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Explore the full schedule and buy tickets for this year’s Cornucopia here.

Last updated: October 2018

Cornucopia Parties and TastingsDARBY MAGILL PHOTOS

It’s almost here! The 22nd year of Cornucopia presented by BlueShore Financial starts this Thursday November 8, promising to be the biggest and best festival of food and drink Whistler has ever seen.

Here at the Insider we’ve gone through the schedule and dug out ideas for the new and curious, the party animals, the entertainers, wine buffs and industry insiders, fans of arts and culture, eating for health and wellness and the craft beer fans. Now we’re coming down to the wire, it’s time to shoot straight and reach for the liquor bottle.

Cornucopia Events for Liquor LoversDARBY MAGILL PHOTOS

The world of spirits is not for the faint-hearted. In large quantities hard liquor can scorch the taste buds and lead to questionable life choices, but when sipped and sampled, mixed with intelligence and consumed in the company of good people they offer a world of distilled discovery (and potentially nights of unrivaled sophistication). Thanks to the myriad of events at Cornucopia, you can dip your toe into the world of spirits at a tasting, expand your palate and learn more about your favourite liquor – be it gin, vodka or scotch – at a seminar or go all in with a themed dinner or night of art. Take a look at the options, and be sure to get your tickets soon, lest you be disappointed.

Parties & Tastings

With a Twist Silent Disco and Tasting
An intriguing mix of beverages for those who love beer and spirits, with a silent disco dancefloor where attendees can strut their stuff.

Poured Grand Tasting: The Full Spectrum of Taste
Capturing drinks from scotch to cider, Poured offers a world of exploration for the beverage connoisseur.

Bearfoot Bistro World Oyster Invitational and Bloody Caesar Battle
The annual showdown from the Bearfoot Bistro where international competitors meet and compete for glory. Who can shuck the most oysters? Which Caesar reigns supreme? Be here to find out.

House Party: Best of BC
Local food plus beer wines and spirits make this a House Party to remember. It’s a Whistler favourite, so dress in your best (mountain casual, that is) and get ready to groove to local DJs.


Sip and Learn Seminars

Drink Seminar: Super Star Single Malt

Drink Seminar: You Love Gin! You Just Don’t Know It Yet

Drink Seminar: Chocolate and Cocktails: Prepare for Impact

Drink Seminar: Is This Bourbon Bonded?

Drink Seminar: The Bee’s Knees of Cocktails

Drinks Seminar: Sake’s Versatility in Food Pairing

Drinks Seminar: License to Chill: Iconic Martinis From Around the World

Drink Seminar: Single Malt Reduction

Martini and Mud EventDARBY MAGILL PHOTOS

We hope you’ve enjoyed our Insider Guides to Cornucopia – we’ll see you out and about over the coming days of the festival! Remember to sip responsibly, drink lots of water and make sure you have accommodation so you don’t have to drive – can help with last minute requests.


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.