Here are a few outdoor and indoor activities to do on your weekend in Whistler this fall:
With the weather changing you can expect some rainbows while flying in the sky…maybe even zipline right through one!? As you zip through you will notice the trees changing color so…great time to enjoy a colourful rainforest and breathe in the crisp air. If you happen to come on a day when the fog is thick in the valley, you’ll experience the added thrill of ziplining into the mist!
Get out and see the mountains from a quad bike on an exhilarating all-terrain tour. You will access the backcountry which will be gorgeous this time of year. Be sure to wear layers and clothing you don’t care to get dirty because you will most definitely be whizzing through mud and dirt! But once you take in the breathtaking views and crisp air you won’t regret it.
Whistler’s spa scene is outstanding and offers the most amazing, luxurious selection. With the weather changing, the air feeling more crisp, fall is the perfect time to take advantage of this! For a unique spa experience, The Scandinave Spa is a popular choice in Whistler, with nearly the entire facility located outside including hot pools, cold dips and showers and steam rooms are nestled in a rustic, wooded setting.
Just a short 20-minute drive north to Pemberton, you will find picturesque views and horse country. The area offers wonderful horseback riding trails. Take a guided tour whether you’re a beginner or expert there is a ride for you.
Hiking, walking anything outdoors enjoying the mountain air and fall colors is a great way to spend your day. If you’re sticking close to Whistler Village, Lost Lake Park and the Fitzsimmons Trail are two places to explore or grab an e-bike and head down the 45-kilometre Valley Trail, which weaves in and out of Whistler’s neighbourhoods, taking you through lakes, parks, beaches and stunning viewpoints. There is an abundance of hiking trails in the area you can check out a few from my previous blog here.
Audain Art Museum
Located in the village, this iconic building is a work of art itself, created by the award-winning Patkau Architects. Its permanent collection showcases BC art, from the 18th century to the present day. Be sure to add this stop to your list for a great indoor activity!
Forged Axe Throwing
Looking for a good social, classic Canadian activity? Check out the Forged Axe Throwing, a pretty unique activity and its not every day that you get the opportunity to discover your inner lumberjack!
Kids getting cold or too rainy outside? Take the family to the Escape Room, where you can work as a team in a real-life gaming experience! Choose from one of five themed rooms and immerse yourself in a world of fun, challenging and interactive obstacles.