Photo: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane
Fall is a magical time to be in Whistler. The temperatures have cooled slightly, there are fewer crowds, and you can still take advantage of all the summer activities before the snow falls. During the autumn season, you’ll have no problem figuring out what to do. But fitting it all in during the shortened days can be a bit of a problem. To help you maximize your time and fun while in the mountains, here’s a list of fall adventures that you can have right from your hotel.
Leave the lobby and start your journey. From here, you will be able to take the Whistler Village Gondola to the start of many of the alpine hiking trails. Try the stunning Harmony Lake Loop or the more challenging High Note Trail. The colours of fall will lend to the spectacular views and wild scenery. Don’t be fooled by the sun, make sure to account for changing weather conditions by properly packing.
Whistler has a bustling craft beer scene. Many of the breweries are located in Function Junction but that doesn’t prevent you from enjoying some of the local goods! Visit the Beacon Pub to sample their curated regional list of ales, IPA’s, lagers, and just about every other style of craft beer. What’s more, if you are looking to try something locally produced, wander a bit further down the village stroll to the Longhorn Saloon and Grill or the Brewhouse.
Just steps from the hotel lie a foodies heaven! Dine on culinary masterpieces made by world-class chefs or sample some of the local cuisines. From poutine to foie gras, there’s something for everyone!
Looking for an adrenaline rush? Fall ATVing is all that and more. This exciting adventure starts in the village where participants are then shuttled to the Callaghan Valley to join up with a guide and get equip for traveling comfortably into the mountains. Mud, water, and high speed- this adventure is just better in the fall!
Fall is a wonderful time to be in the mountains. The only thing you have to contend with is the shorter days. Make the most of your time by going on adventures right from the Listel Hotel, located right in the heart of the village.