As we’re sure you can imagine, Whistler in fall is simply beautiful. Deciduous trees speckle the mountainside with vibrant colours and a low-hanging mist appears to constantly hug our famous peaks. There’s so many things to do, too!
Shoulder season in Whistler is a wonderful time to visit. Our pubs, restaurants and bars all offer incredible dining deals, and our most-popular sights are quieter and more accessible (perfect for the new normal!)
We thought we’d share with you our favourite things to do in Whistler in fall. Remember to follow us on Instagram – we’ll continue to share ideas from our feed and stories!
Things To Do – Pumpkin Patch @ North Arm Farm
Top of any discerning Instagrammer’s list is the pumpkin patch at North Arm Farm. It’s open daily from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm and located a short drive north of Whistler in the Village of Pemberton. All pumpkins are Buy One Get One Free until the end of October. Expect to find a wild variety of gourds, pumpkins, and winter squash, as well as loads of other farm produce and baked goodies. This one is great for anyone of any age in Whistler in fall!
Whistler In Fall – October is Craft Beer Month
COVID wasn’t going to stop Whistler from celebrating it’s beloved liquid gold. Build a beer-themed itinerary from the Tourism Whistler website, with brewmaster dinners, Boulder & Beer rock climbing, brewery tours, beer-inspired spa sessions, and many more. Check out Bears & Beer at Whistler Olympic Park for a unique take on the traditional Whistler bear-viewing tour!
Things To Do – Eagle Viewing Tours
It’s the time of year when our local waterways become saturated with migrating salmon, and with them come a surge in Bald Eagle numbers in the Sea-To-Sky. An eagle viewing tour is one of the most popular things to do in Whistler in fall. You’ll learn about the unique ecology and wildlife of the area from knowledgeable guides, and see magnificent bald eagles in their winter habitat.
Whistler In Fall – Shoulder Season Dining Offers
Whistler’s restaurants, pubs and bars are doing a great job at practicing COVID-19 protocol. Support our local eateries this fall by indulging in a shoulder season deal! Many local menus offer prix fixe type features, and some are more specialised. Basalt, for example, is offering classic cheese fondue for $16 per person, and Thursdays are Date Night at Cure Lounge where you can enjoy $10 off any bottle of wine! Check out the full list of features on the Tourism Whistler website.
Things To Do – Arts In Whistler
‘There’s a natural desire after the hectic, long days of summer to chill out a little. Before you tumbledown the Netflix-popcorn-and-cat-cuddles wormhole, know there are options! Enter Fall for Arts, a world of exciting, social and mind-expanding events and activities happening all through autumn, all put together by Arts Whistler’. Visit the Whistler Insider to learn more!
Whistler In Fall – More Ideas
We’re not going to lie – we’ve barely scratched the surface. There’s so many things to do in Whistler in fall! When considering a trip, we have the following 3 tips for you:
- Book midweek for the lowest rates
- Be prepared for cooler weather (even snow!)
- Do your research for the best deals
We hope you found this article useful! If you’re planning further ahead, be sure to check out our article about Whistler Lift Passes and how the 2020-21 season will look. You’ll find it a useful way to understand your options and to learn about the mountain operation this season.