Whistler is a great place to go on vacation during the autumn season. Why do people love visiting Whistler in the fall? By September of each year, the waves of summer heat in BC will have usually subsided, and Whistler visitors no longer have to fear mid-day hikes like they would during the summertime. Whether you’re visiting on a business trip, a family retreat or perhaps a romantic getaway, we recommend for travellers to see the season’s changing scenery on the Whistler Blackcomb mountains this fall. Besides for hiking, what are some other locations or events to explore while visiting Whistler?
6. WHISTLER HIKING AND SIGHTSEEING IN AUTUMN
Whistler’s weather and climate ranges during the fall. Temperature averages have historically shown daily highs of 5 to 20 degrees celsius to lows of 3 to 8 degrees celsius in the central village area throughout the months of September and October.
You may potentially experience some precipitation during your autumn visit to Whistler, so we highly recommend for travellers to keep an umbrella around. Nevertheless, Whistler’s moderate shift in temperature during fall makes for perfect hiking conditions.
5. HIKING IS BENEFICIAL TO YOUR HEALTH
With weather conditions laid out perfectly for a hike on the Whistler Blackcomb mountains during the fall season, let’s briefly review the health benefits of hiking:
- Lowered stress levels, improved mood, and enhanced mental wellbeing
- Reduced risk for heart disease
- Lowered blood pressure, body fat & cholesterol levels
- Improved control over weight and bone density
- Improved osteoarthritis outcomes
- Increases in physical flexibility and motor coordination
4. WHERE TO GO HIKING IN WHISTLER DURING FALL
What locations should you visit during your hike in Whistler during the fall season? If you’re seeking to capture the natural beauty of British Columbia or perhaps even go chasing waterfalls in the next couple of months, here are some of our top recommended autumn Whistler hiking locations (as previously featured on various travel blogs):
- Brandywine Falls Provincial Park
- The Blackcomb Ascent Trails
- Rainbow Falls
- Nairn Falls National Park
- Wedgemount Lake Trail
- Harmony Lake Loop
- Overlord Trail
3. WHAT TO PACK IN YOUR BAGS FOR YOUR TRIP TO WHISTLER IN FALL
Perhaps one of the best reasons to visit Whistler in the fall is that you’re still able to pack light. During the winter times, Whistler visitors are often travelling with ski or snowboarding equipment, heavyweight winter jackets and thick layered clothing to stay warm.
For the fall season, we recommend travellers to consider the following when packing for a trip to Whistler:
- Knit Sweaters
- Warm Toques
- Wool Scarves
- Wool Socks
- Warm Cardigans
- Comfortable and cozy clothing
2. WHAT ELSE SHOULD YOU CHECK OUT WHILE IN WHISTLER DURING FALL?
- Whistler Peak 2 Peak 360 Gondola
Experience a 360 view from the gondolas over the Whistler Blackcomb mountains and view the Whistler Village, mountain peaks, lakes, glaciers and forests from way up high. For a special treat, you could even experience rooftop dining and feel on top the world as you enjoy your meal over the ski slopes and towering peaks of Whistler.
Pro Tip: The official Whistler website for the 360 Gondola states: “For seasonal dates and operating times, please see Mountain Hours of Operation“.
- Whistler Blackcomb Turkey Sale
From October 11-14, 2019, you could find great deals and savings on ski and snowboard equipment from Whistler’s annual Turkey Sale. Some tips for preparing before this massive annual sales event include making a wish list, arriving early, knowing your fitting sizes, knowing where to park, and processing your passes or tickets ahead of time. A highly anticipated event for winter sports fanatics!
1. UPCOMING EVENTS TO EXPLORE DURING YOUR 2019 TRIP TO WHISTLER THIS FALL
There are always fun and exciting events happening at Whistler, and autumn is a perfect time for creatives and foodies to network on the mountains. Here are some interesting events to check out either before or after your hiking plans for your fall trip to Whistler:
- Arts Whistler Presents: VIMFF WORLD TOUR 2019
Friday, October 4th — 7:30PM at the Maury Young Arts Centre
- Whistler Writers Festival
From October 17th-20th, 2019
- Whistler Wine Walk
Friday, October 4th — 5:00PM to 7:00PM
- Cornucopia Whistler: fall festival of food & drink
From November 7th-17th, 2019
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Whistler Vacation Homes Management thrives when it comes to helping you planning an unforgettable autumn vacation in Whistler. Over 3 million memories are made on the Whistler Mountain each year — we highly look forward to being a part of yours.