Whistler autumn

Whistler is best known for its two major tourist seasons: winter and summer. Although both my husband and I have visited Whistler for various activities during these times of the year, we hadn’t yet experienced autumn β€” between the seasons.

Whistler autumn

This past Thanksgiving weekend, with the leaves turning shades of burnt orange and deep red, we took the chance to unwind and enjoy the weekend farmer’s market (this weekend was the last of the season), visit Whistler Brewing Company, get in a hike or two and feel rejuvenated after a visit to Scandinave Spa.

Whistler Farmers Market

Whistler’s traditional Turkey Sale was on in the village. This is a yearly sale of ski equipment, clothes, and sportswear that the town flocks to for bargains. As we visited the farmer’s market on Sunday morning, we pretty much walked right into the tents and sidewalk sales located around the village.

Whistler Farmers Market

The farmer’s market is laid out along the Upper Village Market stroll and offers warm food, organic produce and products, and handmade goods.

Whistler Farmers Market

As Purebread Whistler (now our favourite bakery, after repeated visits to Vancouver Farmer’s markets) is about to take an extended vacation (October 16-November 23), we stocked up on their Dysfunction Ale bread, made with spent grain from Whistler Brewing.

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We were lucky to have had such gorgeous weather for the entire weekend. The mountain tops had snow, but the lifts were still green, with the trees showing off their changing colour. Autumn really is a wonderful time of the year to experience Whistler.

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