While summer is still here, autumn and fall are just around the corner. While many people from arounnd the globe, and locals from British Columbia travel to Whistler, BC, Canada for the summer vacation season (and of course for winter), Fall time I find is a sureal time to visit this beautiful city.
The city of Whistler all season long is a perfect vacation away from home. Anytime of season you can find some activities to do – whether its skiing, snowboarding, river rafting, mountain biking, etc., Whistler vacation offers all the outdoor amenities you could want. And yes, for those who not so activity-inclined, you have all the shopping, restaurants and simply the perfect place for some rest and relaxation while lounging in a hot tub on a clear night with a fine glass of wine of a tasty home cooked of fine dining meal.
Fall offers tourists in Whistler a beautiful panoramic view. While the trees begin to change to their autumn colours, leaves line the hiking trails and paths on your mountainside hiking trip, and the perfect crisp air to fill the lungs is like jump start for your health.
Those travelers to Whistler BC this 2009 season will find the opportunity to travel from mountain to mountain on Whistlers new Peak to Peak Gondola, the longest free-ride gondola in the world. This is Whistler Blackcomb’s award-winning big mountain experience that is scheduled to launch this December 2009. Travelers to Whistler will be able to get a breathtaking view of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains by traveling on the new PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola that will link them together for the first time.
In winter, skiers and riders will have easier and more convenient access to more than 8,171 acres of terrain for all levels on the two mountains. During the summer months, the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola will add safe thrills to the incredible alpine hiking and sightseeing on both mountains, and become a “must-do” experience for visitors to the resort – in any season. View the Whistler Blackcomb Peak to Peak Gondola video here.
If you plan to take a vacation in Whistler Blackcomb this 2009 Fall or Winter season, be sure to find the perfect vacation rental accommodation for your stay. There are a variety of vacation rental choices to choose from, ranging from some of the luxurious hotels in Whistler, to private town homes and condos. Stay in Whistler this season and get an appetizer of what it will be like for the 2010 Whistler winter Olympics. Travelers to Whistler can find good deals on vacation rentals by browsing the availability of owner direct vactation rental accommodations. These rental accomodations range in size from 1 bedroom directly in Whistler village, to large homes with ski in / ski out features directly along the mountain side – perfect for large groups travelling to Whistler this season.
For those planning on visiting Whistler Blackcomb can also ensure they find the perfect vacation rental accommodation by viewing the location of their vacation stay. While some vacation rentals in Whistler are a 10-15 minute cab ride into the village, you can ensure you find the perfect location for you vacation stay – whether its in Whistler village, or along side Whistler Lake, or along the golf course or away and up the mountain side. View Whistler rental accommodations my location map at this website we found that offers a new perspective on finding a vacation rental in Whistler.
The BC tourist and travel guide also has good information on Whistler in the Fall time. They claim its one of the best times to visit Whistler is in late September or early October. The village is less crowded and the trees become a blaze of colour. I agree! I’ve visited Whistler through every time of season, multiple times and find Sept and Oct are a perfect time of season to visit.
Whistler also offers special discounts to travelers during the Fall season on rental accommodations. Whistler has been known to offer a third night free on some of their managed properties, as well as many of the owner direct vacation accommodation rentals. These will be posted on their property listings.
If you’re planning to visit Whistler this Fall season, you’ll have the opportunity to take in the top 4 fall activities in Whistler.
1. Turkey Sale: Oct 10-13 2008
For the avid and newbie ski and snowboarder, this is the largest selection of ski and snowboard equipment, the top brand names all in one location. You can get up to 70% off on select equipment. Don’t miss the Whistler Blackcomb Turkey Sale if you’re in town.
2. Cornucopia: Nov 6-10, 2008
For its 12th year, Cornucopia, Whistler’s Celebration of Wine and Food presents a delectable five days of wine, food and tasting events plus new extended dates.
3. OPENING DAY: Nov 27, 2008
Whistler Blackcomb opens for Winter 2008-2009 with the launch of the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola in December. Join us over US Thanksgiving weekend when both mountains are scheduled to open together.Whistler Blackcomb opens for Winter 2008-2009 with the launch of the PEAK 2 PEAK Gondola in December. Join us over US Thanksgiving weekend when both mountains are scheduled to open together.4. WHISTLER FILM FESTIVAL: Dec 4 – 7, 2008
Now in its eighth year, the Whistler Film Festival is an action packed celebration of film. This four-day extravaganza features 90+ films, special guests and cool events.If you’re visiting Whistler in the Fall or visiting in the Winter time, you won’t regret visiting Whistler this 2009 season.Now in its eighth year, the Whistler Film Festival is an action packed celebration of film. This four-day extravaganza features 90+ films, special guests and cool events.
Now in its eighth year, the Whistler Film Festival is an action packed celebration of film. This four-day extravaganza features 90+ films, special guests and cool events.