Well, it is officially fall here in Whistler! October quickly creeped up, and it is bittersweet to say the official goodbyes to summer for the year. However, there are many amazing festive activities and events happening in and around Whistler this October to get you in the fall spirit!
October in Whistler
October in Whistler offers the best of the fall season including dining specials, arts & culture events, seasonal activities, and outdoor adventures. Whether you are seeking some adventure with a fall hike or are hoping to stay indoors and get cozy with some excellent food & drink there’s no shortage of options in Whistler during October. Keep reading for 5 festive activities to do in Whistler this October!
1. Visit the Pumpkin Patch at North Arm Farm
Just a 40-minute drive North of Whistler is North Arm Farm! The Pumpkin Patch will open on October 1st, right in the middle of the Fall Harvest. Here, you’ll be able to take the whole crew out for an afternoon of seasonal fun to pick your perfect pumpkin, gourds, and winter squash. Top off this festive day by enjoy a freshly baked sweet treat, pick up some produce at the farm stand or roast a marshmallow with the whole family around the fire. Don’t miss out on the pumpkin patch this October!
2. Celebrate Whistler Craft Beer Month
October is Craft Beer Month in Whistler! Throughout the month of October, you’ll find beer-themed specials and experiences throughout various businesses in Whistler. Come to Cure Lounge & Patio to try the ‘Coast Mountain Poutine’ paired with a delicious craft beer. Top it all off with a Beta5 X Coast Mountain Brewing chocolate tasting flight.
Level up your Whistler Craft Beer Month experience with a beer themed day at The Spa at Nita Lake Lodge. Treat yourself to a Sports Manicure or Pedicure at the stunning nail bar while sipping on Coast Mountain Brew and BETA5 X Coast Mountain Brewing infused chocolates.
3. Work off Thanksgiving Dinner at The Turkey Trot
Want to get some fresh air & exercise, while having fun and conquering a goal? Look no further than the Whistler Turkey Trot! Spend your Thanksgiving Monday morning (Monday, October 11th) running 5km or 10km around Lost Lake Park, all while supporting Crohn’s and Colitis Canada.
4. Get in the Halloween Spirit with ‘Tour De Pumpkin’
Get into the Halloween spirit with the ‘Tour De Pumpkin’ event, hosted by Arts Whistler. This festive event will take place at Florence Peterson Park in Whistler Village from 6-8pm on October 30th, just in time for Halloween! Stroll through the park while enjoying the spooky and festive display of art-carved pumpkins
5. Visit the final few days of the 2021 Whistler Farmers Market
Haven’t made it to the Whistler Farmers Market yet? Don’t worry, the market runs from 10am-3pm on Sundays until October 10th, meaning you have two more weeks to enjoy all the market has to offer! Stock up on some delicious local produce, enjoy a hot artisan lunch or a baked sweet treat, or browse the wide range of local artists incredible creations. Don’t miss out on this special event before it closes for the season.
And there you have it, 5 great activities to enjoy this October in Whistler! To be honest, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Check out Tourism Whistler’s Event Calendar for a full look at everything Whistler has to offer this October.
Are you hoping to enjoy the hiking and biking trails during your October visit? We have you covered with our Amazing Mountain Biking in Whistler During the Fall and 5 Beautiful Trails in Whistler to Hike During the Fall blog posts.
Since there is so much to do here in Whistler this October, check out our Stay Longer & Save Special to save up to 25% on our best available rate at Nita Lake Lodge!