Explore the Peaks and Perks of Fall in Whistler

There’s tons to discover during this mountain destination's crisp shoulder season.
| Updated: November 27, 2018

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For those who love the outdoors, good food and drink, lively events and quiet retreats, Whistler truly is a year-round destination. While powdery slopes are still a few months away, the bustling mountain town kicks off harvest season with a plethora of celebration. From breathtaking views to festive activities, there’s something for everyone during fall in Whistler.

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With the trees changing color, the four-hour trek to British Columbia paints a vibrant portrait of autumn. Long sunny days are followed by cool cozy evenings – the perfect weather for enjoying the outdoors. Take in the scenery with a leisurely hike or bike around the Whistler valley, and then settle in with some evening cocktails.

Image Credit: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova


Whistler Village has an active vibe during the autumn season with lots of events planned, including the new Fall for Arts program, which runs from Labor Day weekend in September to the Whistler Film Festival in December. The program ties together Whistler’s numerous arts and culture experiences and events happening across its galleries, museums and cultural centers. Other events include Whistler Village Beer Festival, Canadian Thanksgiving, Turkey Sale, Whistler Writers Festival and the Whistler 50 Relay.

Find the full line-up of events, including November’s Cornucopia Food & Wine Festival here.

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Whistler offers a variety of outdoor activities before the ski season begins. Hiking, biking, ziplining and sightseeing on Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains are just a few of the ways to take in the magic of autumn.

Image Credit: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova


The fall is a relaxing time to escape for a pre-winter getaway with several incredible spas throughout the resort. Leave behind the hustle and bustle of the new season and enjoy a few days of pampering in the mountains.

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The shoulder season is a perfect time to take advantage of deals on accommodation and dining specials. Experience all this bustling resort town has to offer at a great value, with rooms from $96 per night when you stay for two nights. Plan your visit at whistler.com/fall-offers


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