Whistler Fall Highlights: The Best Of November

Posted by Megan on Mon October 25, 2021 in Whistler Blog.

November in Whistler is a truly magical experience. The crimson and gold colour leaves pop against the sparkling layers of white as the snow line creeps further and further down the mountain peaks.

The energy amongst the locals fills the air as the official countdown for the ski season begins. And Whistler's festivities and events take on a whole new meaning as locals and visitors alike indulge their senses with the finest of wines and culinary experiences at the annual Cornucopia Whistler. 

Here's what you have to look forward to this November in Whistler.

Audain Art Museum

Visit the iconic Audain Art Museum. Photo Credit: Whistler Tourism/Mike Crane

As the seasons collide, variable weather conditions result in some pretty wet days, but this only means more ways to enjoy Whistler's indoor activities. A great rainy day activity is visiting the iconic Audain Art Museum. With a permanent collection of artworks and changing exhibitions, there are always spectacular displays and a rich culture to take in that will brighten up anyone's day. Not to mention the incredible architecture that makes for some of the most beautiful photos to top up your social feed.

Special Exhibition: Riopelle - The Call of Northern Landscapes and Indigenous Cultures.

  • This exhibition focuses on the artist's engagement with Canada's northern landscape and emblematic use of Indigenous motifs to construct highly complex paintings, prints and sculptures.
  • Date: October 23, 2021 – February 21, 2022
  • Book Your Tickets

Cornucopia Whistler

Enjoy a delicious array of fine wine and foods at Cornucopia Whistler

November kicks off the annual Cornucopia Whistler Fest, celebrating Whistler's world-class culinary scene with drink and food experiences hosted by local restaurants and bars. With over 48 different drink seminars to choose from, mouthwatering dishes prepared by top local Chefs, a Murder Mystery Dinner, Winery Speed Dating events to House Parties, and more! It's the event of the year you don't want to miss.

Join us in the mountains to experiment with your palate, expand your knowledge.

American Thanksgiving

The perfect Thanksgiving feast for the whole family.

There is no better way to celebrate American Thanksgiving than with an all-you-can-eat buffet surrounded by your loved ones. Enjoy an evening full of everyone's Thanksgiving favourites in food and drinks at the Cornucopia Signature Tasting dinner - Our mouths are simply watering just at the thought of this delicious spread carefully prepared by our top local Chefs.

Bratz Biz Outdoor Winter Wonderland Market

Come, pop in and see how incredibly talented our Whistler youngsters are! We're sure you'll find a few great gifts to fill those stockings with this holiday season.

Bratz Biz Outdoor Winter Wonderland Market. Photo Credit: Bratz Biz

Bratz Biz showcases the talent of young artists at its annual market in Whistler. They fuel young artisans' entrepreneurial spirit and artistic passions by providing a venue for selling crafts and a meeting place for like-minded individuals to share new ideas and learn the business side of marketing arts & crafts. 

While the event is an excellent opportunity for Whistler holiday shoppers, it's also exciting for the young artisans who have worked hard on creating products to sell. The market offers the chance to learn and gets local young people into the entrepreneurial spirit.

  • Date: Saturday, November 27 and Sunday, November 28 from 11 am - 5 pm.
  • For more information, visit: Bratz Biz

Winter Ski Season Opening Day

2021/22 Ski season Opening Day, November 25, 2021. Photo Credit: Whistler Tourism

With dustings of snow accumulating in the high alpine and Opening Day set for November 25, the excitement amongst the village locals is hard to go unnoticed as the countdown to winter fun has begun. And here in Whistler, it's no secret that the first powder day is a big deal. 

If you don't already know, Whistler Blackcomb is North America's largest ski resort, with 200+ runs and over 8,100 acres of explorable terrain. Thanks to its West Coast locale, it has reliable snowfall and moderate temperatures and voted Best Ski Resort in North America multiple times - This is all status quo.

With the mountains open and so much room to play, we can't wait to welcome you back to Whistler for an unforgettable stay!

Whistler Blackcomb's Winter Operations


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