Ditch your Pumpkin Spice Latte and get out into the fresh fall air. Taking in autumn in the mountains is full of adventure, and its own kind of spice. Hiking, biking, and so much more is still available at this time of year. And since your favourite activities already involve getting outside, why not enjoy the autumn colours while you’re experiencing all that fall has to offer. Here’s the ABC’s of autumn adventures so you can enjoy this all-too-short fall season.
Aroma- Fall has its own unique smell. The air smells crisp and cold some days, and damp and more earthy on other days, depending on the weather.
Book- It’s important to still book your autumn adventure ahead of time. While it might be considered offseason, the conditions are prime for being outdoors and activities can book up.
Cornucopia Whistler- Celebrate Whistler’s food and drink scene from November 8th to 18th.
Daylight savings- The days get shorter and the nights get longer. All the more reason to get outside and play while the weather permits.
Enjoy- Take in fall while you can, before you know it, winter will be here.
Fireplace- Warm up after a day of adventuring in Whistler next to a roaring fire. Many of the accommodations in town have an in-room fireplace.
Gust- The transition from summer to winter often means colder temperatures and wind!
Hibernation- The bears are getting ready to hibernate and they are actively searching for food. All this commotion makes for prime bear viewing!
Inspiring- The colours, the smells, and the sights…it’s very hard to not be inspired by autumn in the mountains.
Jacket- So long shorts and t-shirts. It’s time to bring out the jackets and toques to ward off against the chilly fall air.
Kids- While the kids might be in school from Monday to Friday, there’s always weekends. Luckily, there are great last minute deals on accommodation should you want to venture into the mountains.
Leaves- Fall leaves blanket the ground in a patchwork of fiery reds, oranges, and yellows, making everything from a side walk to the shores of Alta Lake look like something out of a painting.
Mountain Biking- Fall provides some of the best conditions for mountain biking. The trails are tacky and ready to ride!
Nibble- Many of the local restaurants have off-season dining deals.
Outside- Spend as much time as you can basking in the autumn sun and admiring the change of seasons.
Pine cones- Pine cones come in different shapes and sizes and are a true indicator of autumn.
Quick- Long or short adventures such as hikes, ATVing, and golfing are still available during autumn.
Rain- Rain goes hand in hand with fall. Be prepared for variable weather and you’ll still have a ton of fun, we promise!
Shoes- Proper footwear is crucial for fall activities. You could encounter mud, slippery conditions, and puddles!
Turkey Sale- From October 5th to 8th, a huge sale takes place all over the village. This is the perfect time to shop for your winter gear.
Umbrella- You can never be too prepared for the unpredictable fall weather.
Vehicle- Count on getting muddy and lots of laughs when you’re on a fall All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) tour.
Wet- Fall brings the rain but that doesn’t mean it has to be any less fun than when it’s sunny outside.
Xtra layer- Bundle up, the weather can change in the blink of an eye.
Yellow- Come autumn, just one of the many colours that erupt over every mountainside.
Zipline- Ziptrek Whistler is open year round and just one of the many ways to enjoy a perfect fall day.