Blueberry Lake Resort is the perfect getaway for a last minute mini-vacation, especially during the summer. The beautiful log cabins are spacious, comfortable and just far enough away from your responsibilities that you can forget the stress of everyday life and relax with your friends or family for the perfect weekend.
1. It's not too far from Montreal
Blueberry Lake Resort is located in Labelle, Quebec, about 20 minutes away from Mont Tremblant. Its location is perfect if you don't want to go too far for your weekend getaway, which is great when you're looking to save money and time and just want a quick escape from the city for a few days.
2. It's relatively inexpensive for such a beautiful location
The cost of the chalets at Blueberry Lake Resort are reasonable, especially if you think about how you get to reside in such a beautiful location so close to home.
There are plenty of activities to take part in at the resort. Some are free, like kayaking and the steam room. Others have extra costs, like the use of the hot tub for the weekend, or a trip to their spa. Either way, it's absolutely worth experiencing some of these activities to add variety to your stay.
4. There's incredibly beautiful scenery
The nature you are surrounded by in Blueberry Lake will stand out in your mind as even more beautiful than any other spot you've ever been to. Between the quiet, peaceful surroundings, and the fresh air from the mountains, you're guaranteed to enjoy the beautiful scenery, even if you aren't a nature lover at heart.
5. It's an opportunity to do something different with your friends
Every young adult knows that clubbing and bar hopping can get pretty old after a while, especially when you visit the same spots weekend after weekend. A getaway to a chalet can mean new experiences for you and your friends, and not having to stress about picking a place to go to or deciding whose turn it is to be the designated driver is just an added bonus.
6. It's a relaxing getaway from the stress of city life
City life can be stressful, even in the summertime. Summer in Montreal can be fun, don't get me wrong, but waking up in such a beautiful place without the worry of deadlines, meetings or being late for work can make you realize how busy your day to day life really is and how important it is to take time to relax.
7. It's close to Mont Tremblant
The proximity to Mont Tremblant is perfect, because you're far away enough to have some privacy and opportunities for relaxation, but you can also make the 20 minute drive to the village and visit the many restaurants, shops and activities it has to offer.
8. A road trip with friends is something every young adult should do
For some reason, the prospect of going on a road trip with your friends can seem more exciting than actually getting to the destination itself. It's a relatively short road trip to Blueberry Lake Resort, but you still get to experience singing at the top of your lungs with the windows rolled down with your closest friends.
9. The beautiful chalets that have a lot to offer
The chalets at Blueberry Lake Resort are beautiful, both inside and out. They are reasonably large log cabins that come with a fireplace, pool table, a barbeque, a full functioning kitchen, and a large amount of space for you and your friends or family. Everything down to the beds are luxurious at this resort.
10. It's an amazing bonding experience with your friends or family
Going up north is something that many Montrealers have experienced at least once in their lifetime. Staying in a beautiful log cabin isn't as common. When you stay at these chalets, you get the opportunity to make incredible memories with your friends or family and can become even closer with the people you love.
As we slowly prepare for the upcoming ski season, most of us are likely trying to plan out which slopes to hit this winter, which is why we figured knowing Condé Nast Traveler's "Top 5 Ski Resorts in Canada: Readers' Choice Awards 2021" could help provide some inspiration.
When we think of the best mountains in Canada, we typically imagine places in Alberta — or at least that side of the country.
It's one spot behind the Four Seasons Resort and Residences in Whistler and one spot above the Fairmont Banff Springs.
The Fairmont Tremblant is a luxury ski-in ski-out hotel that's "perfectly located at the foot of the majestic Tremblant peaks," according to its website.
It offers a wide range of activities, including access to biking and hiking in the surrounding Laurentian Mountains in the warmer months and — of course — skiing in the winter months. There's also a spa, fitness centre and aquatic centre.
Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your trip.
Our province is home to some beautiful mountains that get packed with snow once winter hits.
And if you're already planning your skiing adventures for the 2021-2022 season, Casino En Ligne's new ranking of the "Top 9 Ski Resorts Quebec Has to Offer This Winter" may help you narrow down where you want to go.
The Top 9 Quebec ski resorts to check out this winter according to Casino En Ligne are:
It comes with little surprise that Tremblant won the top spot. As Casino En Ligne put it, "Mont Tremblant is a great skiing location for those of any level of experience whether a seasoned skier or beginner. The renowned resort has over 100 trails in total; 22 easy, 31 difficult and 49 very difficult/extreme. Mont Tremblant has been voted the top ski resort on the East Coast of North America."
Before we know it, it'll be time to hit the slopes again.
In Quebec, a vaccine passport is required to access many businesses and activities deemed non-essential, including restaurants and bars.
In a statement, Porter Airlines president and CEO Michael Deluce said that "this is the moment our team members, passengers and the communities we serve have been waiting for."
"While deciding to suspend our service was the most difficult business decision we've made, announcing a restart of flights is the first step in a recovery process that includes recalling hundreds of team members and welcoming back passengers."
Porter will also soon resume its international flights to U.S. cities including Boston, Chicago, New York and Washington as of September 17.
For added peace of mind, Porter Airlines customers will be happy to know that "all fares purchased by July 20, for travel through December 15, 2021, [are] fully refundable, with no fees."