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29 September 2013

Cross Canada and Back, Part 40


On Our Way To Mont-Tremblant, Quebec

August 12th 2012, Day 89, Friday

The last couple of days we were camped at Camping Marina St-Roch de Mekinac. That was not a good place, right on the road, and not well run. We were happy to leave this morning.

Fram Fields
Farm Fields

On our way to Mont Tremblant, Quebec

We are taking Hwys. 155 and 55 to Trois Rivière and then Hwys. 40, 640,and 15 to Ivy-sur-Lac just before Mont-Tremblant in the Laurentians. The drive from Trois-Rivière to close to Montreal is beautiful. This is one of the breadbasket of Québec: lush fields, dairy farms, corn, potatoes, healthy looking homes and farms are a pleasure to see.

A Lake along the way
As we drive west toward Montreal, we feel like re-entering civilization. The quiet, cosy feeling from the Lac Saint Jean area, the Saguenay, the Charlevoix Coast, and the Gaspé Peninsula are gone. People are driving faster, everybody is rushing some place.

We booked 3 nights at Camping du Domaine Lausanne in Ivy-sur-Lac. This is a beautiful campsite on a pretty lake, clean and very well run. Families and retirees are milling around, swimming, walking and enjoying themselves.

sign of Mont Tremblant, Quebec
Mont Tremblant, Quebec

Lac Tremblant
Lac Tremblant

Mont Tremblant in sight.
Mont Tremblant in sight.
After a little nap, we decide to drive up to Mont-Tremblant, and the all season resort  in the early evening. Wow, this is a beautiful setting on the lake among the hills and mountains. It is much like Whistler, but with a history and an attitude. Just a couple of hours away from Montreal or Québec City, the crème-de-la-crème is here to see and to be seen. In the city plaza a good band is rocking along entertaining us all.

Taking the gondola up the mountain. Mont Tremblant village below.
Taking the gondola up the mountain. Mont Tremblant village below.

Taking the gondola up the mountain. Lac Tremblant below.
Taking the gondola up the mountain. Lac Tremblant below.

Liz is ready to see the sights.
Liz is ready to see the sights.
We were not prepared, but tonight is the "Tremblant Sous les Etoiles" on top of the mountain. It is shooting star night, Everybody is taking the gondola up to the top, with blankets and backpacks stuffed with food and drinks. We cannot resist and take the ride up ( even-though we do not even have a sweater with us, thoooo ).

Liz on top of the Rock
Liz on top of the Rock

Anders on top of Mont Tremblant
Anders on top of Mont Tremblant
TV crew and reporters are up there, so are serious sky watchers with their immense telescopes, people under blankets, and ill prepared tourists just like us. We decide to enjoy the sunset and then go back down. But naturally, tomorrow we will be back.

For more pictures from Mount Tremblant, check out our web album.

Here are some shortcuts to all the blogs from our Cross Canada Trip. Just hover over the number to see where it will take you

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