During the Labour Day Long Weekend, my family and I visited Mont Tremblant, Quebec. The Province of Quebec was known as New France until the English defeated the French in 1759 in the Plains of Abraham outside of Quebec City. Then the British Royal Proclamation of 1763 changed the name from New France to the Province of Quebec. But despite the English occupation, Quebec still maintained their French Culture, Distinct Identity and Language. They speak only French and is the only French speaking Province in Canada. So Canada, ended up with two official languages, English and French. Even up to the present, there are Nationalists there that still advocate Separatism from English Canada. I am actually very surprised that the French in Paris speak more English now than in Quebec. But don't be turned off because Quebec is a beautiful province. They proudly call it, La Belle Province and its mantra, Je Me Souviens (I remember).
This was our first visit to Mont-Tremblant which was a two hour drive from Montreal. It was a scenic drive all the way with winding roads and beautiful views of the Laurentian Mountains. There were Country Clubs and golf courses nestled in the mountains surrounded by Pine trees. Mont Tremblant is actually a Ski Resort. Heaven for those Ski enthusiasts. Most of Canada's Olympic Winter Skiing Champions were from Quebec, Calgary or British Columbia, provinces that have Professional skiing mountains. I am impressed that Mont-Tremblant is a very busy place all 365 days of the year. I have visited some ski towns, like in St. Moritz, Switzerland in May and it was a dead town. But not here in Mont-Tremblant which is full of summer adventures.