Psst, we’ve got a little secret and it’s called September. In case you didn’t know, early fall is the perfect time to be in Whistler. Cooler temperatures, plenty of things to do, and sunny skies make it prime for being in the mountains. Sadly, for most travelers, September marks the end of the travel season. It’s back-to-school and back-to-work for many. But if you can manage to squeeze a vacation in, you’ll find that September in Whistler is best, and here is why!
RBC GranFondo Whistler
Date: September 8th
This mass start road biking event takes participants from Vancouver to Whistler via the stunning Sea To Sky Highway. Take part in the challenge or cheer on the athletes from the beer garden!
The Whistler Village Beer Festival
Date: September 11th- September 16th
If craft beer is your jam, then the Whistler Village Beer Festival is for you. Throughout the week of the festival, events all built around celebrating and exploring the art of brewing take over the village. Taste testing, competitions, and mixers are just to name a few.
Whistler Mountain Bike Park
Some of the best mountain biking of the year happens in the fall. There are fewer crowds and more moisture which results in notoriously good dirt. If you’ve been thinking of planning a mountain bike trip, September is the time to do it.
Date: June 30th- September 17th
Organized by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Audain Art Museum, POP features the work of Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, and many others. Take in this incredible exhibition before it’s too late.
Oranges, reds, and yellows- fall hiking features its own unique color scheme and one that you can’t find at any other point in the year. What’s more, in a few short months, the trails surrounding Whistler and in the alpine will be covered in snow, so take in their beauty while you still can.
Fall golfing is something dreams are made of. The surrounding scenery is making one last attempt at showing off before the snow hits, the local animals are busy preparing for the cold, and the crowds have left to go back to work. It’s just you, the golf green, and maybe a bear or two.
September in Whistler is a well-kept secret. There’s plenty to do, the weather is perfect, and the colors are something out of a painting. Come see for yourself why spending autumn in the mountains is the best!