September in Whistler is the perfect time of year! It’s the perfect combination of summer and fall. The weather often remains agreeable well into the month, with temperatures averaging 20 degrees Celcius during the day in the valley. And as the kids go back to school and summer holidays finish up, the crowds begin to thin in Whistler sometimes making it feel as if you have the whole place to yourself.
One benefit of the ideal weather is that most of the summer activities remain open. Visitors can enjoy fun adventures such as ziplining, hiking and downhill mountain biking. If the weather does get a little wet, some activities such as the ATV and 4×4 tours can get even more exciting as long as you’re prepared to play in the mud! Check out our full list of great Whistler activities here.
September in Whistler also brings some awesome signature events. Be sure to check out these Whistler events:
Entering its 10th year, the RBC GranFondo Whistler is North America’s largest GranFondo. Over 4500 cyclists of all abilities pedal up the Sea to Sky highway on September 7th. Race distances range from 55-152km. Post-race celebrations take place in Whistler Olympic Plaza and feature live music, food trucks and a beer garden.
Fall for Arts is a celebration of all things arts and culture in Whistler. Hosted by Arts Whistler, Fall for Arts takes place from September to December and offers a jam-packed calendar of events including live music, gallery openings, exhibits, theatre performances and more. The Fall for Arts Kickoff takes place on September 12 with a fun street party outside of the Maury Young Arts Centre.
Beer lovers unite at the Whistler Village Beer Festival! This 7-day festival features a wide range of beer-related activities including Beer Yoga, cask nights and tap takeovers. The main event is a 2-day gathering of over 60 breweries in Whistler Olympic Plaza with live music, food trucks and more. Festival takes place from September 9-15.
To check out other great events happening in Whistler throughout the year, visit our website.