November 26, 2021

A Region to Discover: Mont-Tremblant’s Old Village

Located between the City of Mont Tremblant and the resort village, the Old Village offers all the charm of the countryside in a picturesque setting. Located on the edge of Lake Mercier, it is an ideal setting for a getaway at any time of the year.

 

A little history

The Old Village of Mont-Tremblant was built in the late 1930s by Joseph Bondurant-Ryan, a rather eccentric American millionaire. The architecture of its dwellings was inspired by the traditional houses of Île d’Orléans. In fact, the Old Village chapel is an exact copy of the Saint-Laurent church built on Île d’Orléans in 1678. To preserve its historical value, the Saint-Bernard chapel was converted into a performance hall. The oldest hotel in the region still in operation is found in the village. The Lac Mercier Inn, now Hôtel Mont Tremblant, was built in 1902. To experience a journey into the past, heritage tours of the Old Village are regularly organized and include the downtown area of the City of Mont Tremblant (formerly St-Jovite). The exceptional beauty of the Laurentian countryside, the abundant fish and wildlife, the quality of the air and the warmth and hospitality of its inhabitants has made it very popular with visitors from Montreal, the United States, and now, from all over the world.

Old Village Attractions

The main street and village trails are perfect for enjoyable walks and bike rides where you can meet the locals and admire the surrounding landscape. More authentic and quieter than the resort village, you can discover affordable shops and boutiques, bakeries, pubs, and restaurants. The old railway station now houses an exhibition centre (Place de la Gare) open year-round where paintings by local artists are presented. Another advantage appreciated by visitors to the Old Village is the nearby amenities – the Tremblant downtown area is only three kilometres away.

The village and the resort host many cultural events and festivals *. During the summer, a visit to the farmers’ markets is a must if you are passionate about local food and artisanal products.

  • Fall Colour Festival
  • Tremblant 24H Festival
  • International Blues Festival
  • International Film Festival
  • Classical Music Festival
  • Jazz Festival
  • Ferrari Festival
  • Spin Ski and Snowboard Festival (Telus)

A paradise for sports lovers

A stone’s throw from the P’tit Train du Nord linear park and the Tremblant resort, you can choose from a variety of sports activities no matter the season. The paved linear bike trail is perfect for cyclists and fans of inline skating. Winter has plenty to offer to those who love outdoor activities, they can go skating or tubing, hit the nearby ski slopes – and don’t forget the kilometres of cross-country ski trails. This is the perfect time of year to learn about dog sledding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, or even ice fishing. Both young and old enjoy skating on an ice ring while admiring the superb scenery of Lac Mercier. During the summer months, a groomed beach delights summer visitors who wish to indulge in nautical pleasures. Of course, we have to mention the nine golf courses and the bike trail that winds through the Old Village connecting it to the resort. The more adventurous can set off to raft down the Rivière du Diable (the Devil’s River)!

Whether you visit as a couple, a family or with friends, this peaceful village has several accommodation options for an unforgettable weekend, stay or vacation.

Mont-Tremblant … a few figures

3rd quarter 2021

The number of sales decreased by 39 per cent in the third quarter, totalling 165 transactions.There were a total of 190 new properties for sale, a decline of 54 per cent, while active listings dropped by 38 per cent.

By property category

Sales of condominiums fell by 34 per cent to 119 transactions. The median price dropped 6 per cent to $340,000. Finally, for single-family homes, there were 40 sales in the third quarter and active listings fell by 41 per cent. For more statistics, click here.

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