Fall is the perfect time to enjoy a mountain getaway in Whistler, BC. As the adventure-filled summer tapers off, Whistler enjoys a brief respite before gearing up for ski season. As the shades of the mountains begin to rust and the air begins to crisp, we invite you to grab a pumpkin spice latte and fall in love with Whistler this fall.
Fall Dining Specials
Whistler is home to a slew of world-class dining. Fall is the ideal time to experience it. The season welcomes an array of prix fixe menus throughout fall – many of which offering three-courses for $39 per person. Some of our favourites include Alta Bistro, Il Caminetto and of course Aura Restaurant. Check out Tourism Whistler for more information on dining in the area.
Whistler Watering Holes
This quieter time between summer and winter means plenty of opportunity to really enjoy the bars of Whistler. Many days are still patio-worthy while fireplaces begin to be stoked on cooler days too. We’d recommend heading for The Mallard Lounge, where they’ll smoke any cocktail your heart desires. If you’d prefer sampling some local beer, we’d suggest hanging out with the locals at Coast Mountain Brewing.
The Sea-to-Sky corridor is a hive of wildlife activity throughout fall. A prime visitor attraction is our famous black bears, which are particularly active during this time in search of berry goodness. For safety reasons, we always recommend bear-viewing with a guide. Book a tour with Whistler Discovery Tours and enjoy their Land Rover Sunset Excursion.
Take A Hike
Despite Whistler Blackcomb closing and transitioning into winter, there’s still so many hikable trails in the Whistler area throughout fall. We love a wander along the Cheakamus River to Cheakamus Lake. This route is relatively sheltered from wind and rain as you wind your way through old-growth forest catching glimpses of the stunning turquoise lake as you go. Check out All Trails to find the trail head.
On days where it’s less-than-desirable to be outdoors, we’d recommend absorbing some local culture. Whistler is home to a number of great attractions such as the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre and Audain Art Museum. For a journey through Whistler’s history, we like to visit The Whistler Museum. It was founded in 1986 and is home to many of Whistler’s archives. Entry by donation.
Looking forward to winter in Whistler? Check out our 5 Tips On Preparing For The Upcoming Whistler Ski Season.