Whistler’s Village Stroll has a more laid-back feel in the fall months. There are some beautiful places to soak in the soft, fall sunshine as it filters through the golds and reds of the deciduous trees. This “Village in the Forest” was built to showcase the surrounding mountains, nature and sense of discovery. Whistler Village is meant to encourage meandering, exploration, and surprise.
Head to Village Gate Blvd and capture the iconic Inukshuk. The Vancouver Organizing Committee of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, selected the Inukshuk as the basis for the 2010 Winter Games logo. This traditional icon of the Inuit people is symbolic of openness, welcoming and strength. The human form inukshuk is inunngnaq. The inukshuk became a popular symbol in this region during the Games period. This large figure has been a popular photo opportunity since the day it was unveiled, at its surrounded by stunning tree colours during the fall months. You will not miss it if you drive by, or you can also walk around it as it’s near the visitor center.
If you stroll by the main viaduct of Whistler pedestrian village you’ll encounter beautiful fall foliage behind the Olympic rings. There’s plenty of space in front of it so you can get back far enough to capture the whole rings, trees and Whistler mountain in the back if you aren’t working with a particularly wide-angle lens.
If you walk towards North Boulevard you’ll find a stunning fall oasis with a small waterfall and a huge red maple tree.