It’s no secret that Whistler offers an abundance of activities throughout the winter and summer months. Whether it be a ski day on the snow-covered mountains or a fun-packed day of water sports and relaxation by the lakes, both are busy and thrilling times to visit. With summer coming to an end and the promise of winter snow only a mere few weeks away, Autumn has arrived. It brings the beauty of red and orange-covered mountains, cozy fires, red wine, and the locals’ enthusiastic buzz and anticipation of the first snowfall. This is the opportune time to recharge and make the most of what Whistler has to offer without the crowds that the peak seasons attract.
Whistler Wine Walk – Every Friday in October
Calling all art and wine enthusiasts! Every Friday night for the month of October, explore Whistler’s bustling gallery scene while sampling hors d’oevres and wines from BC wineries. Each week, four public and private galleries offer a new taste of Whistler’s diverse art scene featuring local, regional, and international artists, and interactive art experiences.
Tickets and information are available on Tourism Whistler
Whistler Writers Festival – October 13-16
The Whistler Writers Festival is an annual fall event celebrating the written word. It’s a chance to connect with the very best Canadian and international authors. Join this year’s festivities featuring engaging workshops, readings, speaker panels, music, and great conversations with fellow readers and writers.
Tickets and information are available at Whistler Writers Festival
Pumpkin Picking at North Arm Farm – open until October 31st
What better way to get into the Fall spirit than taking a trip to the Pumpkin Patch at North Arm Farm! North Arm Farm, commonly referred to as the Sea to Sky’s Family Farm Experience, is a magical place to visit during the Autumn harvest. Take in fall’s spectacular colours while wandering through the sprawling Pumpkin Patch or find your perfect pumpkin in the barn while enjoying seasonal specialties and fresh-baked delicacies from the Farm Kitchen. Wagon Rides to the patch are available every weekend through the month of October.
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iF3 Whistler 2022 – October 19-22
Calling all skiers, snowboarders, and lovers of freesports – iF3 is returning to Whistler to celebrate its 15th anniversary! The iconic ski and snowboard film festival is set to take place in Whistler from October 19th to the 22nd. For those who are not familiar, the International Freeski Film Festival (iF3) searches, recognizes and rewards the best of what the freesports communities have to offer. The four-day festival consists of innovative and entertaining events that aim to unite sport with culture, for both local and international audiences, while showcasing the year’s best ski and snowboard films. As we patiently wait for the Mountain to open, iF3 always presents a unique opportunity for people to connect over a shared passion and is certain to get you excited for the upcoming ski season!
Tickets and information are available on iF3 Whistler 2022
Whistler Cornucopia – November 4-6 | 10-20 | 25-27
Celebrate the bold tastes of British Columbia and beyond at Whistler’s annual fall festival of food and drink! Cornucopia’s culinary and drink experts from around the world concoct fresh ideas, innovative tastings, creative seminars, and avant-garde entertainment right in the heart of Whistler! A few fan-favourite and highly-anticipated events include but are certainly not limited to, the Murder Mystery Dinner, Laugh out LIVE!, Cellar Door, and, new this year, Drag Me To Brunch!
Tickets and information are available on Whistler Cornucopia
Whistler Film Festival – November 30-December 4
For all the cinephiles (lovers of film) out there – the 22nd edition of the Whistler Film Festival is set to return from November 30th to December 4th, showcasing another carefully curated and thoughtful selection of thought-provoking, ‘must-see’ films. This year’s festival will be an in-person and online event connecting audiences, filmmakers, and industry professionals. Events include film premieres, industry summits, talent programs, and special guest appearances by actors and directors.
Tickets and information are available on Whistler Film Festival