A pedestrian-only village that looks more like a European ski resort, Mont Tremblant is easily accessible from either Ottawa or Montreal by a 2 hour drive. Although it is more famous for skiing and winter activities, fall is also a great time to visit to enjoy the colours and some hiking.
The most economical way to enjoy the foliage is a day trip. Hike up the mountain and take the gondola down and vice versa, which would take about half a day. I would suggest minimum 2 days so you can also explore the nearby national park.
The easiest way to reach Tremblant's summit is to take the gondola. The ride to the top lets you admire just how massive the fall colours are across the Laurentians as far as the eye can see, and there are lookout points at the top to enjoy the views. Luckily, I stayed in the village so the ride was complimentary.
It is also possible to hike through various different routes to the top. I decided to try one part way to see how the foliage looked like.
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