Local Customs

Quebec is a French-speaking province, which is why we enjoy such a rich and diverse culture. Mont Tremblant is an international resort and offers service in both languages of English and French. Visitors from all over the world come to Mont Tremblant to experience the warm welcome of the Quebec people, who are only too proud to share their beautiful history, culture and incredible landscape with you. Joie de Vivre - come experience it!

National Holidays

There are 8 statutory holidays celebrated annually in Canada on which banks and some businesses remain closed. Most restaurants, theatres, and stores remain open for business.

New Years Day: January 1st
Easter: 1st Sunday following the spring full moon
Victoria Day: Monday preceding May 25th
St-Jean Baptiste: June 24th
Canada Day: July 1st
Labor Day: 1st Monday in September
Thanksgiving Day: 2nd Monday in October
Christmas: December 25th

Banking Hours 

Banks are open Monday through Thursday 10 am to 3-4:30 pm and Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Some banks open extended hours and are open on Saturdays.

Department Stores

Department stores are open Monday to Saturday 9:30 am to 6 pm, and stay open later on Thursday and Friday evenings until 9 pm. Sunday hours are generally noon to 5 pm. Supermarkets and pharmacies are often open from 8 am to 9 pm, and some are open 24-hours.


American money is accepted in much of Canada, however in order to obtain the best exchange rate, we recommend you change your money into Canadian funds at a bank or financial institution. Traveler's checks and major credit cards are accepted in most areas.

The units of currency in Canada are the Canadian dollar (C$) and the cent. The $1 and $2 bills are no longer used; they have been replaced by $1 (loonies) and $2 coins (toonies).
Citizens from other countries
Please visit the Government of Canada web site shown below in order to obtain information about what documents you will need to enter Canada.

 Canada Gouvernment


While tipping practices should depend greatly on the service and quality of goods you receive, it is general practice in Quebec to tip 15% of your total bill, before taxes, in restaurants and bars. Housekeepers also appreciate a tip when you are happy with their services.


A 5% goods and services tax is applied to every transaction in Canada except for basic groceries.
A 9.5% Quebec sales tax is applied to every transaction in Quebec.


Please note that a 3 % royalty determined by the Tremblant Resort Association is applicable to accommodations and 3% of the listed or advertised price of the goods and services offered a the Resort of Tremblant. This notice is presented to you in accordance with the Regulations of the Consumer Protection Act (Articles 91.6 and 91.7).
The royalty allows the Tremblant Resort Association, a non-profit organization, to ensure that guests enjoy a unique and truly memorable experience by offering quality entertainment, events and shows, the majority being free, as well as world-class services and facilities. The royalty concept is widespread throughout our industry in North America and it contributes to a resort's success.

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