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October is a beautiful time to visit Whistler. Witness the changing of seasons right before your eyes as the trees turn orange and the snowline starts to drop. You might think that October would be a dull time to visit Whistler, but you’d be wrong! Whistler has tons of fun fall events and activities that are perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

Whistler 50 Relay Race

Whistler 50 Relay & Ultra

October 13th, 2018

The Whistler 50 Relay & Ultra is an annual event held each fall in Whistler. This 80 km race is open to relay teams of 8, 4, or 2 members as well as solo ultra-marathoners. The course itself is centred around Whistler Village and the beautiful Valley Trail system. The race also comes with a pre-race social and post-race finish line party.

Thanksgiving Long Weekend

October 5th - 8th, 2018

Gather with your loved ones to celebrate Thanksgiving long weekend in Whistler. Big turkey dinners, the last Famers Markets of the season, and the legendary Whistler Blackcomb Turkey Sale. What more could you want in a long weekend!

Whistler Writers Festival

October 11th - 14th, 2018

Founded in 2001, the Whistler Writers Festival is having its 17th annual celebration of the written word this October. The festival is a lovely blend of speaker panels, workshops, dinners, galas, and more. If you fancy yourself a bit of a bookworm, the Whistler Writers Festival is the place to be.

Fall for Arts

Whistler is no stranger to arts and culture, and to prove that, an entire season is dedicated to it! Fall for Arts is Whistler’s three-month celebration of arts and culture in the Sea to Sky Corridor. All autumn there are countless exhibits, galleries, events, and workshops to explore while you’re here. Visit the Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre for a celebration of the local First Nations past and present, or take a tour of the Audain Art Museum which houses an impressive permanent collection and frequently hosts temporary exhibits. Fall for Arts has so much to choose from.

Whistler Art Galleries

Whistler Wine Walk

Fridays 5 - 7 pm, October

Experience five of Whistler’s art galleries accompanied by a glass of wine this October. Whistler Wine Walk is a great way to enjoy the crisp evening air along with interactive art experiences. Every Friday in October, from 5 - 7 pm, you can visit participating galleries for wine tastings and appetizers! Perfect for date night or just to explore the Whistler art scene, the Whistler Wine Walk is self-guided and at your own pace, which gives you time to drink it all in.

Photo Credits: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane