Posted on September 24, 2019

What to do in Whistler in the Fall: Our Top 10 Recommendations


Only a short distance from Vancouver, drive along the scenic Sea-to-Sky Highway and arrive at the activity-filled Whistler Village with tons of things to do no matter the weather. We’ve put together our top 10 recommendations on things to do in Whistler, so you know exactly what to do when you arrive! Once you’re here you’ll you won’t want to leave. Are you a BCAA, AAA, or CAA member? The Crystal Lodge offers discounted rates for members and an extra special rate for the Fall!


The PEAK2PEAK experience is on everyone’s bucket list when they come to Whistler for a reason! The PEAK2PEAK gondola gives you a view alike no other! Elevated above Whistler Village, the view gives a whole new list of places you’ll want to explore. Every couple of gondolas, one will arrive with a clear glass floor viewing window will to the station.

2. Vallea Lumina

Vallea Lumina is one of Whistler’s newest attractions. Open for the winter this year, this multi-media night walk through the illuminated forest is one not to miss. Vallea Lumina is open until October 13th, 2019 and reopens for the winter on November 28th, 2019. Tickets can be found here.

3. RZR

If you grew up jumping in puddles as a kid, the RZR is a perfect activity for you in the fall. Get ready to get muddy! Open until November 18th, 2019, explore the great outdoors in British Columbia on an off-road vehicle. Pass by rivers, lakes, and impressive views you won’t find anywhere else! To make it even better, tickets are discounted in the fall! Find tickets here.

4. Ziplining

If you like the PEAK2PEAK Gondola, ziplining tests your appetite for adventure. Open year-round, Ziptrek offers EcoTours of our Alpine Forest and Superfly Ziplines’ offers more of an adrenaline experience with the longest ziplining in Canada and the USA at over 2 km in length!

5. Escape Room

The Escape rooms are perfect for when you want to escape the weather outside. This activity is suited for all ages wanting to release their Indiana Jones, and a great way to spend a rainy day in Whistler. Will you be able to escape? It’s harder than you think! Learn more about Escape! Whistler here.

6. Axe Throwing

Another unique activity for the fall. A short 10min drive from Whistler, you’ll become an expert in no time! Go for an hour drop-in session and learn the basics of how to hit the bullseye. This activity is open rain or shine. Book here.

7. Brewery Tours

Beer is good no matter the weather! Canadian Craft Tours offers a roundtrip tour visiting Whistler Brewing, Whistler Brew House, and Coast Mountain Brewing. Included in their tour are beer flights at each stop, a tour guide with transportation, and a brewery tour at one of the locations. Does this sound like your kind of activity? Click here to book.

8. Rock Climbing at the Core

Whether you’re there to climb alone or with a group, the Core is perfect for all levels of climbing. The climbing gym offers rental packages, a bouldering section, and guided packages to accommodate all needs. And the best part is, the Core is located a 2-minute walk away from the Crystal Lodge! Learn more about the Core here.

9. Lil’wat Centre

Interested in learning about the indigenous peoples of Canada? Use all five senses at the Lil-wat centre and learn all about their unique culture, traditions, food, and ways of life. Listen to traditional songs of the Salish people and the ancient stories passed down from generation to generation. View traditional art and a handcrafted canoe. Taste First Nations-inspired food at the Thunderbird Café after walking through the interpretive old-growth trail outside the centre. Find your tickets here.

10. Audain Art Museum

The Audain Art Museum is a must-do for anyone visiting Whistler. The museum showcases Art of British Columbia in the 56,000 square foot building. Completed in 2016, the mix of permanent and temporary exhibitions make for a unique visit every time. Visit the Museum’s website here for more information. Want to learn more about Art and Culture activities in whistler, check out our Youtube Video here:

In need of Whistler accommodation? Ask our Crystal Lodge reservations team about how you can make the most out of your stay in Whistler with our CAA/AAA/BCAA Package. Call 1.800.667.3363  or email [email protected] to book your Whistler accommodation today!