Photo: Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova
Whistler is well known for its winter and as of late, its summers as well. But what many don’t know, is that fall holds its own against the dominant seasons. The crowds have gone back to work and the temperatures have cooled, making it ideal for spending time outdoors. Mother Nature is also in the midst of putting on a spectacular display of color. Greens are quickly replaced by rich reds, yellows, and oranges. In addition to the undeniable beauty of autumn, there’s still a number of fun and exciting things to do before the snow hits. All and all, September in Whistler is a time you’re sure to love.
RBC Gran Fondo
Date: September 8th
This mass start race begins in Vancouver and ends in a celebratory party at Olympic Plaza in Whistler. Participants will travel a total of 122 km along the Sea To Sky Highway. During this time, the highway is actually closed, allowing riders to safely and enjoyably travel its course. As a participant or a spectator, the GranFondo is an incredible event to be part of.
One of our favorite parts of fall is the colors! The mountain sides slowly give way to a new spectrum of bright hues. The autumn leaf color phenomenon entices those to get outside and soak in the crisp air that accompanies it. As if the village could get any more lovely, but when it is coated in the warm, earthy tones of fall, it glows like no other time of the year.
Whistler Village Beer Festival
Date: September 11th-18th
This year marks the 6th annual Whistler Village Beer Festival. Since its conception, craft beer aficionados and consumers alike have been coming to Whistler to sample the province’s best brews. Taste testing, yoga, comedy, and even a competition make this event stacked with exciting things to do, and all surrounding beer!
Whistler Mountain Bike Park
Date: Open until October 8th
Fall brings some of the best mountain bike conditions of the year. Moisture rejuvenates the tired dirt and the crunchy leaves lend to the familiar noises of riding down a trail. Better soak it up while you can, the Whistler Mountain Bike Park closes for winter operations on October 8th.
September in Whistler is a magical time. The transition from summer to autumn provides a multitude of activities, colors, and fun, all to be had while waiting for winter. To add to your unique and special fall experience, stay at Whistler’s boutique hotel, the Adara, where its unrivaled location will lend to your adventures.