Once again, summer has sneaked out the door while we weren’t watching. It’s left some sunshine behind, but while we’ve already seen the first snow on the mountains, winter is still a way off. In that time between September and snow, what exactly do the locals do in Whistler?
Fall may not have the hit-the-lake, endless-day glory of summer or the soft white beauty of winter, but any local will tell you the season has its own charm. We asked a few people wandering the Village Stroll to share their thoughts on autumn in the mountains, and just for good measure we’ve added a few more things we love to do in fall underneath. Take a breath of crisp mountain air and dive in with us…
Sure, you might need to pack a light jacket, but those mountains are still calling and ziplining, ATV tours, water sports, bungee jumping and après are all on in autumn. Yes, après is an activity. (Insider Tip: Patios in Whistler are equipped with firepits, heaters and often even blankets to keep you toasty while you toast the day).
It’s called Fall For Arts and it’s a brand new season celebrating arts and culture encompassing food, music, visual arts, festivals and more, bringing colour to an already colourful season. Here’s a taste of what’s in store over the festival thanks to Arts Whistler.
Crunchy leaves, changing colours, mushrooms and more. Fall hiking is a completely different experience and there’s plenty of trails to explore in our backyard – check out our hiking blogs for more ideas or sample the goodness right here:
The Whistler Bike Park lifts keep spinning until Canadian Thanksgiving for full downhill domination, and the cross country trails are just about unbeatable at this time of year. Check in with local Whistler riders in this video to find out why the conditions are so good:
Anglers know that autumn fishing in the Sea to Sky Corridor is all time. There’s plenty of variety in both the fish and the fishing locations so you can go for salmon in the river or trout in a lake. Wander in waders, float in a belly boat or even try heli-fishing for something extra special.
We’ve already shared our top 10 reasons to tee off in Whistler, but we should add that the season will continue right into October so there’s still plenty of time to sharpen your swing.
All of these fantastic fall activities are based around Whistler Village and Whistler Creekside, where the shops, galleries and restaurants offer even more things to see and do this autumn. We hope we’ve inspired you to take a trip to the mountains and check it all out…visit Whistler.com for more info and accommodation.