What to do in Whistler until the mountain opens?

Alright, we almost made it – only five weeks until the mountain opens! But what to do until then??

We like to call the time between Canadian Thanksgiving and opening day “Locals’ Season”. Because few(er) visitors are in town, there a lot of great offers around. Retail shops are selling their left-over turkey sale gear for next to nothing and restaurants are doing their famous shoulder season deals.

So, my first suggestion to pass the time till the mountain opens is… eat! There is an extensive list of restaurant deals at the end of this post!

But of course, life in this town is all about balance, how about some gym time to get those legs ready for the snow? There are some great boot camp style classes around that will keep you committed for a few weeks. My two personal favourites are KyleCamp by the ReAlignment Lab and BootyCamp with Cinta at Altitude Fitness.

And what about some culture? The Audain Art Museum has a great selection of events through out October and November. There is something for everyone, kids included. How about a Harry Potter Workshop (ages 10-16)?!

And of course we can’t forget about the big one… Cornucopia! One of Whistler’s signature events, celebrating food and drinks!

From November 9 – 19 you can chose from 70+ events under the following four categories: Signature Events, Drink Seminars, Culinary Stage Series, and Bar and Restaurant Events.

Insider tip: Love the event but maybe saving your funds for something else? Volunteer! I can speak from personal experience – this is the most fun event to volunteer (possibly because it involves wine..?).

You can sign up here, the organisers are happy about every volunteer, no matter how much time you can commit.

See you out there!

Here is a list of the current locals deals. Keep in mind… things change. So confirm with the restaurant before you go!

21 Steps $47 Three-Course (Sunday-Thursday) excludes Oct 2nd and 8th

The Attic Special buy 2 small plates and get a 3rd (of equal or lesser value for free) Food (Specials) — 21 Steps

Alta Bistro $49 Fall Menu Available Nightly $59 on Saturday Alta Bistro

Araxi $42 Four-Course (Sunday-Thursday) Araxi Dinner Menu

Beacon Pub & Eatery $20 Burger and Beer (Monday-Thursday) Beacon Pub & Eatery (beaconwhistler.com)

Bearfoot Bistro $68 Three-Course (Monday-Thursday) Lobster Fest – Bearfoot Bistro

Bar Oso $23 Charcuterie Boards. $20 half litre of wine/sangria or 2 gin and tonics (Sunday-Thursday) baroso.ca/

Braidwood Tavern $54 Three-Course (Sept 17th-Oct 15th) Braidwood Tavern – Oktoberfest Menu

Brewhouse 5 days 9 ways – Beef Burger, Chicken Burger, Pizza, Butter Chicken, Curry Chips, Mac and Cheese, Vegetarian Fettuccine, Spaghetti Bolognese, Fish and Chips served with a craft beer of soft drink for $25 (Monday-Friday) Brewhouse Whistler

Brickworks $45 Three-Course (Sunday-Thursday) SPECIALS | The Brickworks

Caramba 50% off Pizza and Pasta (Sunday & Monday) 20″ Pizza Tuesdays carambarestaurant.com

Handlebar Two Slices of Pizza and a beer for $15 (Sunday-Thursday)

Hy’s Steakhouse $59 Four-Course (Sunday-Thursday)

Harajuku $35 Four-Course (Sunday-Thursday) $35 Awesome Foursome Starting… – Harajuku Izakaya | Facebook

Il Caminetto $42 Four-Course (Sunday-Thursday) Il Caminetto Dinner Menu

Joe Fortes $49 Four-Course (Sunday-Thursday) Whistler – Joe Fortes

Mekong $37 Three-Course Fall Multi-course – Mekong (88mekong.ca)

La Bocca 3 small plates for $40 or 2 Pastas/Pizzas and a bottle of wine for $60 La Bocca Restaurant

La Brasserie $60 Two for Fondue and a Bottle of Wine everyday from 3pm La Brasserie Whistler

Nagomi Sushi $37 Four-Course $37 Four course special | Nagomi Sushi *Closed October 15th – November 2nd*

Ohyama Ramen $49 wine and dine, two ramen and a bottle of wine (daily) Ohyama Ramen

Pasta Lupino $49 Two-Course Dine In Only (2 appetizers, 2 mains, half litre of wine)

Pizzeria Antico $23 Pizza and beer (Wednesday)

$58 two mains and a bottle of BC wine (Thursday) Pizzeria Antico

Quattro $44 Four-Course (Tuesday-Friday) $59 Four-Course (Saturday) quattrorestaurants.com

Rim Rock $69 Three-Course (Sunday-Thursday, excluding Oct 8th) Three-Course-Special (rimrockcafe.com)

RMU Whistler $10 Burgers (excluding big kahuna). Two drinks for the price of one (Sunday-Friday) RMU Whistler

Samurai Sushi fall season special menu 15% off

Samurai Bowl fall season special menu 20% off

Sidecut Steakhouse $68 Four-Course (Sunday-Thursday) Sidecut Whistler

Splitz Grill $19.75 burger, fries and beer 5pm-9pm (Sunday-Thursday)

25% off all food 11am-4pm (Monday-Thursday) Splitz Grill Whistler | Facebook

Stonesedge $40 Three-Course (Sunday-Friday) Stonesedge-kitchen menus

Sushi Village $30 Four-Course (Sunday-Thursday) Sushi Village Whistler *Closed until November*

Tandoori Grill $33 Three-Course Dine In Specials – Tandoori Grill (tandooriwhistler.com)

Table Nineteen at Nicklaus North Half price pizzas, $7.50 20oz pints, $7.50 wine by the glass and $2 off signature cocktails! (October 11th-22nd, closed October 14th) Table Nineteen Whistler

Teppan Village $32 Three-Course (Sunday-Thursday) Teppan Village Whistler

The Grill Room $59 Four-Course (Sunday-Thursday) The Grill Room – Fairmont Chateau Whistler

The Mexican Corner $27 Three-Course (Sunday-Thursday) The Mexican Corner Restaurant

The Raven Room Buy 2 plates and get the 3rd of equal or lesser value free (Sunday-Thursday) The Raven Room *closed October 16th-November 1st*

The Wildflower $49 Three-Course (Sunday-Thursday) Wildflower – Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Wild Blue $36 Four-Course (Sunday-Thursday) Fall Prix Fixe 2023 (wildbluerestaurant.com)

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