards, known for its contagious energy, Laurentian band Foreign Diplomats fires up the mood with its indie pop sound. Next, the Canadian Flag Parade takes place at 10:30 pm, followed by the fireworks show at 10:45 pm. As a result, some roads will be temporarily closed to traffic, so kindly plan ahead (details below).
Action-Packed Long Weekend
Friday June 30 at 8:30 pm, Gab Padilla cleverly fuses a string of musical genres ‒ from blues to rock and hip-hop. Then on Sunday July 2, Rob Lutes climbs on the Place St-Bernard stage with his deep voice and perfect blend of blues, folk and Americana. Programme details at tremblant.ca.
Tons of Activities to Try Out
Why not make the most of your Canada Day visit, and fly the Tremblant skies with Ziptrek Ecotours? Punctuated by short forest hikes, the ziplines take you from summit to base in about 3 hours of treetop thrills and awesome views, on five double ziplines ‒ four of which span about 1 km. In addition to Ziptrek, the lake always beckons for a swim or to practise a favourite water sport such as canoeing, kayaking, water skiing and so much more! Also think hiking, Birds of Prey Show, the Skyline luge ride, cycling around the area or keeping the kids occupied on the Eurobungy, climbing wall and at the Akropark. For a complete list of activities, please visit tremblant.ca/activities.
Up to 30% Off Summer Getaways
Book a stay between now and June 20 2017 and get up to 30% off lodging, in addition to unlimited free access to the scenic gondola at participating hotel establishments with the summer getaway offer.
Please note that Saturday July 1, owing to the Canada Day Fireworks Show taking place at 10:45 pm, certain roads will be temporarily closed to traffic:
- 2:00 pm ‒ midnight: Partial closure of Chemin du Curé-Deslauriers, from Chemin Duplessis to Chemin des Voyageurs (limited access to employees with a P4X parking permit);
- 10:15 pm ‒ 11:30 pm: Closure of P4X parking area;
- 10:40 pm ‒ 11:00 pm: Partial closure of Chemin Duplessis, from Montée Ryan to Chemin des Voyageurs; as well, partial closure of Chemin des Voyageurs, from Chemin au Pied-de-la-Montagne to Chemin du Curé-Deslauriers.
Canadian Heritage has provided $42,000 under the Celebrate Canada program for festivities in Mont-Tremblant. "In this year, when we mark Canada 150, Canada Day is undoubtedly the high point of the celebrations taking place across the country," said the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister of Canadian Heritage. "I invite residents and visitors to get out and enjoy the many activities offered in Tremblant to celebrate our history, heritage, culture and achievements with pride."
Source : Tremblant