Tourism Whistler media release
For immediate release - November 12, 2019


Cornucopia food + drink festival: Half-way but the best is yet to come


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Whistler B.C. – It’s the half-way mark for Whistler’s Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial but festival organizers are just getting warmed up. From winemaker dinners to deliciously-educational seminars, culinary demonstrations and hot ticket parties, November in Whistler is a utopia of culinary experiences – and there are still tickets to be had. Below is a highlight of events to experience from mid-week through the weekend. 

2019’s seminars have been more popular than ever before and the upcoming seminar schedule is sure to whet the whistle of wine-lovers, craft beer drinkers and cocktail enthusiasts alike. Mid-week through the weekend, patrons can choose from Rock n’ Rhone, Bottoms Up! Turning Wine Tasting on its Head, Craft Beers for Wine Lovers, BC Craft Gin & Tonic, Sherry & Tapas and many more.

Closer to the weekend, Cornucopia’s Signature Tasting events return kicking off with the newest addition this Thursday – Sashay Fillet, Whistler! followed with Poured Grand Tasting – the all-encompassing drink event featuring over 40 beer, wine, spirit and food vendors. Cap Saturday evening off with Abstract: Warhol Factory Party at the Audain Art Museum.

Chef’s Table Luncheon with Chef Rich Francis, Culinary Olympic Champ Chef Dave Ryan with the Dalmore and the Bearfoot Bistro’s World Oyster Invitational and Bloody Caesar Battle – just a few of the not-to-miss culinary demonstrations, meals and some friendly competition in true Whistler spirit round out the festival’s finale weekend.

With just five delicious days remaining in the festival’s November 7-17th schedule, be sure to tantalize your taste buds while you still can.

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Cornucopia presented by BlueShore Financial is Whistler’s food + drink celebration celebrating its 23rd year. The festival’s eleven days of gourmet food, wines, spirits and craft beer include an exciting line up of talent, including mixologists, sommeliers, and renowned chefs in the food and drink industry. Attracting more than 7,700 people to the resort – and catering to everyone from amateur enthusiasts to aficionados - the diverse program offers educational seminars, wine tasting, elaborate dinners, late-night events and the health and wellness series Nourish. Held on the cusp of the ski season opening in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia; Cornucopia was designed to showcase and support the local food and drink industry. Cornucopia has become recognized as a preeminent representation of the culinary tourism industry in Canada. 

Whistler is Canada’s premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 10,000 permanent residents.

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.WHISTLER and – Whistler’s official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on resort lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.

Media Contact

Tourism Whistler

Mary Zinck
Media Program - Cornucopia
Manager, Travel Media - Tourism Whistler
Phone: 604-938-2702


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