9 Family-Friendly Whistler Adventures Worth The Fall Road Trip

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Fall is an idyllic time to escape the city and discover all the fun kid-friendly adventures there are to see and do in Whistler.

Visiting Whistler in the fall is usually a smart decision and comes with a few perks as well. There are less crowds, cooler temperatures, cheaper hotel rates, and some good deals to take advantage of. Speaking of, The Adventure Group is offering $35 to $75 off select tours this season as outlined below.

Here’s our list of notable kid-friendly adventures and deals in Whistler to create some magical memories this fall.

Whistler In The Fall

Explore the awe-inspiring Green Lake


It’s hard to believe you can find this serene piece of paradise in Whistler. The lake boasts vivid turquoise-coloured waters just north of Whistler Village. Visitors will also catch glimpses of it on the drive in as the scenic Sea to Sky Highway runs along the edge of the lake for most of its length.

Zipline above the rainforest


Get a bird’s eye view by soaring high above the lush trees of Cougar Mountain courtesy of Superfly Ziplines. Adventurers will travel at the speed of light (or approximately 100 kilometres per hour) solo or side-by-side with a friend or family member. The ziplines are just over a kilometre long and situated 200 metres off the forest floor.

Use promo code SUPERFLY35 to book with The Adventure Group (TAG) midweek and receive $35 off until Oct. 8.

Chase waterfalls at Brandywine Falls

 

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This is easily one of the most breathtaking spots to visit along the Sea to Sky region and arguably even the province as a whole. Take the family for a short and scenic trail walk to be treated to stunning views of the falls from above or hike down to get an even better sense of just how massive (and magnificent) these falls truly are.

Get muddy in the mountains


A muddy day up in the mountains screams epic adventures. Book an epic RZR tour, where you’ll be led through Whistler’s incredible backcountry on four wheels. It’s fun for the whole family and you can get either a two or four seater.

From now through October 8th, guests can also take advantage of TAG’s mid-week deal for $50 off a two seater RZR or $70 off a four seater RZR. To claim the deal, simply use promo code RZR50 or RZR70.

Tackle the Train Wreck Trail


Go for a scenic hike filled with history by visiting the iconic Train Wreck Trail. Much like its name suggests, there are several train cars that have been nestled along the forest floor of this trail since a train wreck in 1956. It’s an awesome spot to bring the family and the trail itself is relatively easy so it works for little ones too.

Stop by the Treehouse Playground

 

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You don’t have to stray far from the village to spend a fun afternoon with the kids. The Treehouse Playground is part of the Whistler Olympic Plaza. The interactive playground features a large treehouse with a slide, a rocking boat, swings and a padded play surface. It’s close to a variety of coffee shops so you can grab a drink while watching the kids play.

Listen to stories on a Vallea Lumina tour


Enjoy a magical evening in the woods of Cougar Mountain at Vallea Lumina. The multimedia experience is truly one-of-a-kind and something every family should try at least once. You’ll be guided through a whimsical storytelling experience with the use of videos projected onto the trees and beautiful music.

There’s also campfires and hot chocolate to be had once you finish the experience and make your way back to the base camp. TAG’s summer show will end in October, and kids 5 and under are free.

Take a bear viewing safari tour

 

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Embark on a safari-style tour where you’ll be able to spot some wildlife, including black bears in their natural habitat. This is a popular activity in Whistler, especially for families in particular. The tours have incredibly knowledgeable guides to further ensure it’s also an educational experience for both adults and kids. Pack along a picnic and make a whole day out of it.

Witness nature transform

 

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Last but not least, Whistler is a beautiful place to be when the leaves start changing colours. The foliage is second-to-none and what better way to spend quality time with family than by just soaking up all the beauty of nature.

A couple of the best spots to visit in the fall include Lost Lake and Alta Lake. Take in those eye-popping shades of reds, oranges and yellows while enjoying all the other activities the region has to offer in the off-season.

BONUS

Soak in views 7,200 f.t. above sea level

It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but the sky-scraping Whistler Suspension Bridge has officially reopened for select days throughout the week. Dubbed the Cloudraker Skybridge, this incredible structure is one of the highest of its kind in the world standing. What’s more, the view from the structure provides stunning, panoramic vistas of the surrounding area. So, if you are brave enough to look around while crossing, you’re in for an optical treat.

 

Whether you’re looking to get outside and have an adventure or just simply enjoy the scenery and kick back and relax, Whistler is a great place in fall.

Armed with TAG’s fall specials, you can make your Whistler trip more worth your while.

To recap, the current promo codes are as follows:

Note: Discounted tour offers are valid from September 7 to October 8 and are available for midweek only. Weekend tours without the discount are also available until October 11.

 

 

For more places to explore in beautiful BC, check out our Travel & Outdoors section.

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