Cornucopia: Guide For the Party Animals

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Cornucopia: Guide For the Party Animals

Updated: October 2018

Cornucopia NightlifeLeft: MIKE CRANE PHOTO   Right: DARBY MAGILL PHOTO

“In his blue gardens men and girls came and went like moths among the whisperings and the champagne and the stars.” ? F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

A night out filled with delicious food and drinks, good company and dancing is a fine thing indeed, and in Whistler we’re definitely not above trading hiking boots for high heels after the sun goes down.

This November marks the 22nd season of Cornucopia, presented by BlueShore Financial, our festival of food and drink. The Cornucopia party schedule offers plenty for those who love late night intrigue (and late checkouts). We’ve highlighted a few of the glittering and gorgeous events below – grab your tickets then get down to the serious business of working out who to go with, and what to wear.

Party at the PicnicPHOTOS DARBY MAGILL

The Picnic: A Showcase of Whistler Culinary Excellence
The Picnic is a gathering visionaries and talent of culinary tradition to celebrate Cornucopia, with loads of yummy tastings.
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Loads of Laughs: Comedy Kitchen
Quips will fly at this event featuring headlining comic Erica Sigurdson, a dominating force in the Canadian Comedy scene as well as an award-winning writer. She’s hitting the stage with fellow comedian Yumi Nagashima and emcee Steev Letts.
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Futuristic Audain
It’s time to get your futuristic fashion on for Cornucopia’s hottest new party – Abstract Future: From Now to Eternity. Held at the Audain Art Museum this event will see this iconic venue transform into a space that explores the possibilities of the near and distant future.
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Evening at the AudainLeft: JUSTA JESKOVA PHOTO   Right: DARBY MAGILL PHOTO

With a Twist Silent Disco and Tasting
This year’s festival sees two popular events combine for double the fun. Choose from three different DJs on the headphones supplied or take time out from dancing to sample the world of spirits and cocktails from world-class mixologists. Dancing shoes recommended.
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French Rendezvous
French food paired with delectable wines prepared in an intimate and elegant style, with a DJ on hand to keep the evening moving after the meal is served. Proceeds from this cosmopolitan evening will go towards Whistler’s francophone school, École La Passerelle.
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House Party: Best of BC
It’s just like a house party, only the neighbours never complain about the music and there’s no dishes to deal with afterwards. It’s a casual, funky atmosphere with food and drinks showcasing the best of BC produce.
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West Coast Evening Wear

Bearfoot Bistro World Oyster Invitational and Bloody Caesar Battle
An annual favourite, this party invites the best oyster shuckers and mixologists from around the globe to meet and compete. Plenty of action and some of the best Caesars you’ll ever taste.
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Insider Tip: It’s November and it often snows. Be prepared with some West Coast evening wear for venue hopping. And don’t forget the late checkout…

In addition to these events Whistler’s nightclubs and bars are always there for the late night crowd to enjoy. Sort out your accommodation now with to ensure you can rest and recover.

Pip Campbell

Pip Campbell

Pip has somehow worked her way around from being a snow-and-bike bum to holding a real job while also being outdoors as much as possible. She’s collected scars, bikes for (almost) every occasion, a small trail dog and a love of craft beer plus a rudimentary understanding of skiing, snowboarding, sketching, and the art of chairlift conversations. She currently believes a combination of gravity, snow, dirt and rad people are what make Whistler tick but investigations are ongoing.