September in Whistler is a good time. Summer bumps into fall, bringing plenty of opportunities to enjoy warm weather activities in addition to the first glimpses of sweater weather and autumn colours.

Here’s what to do in September in Whistler:

Live Music and Art in the Village

Sept 1 – 4

Enjoy live music and art in the Village, Wednesday through Saturday.

Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

Locations and schedule: 

  • Wednesday
    11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Town Plaza Gazebo
  • Thursday
    11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Whistler Skate Park, picnic area
  • Friday
    11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Whistler Skate Park, picnic area
    2 – 6 p.m. Whistler Village Square
  • Saturday
    11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Whistler Skate Park, picnic area
    2 – 6 p.m. Town Plaza Gazebo

Labour Day Long Weekend

Sept 3 – 6

The last long weekend of the summer season. Experience the festive Village atmosphere and take advantage of free transit all weekend long to explore Whistler’s different neighbourhoods, lakes, and parks.

Free Shuttle to Lost Lake

Until Sept 6

Hop on a free shuttle to one of Whistler’s best scenic hangouts, daily from 11AM – 6PM until September 6th. In general, September is a great time to capitalize on that late summer sunshine and have a lake day.

Farmers’ Market

Every Sunday from 10AM – 3PM

ourism Whistler/Mike Crane

Grab the best of late-summer produce and other goods at the weekly farmers’ market, every Sunday from 10AM – 3PM in the Whistler Racket Club parking lot (across from Marketplace Plaza).

Fitness in the Plaza

Sept 4, 8 – 9AM | Olympic Plaza Pavilion

Bring your yoga mat and come enjoy a free, all-levels fitness class at the iconic Olympic Plaza.

Alpine Hikes

Destination BC/Blake Jorgenson

September is a perfect time for alpine hiking. Summer sunshine has melted most or all of the snow and colder conditions haven’t yet swooped in, making September ideal for knocking off whatever hikes you’ve got on your list.

Guided Mindful Breathing

Sept 4, 8 – 9AM | Rebagliati Park

Participate in this free introduction to mindful breathing, a powerful tool for stress management.

Valley Trail Bike Tour

Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

With cooling weather, September is a great time to experience one of Whistler’s most understated attractions—the Valley Trail. Rent a bike or bring your own, and starting from the Village you can head north or south to access Alpine or Creekside, seeing lakes and stunning views on the way. Depending on your route of choice, you could spend hours exploring the Valley Trail, so be sure to bring snacks and stop for a picnic. Some tour operators offer guided Valley Trail bike excursions, if that’s more your style.

Whistler X Triathlon

Sept 12, 6:30AM – 1PM | Lost Lake Park

Back after its successful inaugural year, Whistler X Triathlon will take place on September 12th in Lost Lake Park. You can register here.

Eat, Drink and Shop

Tourism Whistler/Justa Jeskova

You already know that Whistler Village and surrounding neighbourhoods are bustling with shops and restaurants for your enjoyment. This September, try somewhere that you’ve never been before.

Boarder X Exhibit at Squamish Lil’wat Cultural Centre

Until Sept 22

“A compilation of interdisciplinary contemporary art by Indigenous artists from across Canada who surf, skate and snowboard. Boarder X presents these practices as challenges to conformity and status quo, demonstrating knowledge and performed relationships with the land.”

Valley of Dreams Walking Tour

Daily | Meet at Whistler Visitor Centre 11AM

A walking tour hosted by the Whistler Museum, teaching the early history of Alta Lake, the mountain’s development, and the stories that led Whistler to global recognition and the 2010 Olympic Games. Approximately one hour long.