Pre-winter getaway: 6 things to do in Whistler this fall

Sep 4 2018, 4:50 pm

Located just a short drive away along the Sea to Sky Highway, Whistler offers a vibrant environment for the most idyllic escape from city life in Vancouver. Of course, Whistler is renowned for having one of North America’s biggest and most popular ski resorts, but there’s so much more happening there.

In fact, fall is one of the best times to take a trip to this wondrous mountain town. You’ll get to enjoy all of the breathtaking scenery during long sunny days, plenty of day and night events, as well as snag great deals on dining and accommodation.

But you don’t have to take our word for it, here are some of the amazing things happening in Whistler this fall.

Get adventurous

Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane

Whistler is one of the most exciting towns in Canada because it’s a place that attracts nature and adventure seekers, as well as travellers from all over the world.

This fall, you can enjoy everything from walking to Rainbow Park by Alta Lake, paddle boarding, to hiking alpine trails, biking, and sightseeing on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. Before the ski season arrives, you can venture out on the massive ziplining experience, or take in the sights during a gondola ride.

Pro tip: Whistler’s trails are always quieter and cooler during fall!

Dining specials

Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane

Spending a day on the mountains, biking, or strolling through the village is bound to make you work up an appetite. And when you visit Whistler this fall, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of dining specials at Whistler’s many restaurants, bars, and cafés.

Attend a festival you’ll never forget

If you thought that festival season was over, think again. It’s only getting started in Whistler this fall!

Immerse yourself in over 140 beers and ciders at Whistler Village Beer Festival (September 11 to 16), get creative and celebrate the written word at Whistler Writers Festival (October 11 to 14), and discover BC’s best food and drink at Whistler Cornucopia (November 8 to 18).

Fall for Arts

Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

You can admire the beauty of autumn indoors and outdoors during your trip to Whistler. This is because the Fall for Arts program is taking place from now until the Whistler Film Festival in December, tying together Whistler’s arts and cultural experiences with exhibits, galleries, events, and workshops.

You can visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre to celebrate the local First Nations past and present through creative works and interactive exhibits. Plus, you can see the works of renowned BC artists at the new must-see Audain Art Museum.

Feel rejuvenated

Scandinave Spa/Chad Chomlack

Have you been working all summer long? Well then, you’ve got even more of a reason to spend a day or three in Whistler this fall. The stunning destination is home to many blissful resorts with the tools you need to unwind and feel like your best self pre-winter.

This includes the award-winning Scandinave Spa and so many more. Go on and treat yourself — you deserve it!

Extend your stay

Tourism Whistler/Mike Crane

Beautiful weather, endless activity options, fewer crowds on the trails, dining specials, and incredible festivals are just some of the spectacular things that you can enjoy in Whistler this fall. To make your stay even better, you can snap up fall offers on accommodation with rooms from $125 per night.

Learn more about the fall experience in Whistler by visiting and plan your visit. Check out Go Whistler on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram to get the latest updates.

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