13 Fall Things We Love To Do In Whistler

Fall is our second favourite time to be in the coast mountains (after the winter, of course). Just hearing the word “autumn” makes our old sweaters start feel more comfy, we start enjoying the smell of rain, the mountainside shines with a golden afternoon glow, and it becomes acceptable to put pumpkins spice on everything.

This year fall officially arrives on September 22nd, 2016 so and here are 13 of our favourite things to do in Whistler:

1. Riding the gondola through 3 seasons in one day

2. Chasing waterfalls after it rains

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“Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to end, it’s about learning to dance in the rain” ☔️? – Happy #waterfallwednesday #Fall is #waterfall season here in Whistler. The days are still bright and sunny, the air is warm, but I starts to rain…and rain fills up the rivers, creeks and waterfalls! ?Follow the link in our bio for: Top 5 Must-Visit Waterfalls For Your Next Trip To Whistler? ? by @grantmatticephoto <—you should follow him right now for more awesome waterfall shots! #brandywinefalls #brandywine #waterfalls #pnwonderland #pnwhiking #bucketlist #rainbow #rainyday #canada #explorebc #explorecanada #onlyinwhistler #maketimeforadventure #landscape_lovers #awesome_earthpix #naturelovers #outdoorlife #westcoast #choosehappiness #wildseekers

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3. Eagerly watching the snow-line creep towards the village

4. Foraging in the woods for mushrooms

Today we ventured out into the woods armed with our new book “All that the rain promises and more…a hip pocket guide to western mushrooms” by David Arora, our camera, and a bit flask of tea. It’s amazing what alternate micro-worlds lay on the forest floor when you take the time to *really* stop and look. This little guy had been kicked up so we dusted him off and said thank you for all the vital ecological services mushrooms provide in #Whistler. Thank you #mushrooms! We’ve identified this mushroom as Common Volvariella…we think. We’re still beginners, please tell us if we’re wrong ? #mushroomhunting #fungusamongus #fungus #musrooms #rainforest #cheakamus #onlyinwhistler #explorecanada #explorebc #whistlerunfiltered #fall #autumn #westcoast #pnwonderland #cascadesexplored #vancityhype #vancitybuzz #huffpostbc #forest #pnwhiking #vsco #vscocam

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5. Hiking to the snow-line to get our pre-skiing fix

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6. Snuggling-up with a movie and a free hot chocolate

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7. Playing frisbee golf in the evenings (before it starts getting dark at 4pm)

Oh #frisbeegolf! One of Whistler’s favourite past times. After work, before work, on lunch, on weekends, with your dog, with your friends…#frolf rocks ? If you’ve never played we recommend you go to Comor in Whistler village to buy yourself a frisbee golf aka frolf disk and head straight on over to the Lost Lake frolf course. The course is series on 18 “holes” dotten throughout the forest. The holes are either metal baskets or metal rods that you have to hit with your frisbee. It sounds crazy, but it’s highly addictive! Go try it out ? ?by @obeardywan_kenobe at Lost Lake Frolf Course #summer #frisbee #exploreeverything #onlyinwhistler #explorebc #explorecanada #gooutside #forest #funtimes #thingstodo #bucketlist #canada

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8. Picking up some seasonal, fall veggies from the Whistler Farmer’s Market

9. Play the Arts Whistler community piano

Related post: http://artswhistler.com/fallforarts

10. Experiencing Whistler’s coastal temperate rainforest in its element

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“There’s a difference between interest and commitment. When you’re interested in something, you do it only when it’s convenient. When you’re committed to something, you accept no excuses – only results” — Kenneth Blanchard People who really, deeply love the outdoors will go out in any weather. We don’t need clear blue skies. Any weather will do because we’re not out to enjoy the weather, were out to enjoy nature. And nature is beautiful everyday, no matter what! #maketimeforadventure #whistler #onlyinwhistler #whistlerunfiltered #pnwwonderland #rain #river #cheakamusriver #fall #storm #forest #vancityhype #vancitybuzz #explorebc #vsco #vscocam #iphoneonly #photooftheday #landscape_lovers #iphoneography #choosehappiness #imagesofcanada #keepitwild #pnwhikes #adventuretime #myvancouverlife #canada #mywherever #pacificgirlsproject

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11. Photographing local wildlife as they get ready for winter

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12. Crunching leaves beneath our feet on our morning dog walk

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13. Bald eagle watching in Squamish

Technically this one isn’t in Whistler, but Squamish is only a 40 min drive south and this is one our our most popular guest-recommended activities.

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