Thanksgiving in Whistler


One of my favourite times of the year, Thanksgiving, is quickly approaching and I am so excited that me and the family are heading up to Whistler to celebrate. Being a frequent traveller to Whistler (perks of a family cabin!), I decided to put together a list of my favourite things to do, along with some special events happening over Thanksgiving.

Only an hour and a half outside of Vancouver, Whistler is the perfect getaway especially on a long weekend. If you are looking for accommodations or any other information, please visit Tourism Whistler.  Also, save the date! Whistler’s annual wine and food festival, Cornucopia, is happening November 7-17, 2019.

Thanksgiving Weekend in Whistler | Itinerary

Friday, October 11 

  • Arrive in Whistler
  • Walk around the Village
  • Stop at Basalt for Charcuterie, cheese and a glass of wine
  • Wine Walk from 5-7pm: Explore Whistler’s bustling gallery scene while sampling hors d’oeuvres and wines from BC wineries *FREE

Saturday, October 12

  • Walk around Lost Lake
  • Oktoberfestin’ at the Westin from 3-8pm: Throw on your lederhosen and dirndls, and pull up your socks as Oktoberfest comes to Whistler! Featuring traditional Bavarian food, live music and beer inside a festival tent on the plaza of The Westin. *Tickets are available for $40

Sunday, October 13

  • Indulge in a Breakfast buffet at the Fairmont *served until 11am
  • Visit the train wreck (light hike) then head across the street for a local craft beer at Coast Mountain

Monday, October 14

  • Pick up coffee and a pastry from Purebread
  • One last walk around the village
  • Depart home


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