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6 Shoulder Season Activities in Whistler

Shoulder season activities in Whistler are beautiful, quieter and just as adventurous. Plan your activities at anytime of day, no need to beat the heat, just get outside and enjoy at anytime! While you may not want to jump in the lake, and we can’t quiet offer skiing just yet, there is still plenty to do and see in our region at any time of the year. Here are few things we think you’ll enjoy in Whistler this Fall.

Hiking: It might be nearing the end of the Peak 2 Peak Gondola season here in Whistler, but there are still plenty of trails to be explored at any elevation! Fall provides comfortable hiking temperatures and opens doors for big day trips without 4am starts to avoid the blazing sun. Some all day hikes that you might enjoy this Fall include: Garibaldi Lake, Wedge Mountain, Rainbow Lake or the Chief just south of Whistler in Squamish. Keep an eye on the weather, as you may know us folks in Whistler are doing our snow dance all Fall long!

Hiking Whistler

ATV Tours: Cruise through the colorful forests this Fall on a 4×4 machine of your choosing. Tours run on both Cougar Mountain and through the Callaghan Valley. The cooler weather and damp trails make riding conditions ideal! Journeying in a 4×4 through our rugged Whistler terrain to a lookout with views of a red, yellow and green valley isn’t such a bad way to spend a Fall day. The vantage points, adrenaline rush and stops along the way will paint a smile on anyone’s face; a memory making expedition that’s for sure! Don’t miss out on experiencing a Fall ATV tour.

Whistler ATV

Whistler ATV

Whistler Bungee: Open all year round, fall is one of the beautiful times to jump. The rushing river, the blur of colorful trees falling away from you and the pure adrenaline make for one memorable jump! Bring a sweater and head to Whistler Bungee for one of the most exciting shoulder season activities in Whistler!

Whistler Bungee

Whistler Bungee

Fishing: Fall is the season for Salmon and Rainbow Trout fishing. Get out on the peaceful rivers or lakes of your choosing and get after those fish before the flakes start to fly!

Whistler Fishing Guides

Whistler Fishing Guides

Biking: If you’re into downhill mountain biking, or still want to give it a go this year, visit the Whistler Bike Park before it closes mid October. If cross-country biking is more your style, good news for you! The Lost Lake Trails are still beautiful and perfectly tacky in the fall. Read more about why Biking in Whistler Rocks.

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane

Food: If you haven’t heard about our little secret, shoulder season hosts killer deals on eats here in Whistler. Check out the local paper or your favorite restaurant for great deals on drinks, 3 course meals and all kinds of treats!

We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the long list of activities to partake in this shoulder season! Don’t miss out on the beauty that Fall brings to Whistler.

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