Cornucopia: Guide to Healthy Eating & Wellness Events

Cornucopia: Guide to Healthy Eating & Wellness Events

Updated: October 2018

Culinary Stage SeriesDARBY MAGILL PHOTOS

Given how important food is to our health and wellbeing there’s no wonder that recent years have seen a rise in conscious eating, with people choosing to create their meals from scratch, explore healthier alternatives, eat local and even grow their own food. If you feel the need to change your habits, or deepen your understanding of healthy eating, rest assured there’s plenty on the plate for you at Cornucopia presented by BlueShore Financial.

This year at the festival of food + drink there’s a multitude of events that focus on natural and healthy ways of consuming and making food, encouraging connection to the earth and highlighting the importance of wellness in all aspects. This isn’t just food, it’s community, creativity and a way to take action on important issues.

Nourish at Whistler Cornucopia

Ancient, delicious and fresh ideas are all on the cards at Nourish. Held as part of Cornucopia, this series of events and retreats aims to not only satisfy the taste buds but invigorate mind, body and spirit.

Morning Yoga PracticeLeft: DARBY MAGILL PHOTO   Right: MIKE CRANE PHOTO

Nourish Wellness Series
If you crave more from your food, the Nourish Series may have the answer for you. Held at the Culinary Stage at the Whistler Conference Centre, these workshops are a chance to learn more about ways of preparing healthy, energy-giving food in an interactive environment. Think seasonal and sustainable produce prepared by experts.

Nourish: Wolfgang Sterr: Plant Based Deliciousness
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Nourish: Caveman Grocers – Chef Kara McMaster
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Nourish: From Plant to Plate
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Nourish: A Sweet and Savoury Pancake Breakfast With Chef Alana Peckham
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Building Strong Bodies LunchDARBY MAGILL PHOTOS

Other Events

Tucked in among the rest of the Cornucopia schedule there are plenty of other events to hit up depending on your tastes – here are a few that might pique your interest:

Culinary Stage: Chef Dan Hayes
From land to forest to sea, Italian food celebrates local ingredients, freshness and seasonality. Join Chef Dan Hayes for an afternoon in the kitchen to enjoy a traditional Italian Farmhouse Feast paired with delicious wines.
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Culinary Stage: Fort Berens and The Kitchen
This culinary stage experience is a unique opportunity to savour three unique wine-paired dishes along with a presentation and celebration of Lillooet’s culinary history, through to the present, and with a nod to the exciting future. This experience is designed to be just as educational as it is delicious!
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Chef Table Luncheon: Edible Canada
Join Chef Eric Pateman, the nation’s leading ambassador of Canadian cuisine and a story teller for hundreds of small artisan food companies, farmers, fisherman, foragers as he lays the table for for an intimate lunch in a private home.
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Hunter Gather: “Unwined” Yoga & Wine
Need time to unwind between all the Cornucopia fun? Come to “Gather” for a 45 minute intro to yoga followed by a glass of BC wine, artisanal cheese and charcuterie with your fellow yogis.
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Of course, a good night’s sleep is an essential part of a healthy lifestyle so make sure you book Cornucopia accommodation so you can rest up. has packages and room only specials available for festival goers.


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.