10 Top Reasons to visit Whistler in the Fall

The shoulder season is upon us and, even if Whistler is famous as a world class ski resort, the other seasons are as generous and vibrant as winter. Whistler is a state of mind first of all, and every day is a proof for that. Whistler is energy, passion, creativity, inspiration, beauty, joie de vivre, a daily celebration of life. And Whistler in the fall is as charming and inspiring as the winter. It’s just too much beauty around. Whether you’re traveling alone, with someone, or with a group, Whistler in the fall has lots of things awaiting to be explored and learned. Here are some of the things you shouldn’t miss:

1. Relax, rejuvenate, breathe autumn air at Scandinave Spa


Step out and feel the coolness of the autumn air with the Finnish-style outdoor baths in Whistler. The Scandinave Spa allows you to enjoy tranquility in a secluded setting. You can get a dip in its Finnish sauna or have fun and dive into its cold pool. You can then relax in a hammock, deck, or solarium and finish it off by having a Swedish or deep tissue massage.

2. Get muddy at Mudderella!

Whistler in the Fall

September 26. This fall, the Mudderella comes back to Whistler, inviting women of all ages to come out and have fun under the sun. Organized by women to empower other women, this event is open for men too as long as they are invited by registered female participants. It is going to be a memorable experience for everyone. Come up to Whistler this September and get dirty with one muddy festivity.

3.Unleash your adrenaline with Whistler Long Board Festival 

Whistler Longboard festival at the sliding centre
Photo: Mike Crane/ Tourism Whistler

It is a perfect day! One day of extreme adrenaline, pure skate boarding, need for speed event after another! This event is dedicated to locals and visitors who come to enjoy the x-treme games thrill of skateboarding. Everyday it’s going to be a different skate boarding event happening from September 18-20. Skateboards rules at this summer festival where high speed free ride racing meets chilled out skate jams. Be in town for the 5th annual festival! All skate events of the Festival are open to spectators.

4.Whistler Village Beer Festival

Whistler in the Fall
Photo: Mike Crane/ Tourism Whistler

Great friends, great spirits, great fun! Make sure that you’re in Whistler Village from September 16 to 20, where you can take part in the annual Whistler Village Beer Festival! This amazing festival celebrates beer and those who love drinking it, and this is definitely an experience that you and your buddies will be talking about for years to come!

5.Discover First Nations culture at Squamish Lil’wat Centre


Whistler is more than just about adventure; it’s also a center for native cultural learning. The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is a proof to that. It’s the first center created that highlights the local First Nations’ culture and history. The cultural center showcases the history, creative work, and culture of the Lil’wat people through interpretive forest walk, archival museum, contemporary gallery, indigenous-inspired cafe and more.

6. Eat, drink, and learn with Cornucopia

photo: Mike Crane/Tourism Whistler

November 5-15, 2015. Cornucopia,the famous  exquisite 10-day food & drink festival in Whistler, is a MUST for every foodie. It displays the local’s best cuisines, beer, and wine from the top chefs, breweries, and wineries. Aside from eating and drinking, Cornucopia provides an avenue for learning as it offers a lot of seminars and wine-tasting events during the 11-day food and drink fest.

7. Soar 360-degree above the Coastal Mountains with Peak to Peak 

The Peak to Peak 360 Experience offered by Whistler Blackcomb provides a breathtaking 360-degree view of the Coastal Mountains and their majesty. Aside from open-air chairlift and gondola rides, you can also take a peek on how the machinery of the impressive lift works. For a “transparent” view of the forest, try the glass-bottom gondola!

8. Challenge your stamina hiking the alpine

Whistler in the Fall
photo: Paul Morrison/ Whistler Blackcomb

September is known to be the “hiking month”, and it is indeed the best month to hike the alpine as it’s neither too cold nor too hot. The autumn picturesque brings an added charm to your hike, that makes your experience more inspiring, more insightful and memorable.

9. Enjoy the picturesque while biking


If you love biking, then Whistler in the fall is a smart time to do it: the air is cooler, that gives you more endurance, and there are less people on the trails! That simply means having the beautiful view for yourself (and who doesn’t like that?).

10. Get wet, go fishing!

Fishing in Green Lake
Photo courtesy of Mike Crane/ Tourism Whistler

Autumn is an ideal time to go fishing in Whistler. The season brings the salmon and the trout into the Whistler lakes as the water temperature is neither too cold nor too hot. This means that the fish are less picky when it comes to what you feed them. So go ahead and catch buckets of them!

Whistler in the Fall is just at slower pace. This provides a great opportunity for you to immerse in its culture, beauty and adventure, without taking away the relaxation and serenity that you’re looking for. So instead of staying home and waiting for winter,  head to Whistler and indulge into its beauty and generosity. This mountain town will awaken all your senses! Take advantage of the friendly Whistler fall specials of up to 45% OFF  and plan your getaway with our friendly team at Enjoy Whistler. Or, if you have a specific theme for your getaway, we can customize the trip to your own needs. Whistler City-Breaks might bring you some inspiration for the getaway you are looking for! Don’t forget to get your camera and go for a golden photo session, to immortalize some of that fall beauty.