Bright fiery tree tops and a gentle mountain-top dusting of snow marks the start of the Whistler fall event schedule. Simply put, Whistler is a mecca for year-round entertainment. I know – it’s a bold statement, but I stand by it.
Top-shelf events and festivals have become a staple here in Whistler and this fall is no different. With the darling of all events, Cornucopia, returning this year to heat-up the chilly autumn evenings, it’s a no-brainer that Whistler will be the place to be. For your enjoyment, we’ve highlighted the best of the fall season:
Turkey Sale and Whistler Mountain Ski & Board Swap – October 5-8, 2012
This annual “big tent” event is LEGENDARY and offers a massive one-stop-shopping opportunity for those looking for both new and pre-owned gear for the upcoming winter season. Expect amazing deals and huge pre-season savings on all ski and snowboarding equipment. Always the best prices of the season.
Fungus Among Us Mushroom Festival – October 12 – 13, 2012
While I was one who admittedly snickered the first time I heard about this festival – it is no joke! People come from far and wide to partake in this unique experience. This two-day event includes presentations and guided walks by experts in this field, as well as a gourmet wild mushroom tasting on Saturday.
Cornucopia, Whistler’s Annual Celebration of Wine and Food – November 7 – 11, 2012
If your a foodie or a serious wine connoisseur then this is the festival for you. Four days of sensory indulgence awaits with gala wine tasting events, winemakers dinners and amazing after parties hosted by some of Whistler’s top restaurants. This is a bucket list item and simply something everyone should experience at least once – although if you do it once, I guarantee you’ll be back!
Bizarre Bazaar – November 23 – 24, 2012
Whistler’s original artisan market is an eclectic array of handmade wares by the fine folks in the Sea to Sky corridor. I often head to the bazaar for my Christmas shopping and always walk away with unique and memorable gifts. Expect to find a wide selection of ceramics, clothing, fine art, wood, glass, metal, jewelry, leather, candles and aromatherapy products as well as Christmas decorations. Always a good time.
Whistler Film Festival – November 28 – December 2, 2012
Enjoying it’s 12th year, the Whistler Film Festival has quickly earned a name for itself as one of Canada’s leading film festivals. With more than 10,000 attendees, the festival showcases innovative and original films from around the world.
The fall in Whistler used to be a time for patience, as we all waited for those first tell-tale signs of winter to unfold. Now, however, fall seems to fly by with so much to do – I actually look forward to this time of year. Not only do the local restaurants come out with their “shoulder season” deals, but every week there is something exciting going on. Come up and see for yourself why Whistler in the fall is actually an amazing time in the mountains. Feel free to give us a call for more information of to help book your stay – Toll Free: 1-877-932-2285.