How to Keep Busy During Whistler’s Shoulder Season

The gondolas are closed for sightseeing, the bike park season has ended, and ski/snowboard season has yet to begin.

It may seem like there is not much to do in Whistler during this off-peak time, but there’s actually quite a few good ways to keep busy! Here are a few of our favourite things to do during the fall shoulder season:

1) Dine Out

One of the best things about the slow season is that most local dining establishments offer amazing multi-course meal deals and specials!

Get glammed up for a night on the town and pick from your favourite type of food. You can enjoy everything from steak and seafood to pasta and sushi all for just a fraction of what you would normally pay. For a complete list of Whistler dining deals, you can visit:

2) Explore Nature

Whistler’s temperate rainforest could not be more alive right now.

Take the time to walk through the forest and soak in all the amazing sights, sounds, and smells that nature is offering. There are hundreds of different interesting types of mushrooms to look at, and if you go with an expert who can identify the wild edibles then you may even return with enough for a meal.

3) Tour the Museums

Did you know that Whistler has not one, but three incredible museums that you can visit?

The Whistler Museum tell’s Whistler’s greatest stories from the time of the fun loving pioneers, to the creation of Whistler Blackcomb, to the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. It’s located behind the Whistler Public Library and admission is by donation. Another incredible place to go, especially on a rainy day, is the Squamish Lil’Wat Cultural Centre – our local First Nations Museum showcasing their unique history, art, and culture. If you still have time after that, Whistler’s newest museum is the Audain Art Museum, a place to experience and appreciate the art of British Columbia.

4) Shop Until You Drop

We have new jewellery, handbags, and shoes arriving all the time in our Whistler village store.

The Autumn Song Hook Earrings and Necklace are one of the latest and greatest jewellery designs to arrive from Ayala Bar. Come visit us to shop all the latest arrivals, or browse through all of our newest products on our website here!


What’s your favourite thing to do during Whistler’s shoulder season? Let us know in the comments!