Spectacular September: Whistler’s Bonus Summer Month

Whoever said that the adventure ends with summer clearly hasn’t experienced Whistler in September. As everyone else is contemplating sweater weather, Whistler is just gearing up for a bonus month of summer with a twist that only Whistler can deliver. So, if you thought summer was over, hold onto your hats – September is here to dazzle you.

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Lakeside summer in Whistler

August Adventures, September Crowds

Here in Whistler, it’s like someone forgets to tell Mother Nature to shift to fall weather. Deep into September, we continue to revel in long sunny summer-like days. This dreamy warm weather is perfect for enjoying your favourite fair-weather outdoor activities. The best part? The summer holidaymakers have returned home, leaving Whistler more spacious and relaxed for the season. From taking to the trails to lounging lake-side and patio sipping, you will find just about everything is quieter in September.

Here are some of our September favourite activities:

  • Mountain Biking – Embark on thrilling two-wheeled adventures as you explore the trails. The Whistler Mountain Bike Park remains open until October 9, 2023 (accessible via the Creekside Gondola) and until September 4, 2023 (accessible via the Whistler Village Gondola). Additionally, the cross-country trail network is open for exploration until the snow blankets the paths.
  • Hiking – September is a hiker’s dream month. Not only are the views stellar in this golden month; there are no bugs!
  • Canoeing – Paddling in September means calmer waters, fewer visitors, and a chance to witness the tranquil reflection of autumn colors on the lakes. From the center of Alta Lake, enjoy a panoramic view of Wedge, Whistler, and Blackcomb mountains, where the onset of fall colors might begin to unveil.
  • Dining – As the harvest season peaks, fresh, locally-sourced ingredients enrich Whistler’s dining scene. Restaurants proudly present menus inspired by the bounties of the season.
  • Ziplining – The changing leaves and clear skies offer zipliners a unique opportunity to witness the breathtaking fall landscapes from a thrilling aerial perspective.
  • Trail running – Mild temperatures and the onset of autumn create the perfect environment for trail running. With trees starting their seasonal change, runners are treated to a visual spectacle with every step.

For a true local’s perspective on Whistler’s most sought-after activities, join daily outings led by our Whistler Experience Guides. Daily guided excursions are included for all registered Fairmont Chateau Whistler guests.

A Very Eventful Month

September in Whistler isn’t just about natural beauty; it’s also a time when the town comes alive with a variety of exciting events and festivals that cater to all interests. Whether you’re a culture buff, a fitness fanatic, or just someone who loves joining in the fun, Whistler’s September events have something special in store for you.

Whistler Village Beer Festival

Beer enthusiasts won’t want to miss the annual Whistler Village Beer Festival event where craft brewers from across British Columbia gather to showcase their finest brews. Explore the world of craft beer through tastings, workshops, and lively entertainment.

RBC GranFondo

The RBC GranFondo Whistler is a stunning point-to-point cycling journey along the famous Sea to Sky Corridor between Vancouver and Whistler. There are distance options from 55 km to 152 km and all offer beautiful landscapes and a clear, traffic-free passage along the Sea to Sky Highway. The event is family-friendly and open to all abilities.

Live Music and Performances

Throughout September, Whistler hosts a variety of live music and performing arts events. From intimate acoustic sets in cozy cafes to outdoor concerts featuring local and international artists, the music scene is vibrant and diverse.

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CWR GranFondo Whistler
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Concert at Whistler Olympic Plaza
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Whistler Village Beer Festival

A Taste Of Fall

The Perfect Patio Season Finale

As September ushers in, patio season in Whistler continues in full swing, but without the scorching highs of summer. Relish the ideal patio temperatures and seize the final weeks with Whistler’s premier dining offerings.

The Clubhouse patio offers more than just food—it’s a visual feast. Diners are treated to a mesmerizing display of Fairmont Chateau Whistler Golf Course carving through evergreen forests and mountains, making every meal a multisensory event.

Make your way to the Mallard Lounge for the culminating Fairmont Fridays Garden Party. With live music setting the ambiance and a rotating selection of specialty cocktails, the offerings include the Malfy Gin Spritz, Terama Classic Margarita, Remy Signature Side Car, Herradura Silver Classic Margarita, and Soli Moscow Mule. The allure is unmistakable with $6 beers, $7 wines, $9 cocktails, and $10 appetizers, available from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

This September, Fairmont Chateau Whistler dining offerings curate an ensemble of flavors, settings, and experiences, ensuring every diner leaves with cherished memories.

Fairmont Fridays Garden Party
Clubhouse Patio Dining
Clubhouse Whistler Dining Restaurant
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Fall exterior

Stay Longer & Save

The enchanting blend of summer warmth and the captivating hues of fall foliage can pass by in the blink of an eye. To make the most of your Whistler fall getaway, consider extending your stay and save up to 25% on luxury accommodations. Start planning now and ensure you don’t miss out on the magic of the season.

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