25 Bucket List Things To Do In Whistler This Fall

From exploring outdoors to getting cozy with hot cocoa, this list has it all.
Staff Writer
25 Bucket List Things To Do In Whistler This Fall

It may be getting cold and snowy everywhere but that doesn’t mean you can't enjoy the rest of fall while it’s here. B.C. has tons of little hidden gems and Whistler is one of them. Whether you consider yourself an adventurer or a foodie who likes to relax, Whistler has everything you need. During the fall there are some seriously fun things to do. For your convenience, we compiled a list of the 25 bucket list things to do in Whistler this fall.

Let's thank our lucky stars that we are not in Alberta right now. Snowtember has taken over the province to the point where they only had a couple of solid weeks of fall. 

Even in the snowy mountains of B.C. fall is still thriving. One of the best places to take in the fall views and activities in Whistler. 

This gorgeous mountain town has everything. From breathtaking sights and wildlife to arts and culture, there is something for everyone. 

Since tourist season has come to an end, now is the perfect time to hit the road and visit one of the province's hidden gems. 

Don't worry about planning all the details of your trip; we already did that for you. Whether you do one of these activities or all 25, you will feel blessed to be in this town during the fall. 

Ride the Gondola 

Price: $69

Why You Need To Go: If you’re not into winter sports, you may have never been on a gondola. In Whistler, we highly recommend going as you will literally get to experience three seasons in one trip. From the lush green at the start to the orange and yellow leaves half up to the snowy top, it’s a must-do fall activity.

See Some Waterfalls 

Why You Need To Go: Don’t listen to TLC, go chase those waterfalls. You won’t regret it.

Hike the Snow Line 

Why You Need To Go: You can hike the alpine before it gets completely taken over by snow. Soak in the last few moments of fall before this place becomes a winter wonderland.

Get Your Hot Chocolate Fix 

Why You Need To Go: What’s better than hot cocoa on a mountain? Literally nothing.

Hit Up Whistler Farmer’s Market

When: Now until October 13, 2019

Why You Need To Go: Get some seasonal fruit and veggies while you still can. The Whistler Farmer’s Market runs from now until October 13.

Play a Little Tune 

Address: 4335 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, B.C.

Why You Need To Go: The Arts Whistler community piano is adorable and is the perfect place to show off your skills.

Take Some Wildlife Pictures 

Why You Need To Go: Whistler is filled with wildlife, especially this time of year. Get your camera ready as you could see anything from squirrels to bears. Just be respectful of their space; you’re in their home after all.

Bring Your Pooch for a Walk 

Why You Need To Go: If you love Whistler, chances are your doggo will too. Take them on a cute fall hike. Their wet noses will appreciate it.

Whistler Wine Walk 

When: October 4, 11, 18, 25, 2019

Address: Locations vary

Why You Need To Go: Every Friday in October you can sample some awesome snacks and have some of the best wines B.C. has to offer. Grab a friend and make an evening of it.

Get an Adrenaline Rush 

Price: Prices vary

Why You Need To Go: If you're not afraid of heights, then Whistler's zipline tours may be your thing. Choose from two to four-hour tours and get the thrill of your life.

Get Pampered 

Address: 8010 Mons Rd, Whistler, B.C.

Why You Need To Go: Scandinave Spa in Whistler is a perfect fall retreat just waiting to happen. It's regular season right now which means it won't be completely overrun by tourists. Packages vary but it’s all in the name of treating yourself.

Go Biking 

Why You Need To Go: Mountain biking is huge in Whistler. There are tours, rentals, and lessons so don’t worry if it's your first time. You've got this.

Check Out Local Art 

Address: 4350 Blackcomb Way, Whistler, B.C.

Why You Need To Go: Whistler has an amazing art gallery that is waiting to be explored. From abstract paintings to cravings, it’s all here and it's all gorgeous.

Throw an Axe 

Price: $37

Address: 1208 Alpha Lake Rd. Unit 1, Whistler, B.C.

Why You Need To Go: Axe throwing is trendy, fun, and a great way to let out some stress. Head to Forged Axe throwing to see what the rage is all about.

Eat the Night Away 

Why You Need To Go: Whistler has some amazing dining. From light snacks to full-course meals, guide yourself through a foodie's fantasy.

Escape! Whistler 

Price: $33

Address: 4293 Mountain Sq. #122, located at the base of Whistler Mountain, Whistler, B.C.

Why You Need To Go: Try your hand at an escape room in Whistler. There are four different scenarios to pick from that are perfect for everyone from beginner to advanced escape artists.

Climb Your Way to the Top 

Why You Need To Go: Whistler offers some of the best rock and ice climbing. If you’re looking to try something new, get on a guided tour and get ready to see some amazing views. Fair warning, you will have to work for it.

Go Fishing 

Why You Need To Go: During the fall, you can wade in the gorgeous water and fly fish. Don’t worry if you don’t catch anything, the views alone are worth it.

Check Out the Nightlife 

Why You Need To Go: From clubs to cocktail lounges, you will want to hit the town. Plus, the yummy cocktails will warm you up during the chilly fall weather.


Why You Need To Go: Whistler’s lakes are chilly this time of year but that doesn’t mean you can't enjoy them. Hop on a paddleboard and float your way across this literal heaven on earth.

Go Shopping 

Why You Need To Go: Now that the seasons are changing, you may need to add new pieces to your wardrobe. If you head out there soon you will even be able to enjoy the Turkey Sale happening every thanksgiving weekend.

Vallea Lumina 

Price: $39.99

Address: Cougar Mountain, Whistler, B.C.

Why You Need To Go: This hour and a half walk will take you through some of the wildest views ever. This magical walk will have you complexly immersed in thousands of twinkling lights. You will feel like you're in a fairytale.

Enjoy a Cold One

Why You Need To Go: Just because the weather is chilly doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy a nice cold beer. Whistler Brewing Co. and Coast Mountain Brewing have some of the best beers. But don’t take our word for it, try it for yourself.

Treetop Adventure Course 

Price: $50

Why You Need To Go: If you’re not afraid of heights then you'll love this. Get a unique view of the treetops as you scale over 70 elements ranging from mild to difficult.

Forage for Mushrooms 

Why You Need To Go: Whistler has some awesome forestry that is filled with tons of edible yummies. Just be sure you know what you’re looking for before picking.

Whistler in the fall is amazing and honestly, the drive alone is worth it. Trust us, you won't regret going.

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Stephanie Hilash
Staff Writer
Stephanie Hilash is a guest staff writer
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