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12 Fun-Filled Thanksgiving Activities In Whistler

12 Fun-Filled Thanksgiving Activities In Whistler

Happy Thanksgiving from our WTT fam to yours! With so much to see and do in Whistler over the long weekend, it’ll make you stop blaming the tryptophan and snap out of your food coma so you can get out and enjoy the festivities. Here’s some of our top picks for this weekend:

Food:

A new twist on classic Whistler dining:

October 6th-9th @ Stonesedge: Just announced from Ben, the general manager at Stonesedge; come by to devour their delicious turkey dinners accompanied by a brand new Pumpkin Spiced Old Fashioned on feature!

October 6th-9th @ Hunter Gather: indulge in a delicious smoked turkey club sandwich, harvest soup and pumpkin pie at one of the newest and hottest restaurants in Whistler

October 7th-9th @ Fairmont Chateau Whistler: enjoy a decadent dinner with traditional trimmings or on Sunday fill up your plate at the harvest brunch buffet in the Wildflower (or do both!)

Events:

Take it from our guide Bria:

“The Turkey Sale and Whistler Mountain Ski Club Equipment Swap are fantastic events. I started getting all of my ski racing equipment at the WMSC Equipment Swap when I was just starting to learn how to compete! It was an option for me to buy all my equipment that I needed at a good value as the sport is so expensive already. This is a great way to meet a lot of older athletes too!

Sargent Poppers kettle corn is a must stop for the farmers markets! The kettle corn is nice and toasty and keeps your fingers warm on the fresh fall days.”

The Whistler restaurants aren’t the only way to experience the Whistler dining scene. Once you’re at the Farmer’s Market, our lovely guide Christine insists that you won’t be able to get fresher vegetables straight from the farm anywhere else! She recommends heading over to the Waldorf Soup Off afterwards to sample some delicious soups while supporting their fundraiser.

October 6th-9th Turkey Sale/Ski and Board Swap: head over to the Blackcomb Daylodge and base of Blackcomb Mountain for the annual sales and swaps to load up on all your Winter gear for the upcoming season

October 7th-9th Street Entertainment on the Village Stroll: enjoy the festivities and live music all weekend long as well as the Farmer’s Market on Upper Village Stroll from October 7th-8th featuring local produce and lots more entertainment

October 8th 15th Annual Waldorf School Soup Off: sample a variety of soups from some of Whistler’s top chefs

Hikes:

Our guide Christine says that this is the best time of year to go hiking since the air is crisp and there are no bugs. Check out our October picks below:

Russet Lake: no better place to experience the changing leaves than on the Singing Pass Trail

Ancient Cedars: surround yourself with massive trees and see how many cute pups you get to encounter along the way

Cheakamus Lake: whether you choose to drive or hike the route, take the opportunity of breathing in that fresh cedar air on the way to the beautiful view at the end

 Click HERE for a list of hiking maps.

Local Insight:

Skai Dalziel, one of our Co-Founders says:

  1. Here’s a cooking hack for your Thanksgiving turkey – cook it upside down so all the juices from the dark meat can seep into the breast to make it less dry!
  2. If you have kids and the weather isn’t great, head over to Meadow Park for a little bit of indoor swimming

Our guide, Christine is preparing for Fall and Winter by:

  1. Staying festive with some chestnut and pumpkin beers
  2. Going into “squirrel” mode by chopping and stacking firewood as well as canning vegetables

 

 

Posted By: Melanie Zikatano

 

 

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