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Any sights to see from Ottawa to Tremblant?

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Any sights to see from Ottawa to Tremblant?

We're staying 5 nights in Mont Tremblant yay! By the way, the help I received here was wonderful in making our decisions. Thanks very much!

 We're driving from the Toronto area and stoping in Ottawa overnight. Anything around Mont Tremblant or on the way from Ottawa to Tremblant to see with 2 kids? Never gone that way before and wondering if there are any interesting stops on the way. Sights, culture, views...? This will determine if we head straight for Tremblant after some time in Ottawa, or leave a bit earlier and stop on the way.

Any ideas?

THANKS!!!

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1. Re: Any sights to see from Ottawa to Tremblant?

It's a very pretty drive, but not really much to stop for.

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2. Re: Any sights to see from Ottawa to Tremblant?

When you turn north at Montebello, about a km or so on your left is Omega Park.

I highly recommend you buy a bag of carrots at the gate and drive through the park.

An abundance of animals will approach your car and it's really fun for the kids. A lot better than some of the other drive through animal experiences I've been to.

Also, I recommend you take the car ferry at Cumberland rather than crossing the border in Ottawa. It's $8.00, cuts the drive time down and is pretty cool!

Chateau Montebello is also really cool. It's one of the largest wood structures in the world and of course the famous octagonal fireplace is something to see.

If you go for the sunday brunch, you can stay and use the facilities.

Have a great time!

RG

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3. Re: Any sights to see from Ottawa to Tremblant?

I just drove that route again yesterday. It is only 2 hours and I didn't stop this time, but agree with hendrix9 that Omega and Montebello are worth time, though I wouldn't try to do both on your way. With 2 kids, Omega Park and just driving straight through would get my vote.

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4. Re: Any sights to see from Ottawa to Tremblant?

Montebello is really the hub of what you can see, just before arriving to the village you can go to the Chateau Montebello and visit the grounds and interiors, next door, you don't have to change parking, is the historical Papineau Manor and the Parc Omegs is just a mile after you turn left to go to Tremblant. All three can be visited in the same day without problems.

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5. Re: Any sights to see from Ottawa to Tremblant?

I was going to mention Omega however right now there is a mess of construction around there and it is detoured for the rest of the summer until October.

And yes take a very large bag of carrots if you drive through there.

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6. Re: Any sights to see from Ottawa to Tremblant?

Thanks everyone!!! I'll look into these possibilities. Parc Omega sounds like it would be a hit with the kiddies!

Thanks again- so looking forward to it!

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7. Re: Any sights to see from Ottawa to Tremblant?

I'd just like to thank everyone for their input and suggestions once again! We went from Ottawa to Mont-Tremblant and stopped at Omega Park and crossed in Cumberland on the car ferry. It was fantastic and the kids loved both!!! The car ferry was such a fun experience we did it on the way back too!

We had a fantastic time in Tremblant as well. Thanks again everyone!!!!

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8. Re: Any sights to see from Ottawa to Tremblant?

Thanks for the report, hope that you will be back soon!

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