Autumn brings a special season to the mountains of Whistler. The forest is ablaze with color, the air as crisp as an apple, and the sunlight takes on a warm, golden hue. What an amazing time for a visit to Whistler Blackcomb.
Many Whistler businesses have opened back up with safety restrictions. The crowds are small and there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. Check out some of our favorites.
Hit the Trail
Go mountain biking at the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, which is open through Oct. 12. The world-renowned park offers a myriad of trails for the avid bicyclist. But event outside the park, Whistler is an incredibly bike-friendly area that offers plenty of paved recreational and off-road bike trails. Rent a bicycle from one of the local rental shops. Fantyke Co., Garbanzo Bike & Bean and Summit Sport are open now. Affinity Sports is set to open Nov. 15.
Don’t forget the camera when you take a Bear Viewing Tour, a wild ride aboard 4x4 vehicles. Catch a look at some of the resident black bears and their cubs on this tour of their natural habitat. The season runs through October.
Make a Splash
Get the heart racing with a whitewater rafting trip. Ride the lively Green, Lower Cheakamus, Elaho and Squamish rivers on one of the tours offered on some of the most sensational white water on the West Coast. Enjoy a spectacular view of the wilderness as guides will help you navigate the rapids.
Reel in a Big One
Whistler offers easy access to an array of fishing opportunities, from its five lakes to a myriad of streams and rivers. Book an excursion through the area’s Trout Country Fishing Guides.These experienced anglers will get you on the fish, including trout, salmon and steelhead. Trout Country, for example, offers year-round trips that are all-inclusive, so all the fishing gear, transportation and instruction is included.
Get a Little Culture
The Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre is open with limited tour capacity and mandatory masks. With 30,000 square feet of exhibits, it is an easy place to socially distance. The first of its kind in Canada, Squamish Lil’wat Centre celebrates and shares two cultures while creating meaningful employment opportunities for members of both the Sk̲wxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation, Coast Salish) and Líl̓wat7ul (Lil’wat Nation, Interior Salish) Nations. These cultural ambassadors share their knowledge and stories with guests, complementing the Centre’s curated collection of artifacts. Traditional drum songs are shared at the top of each hour.
Just around the corner is the main event on the mountain, as ski season is estimated to open on Nov. 26. Save on lift tickets when you book by Nov. 15.
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