Fall is Whistler’s best kept secret. Why you ask? The mild weather, less visitors, and stunning autumn colours make it a quiet and beautiful time to visit the mountains. But that’s not where this special time ends. There’s so many fall activities, making the off-season just as full of things to do as summer and winter. From atving to taking advantage of fall dining deals, here’s a breakdown of fall activities in Whistler so you can get out and enjoy the short season ahead.
Reds, oranges, and yellows takeover the mountainside as summer transitions into fall. This stunning display from Mother Nature adds to the already beautiful scenery. A fun and exciting way to see the colors of the season is atving. Choose from a few different tour options through Canadian Wilderness Adventures, including one that explores more elevating and exciting terrain on Blackcomb Mountain.
A favourite and must experience activity while in Whistler is zip lining. Zip lining involves taking off from a platform set high on a tree and soaring down cables to another platform located below. Not only is it a unique way to see Whistler, it’s also educational and fun for all ages! There are tour options outside of the village and just a short walk away from the Listel Hotel Whistler.
Hiking accessible via the chairlift and gondolas is closed in preparation for winter but that doesn’t mean hiking season is over. In fact, it’s very much in full swing. Rainbow Falls, Trainwreck and Wedge are among a few popular hikes still open in the fall months.
Another fun fall activity is mountain biking. There are so many trails throughout the entire Whistler valley. Start off at Lost Lake and hone your skills. Then, when you have explored all that area has to offer, move onto one of the many trail networks that lie just a short ride away from the village. Renting trail bikes is an option should you not have your own bike or didn’t bring them on your Whistler vacation.
Another perk of visiting Whistler in fall is the dining deals that restaurants put on during the off season. This provides a unique opportunity to sample the world class culinary scene that can be found in town. Araxi, Bearfoot Bistro, and Nagomi Sushi are just a few of the participating restaurants that offer a fall dining menu at a reduced price.
With so much to see and do, it’s no wonder autumn in Whistler is a great time to visit. A quiet village and an abundant number of fall activities to try are a just a few reasons to plan a vacation during this time. To top it all off, BC resident’s can take advantage of our BC Residents Offer which features 25% off. Don’t wait, book your stay in Whistler before the snow falls.