Cornucopia Whistler

November 4 – 28, 2021

Cornucopia is Whistler’s annual fall festival of food and drink, made for the epicurious, uninhibited food and drink lover. Let your taste buds run wild at food and drink tastings, culinary demonstrations, drink seminars, winemaker dinners and more. Join us in the mountains to experiment with your palate, expand your knowledge, celebrate, and explore Whistler’s world-class food and drink scene.

2021 Programming

In 2021, Cornucopia will kick off on November 4 and run until November 28. Programming is concentrated on extended weekends, Thursdays to Sundays, and will include modified versions of Cornucopia’s flagship events, special dinners, the culinary stage series, drink seminars, and events hosted by Whistler’s restaurants and bars.

Cornucopia's Flagship Events and Special Dinners

2021 features modified versions of some of Cornucopia’s flagship tasting events, plus new programming. Events include Taste of the World, Winery Speed Dating, Regional House Parties, Poured 2.0, a Murder Mystery Dinner, an Anniversary Dinner to celebrate 25 years of Cornucopia, and more.

Culinary Stage Series

The Culinary Stage Series gives you the chance to see talented chefs create mouthwatering dishes, presented to you to enjoy with a perfectly paired drink.

Drink Seminars

Cornucopia’s popular drink seminars return in a modified way, with your safety and enjoyment top priority. Sit down and enjoy the experience of tasting and learning about wine, spirits, beer and more with world-class experts in their fields. With over 48 different drink seminars to choose from, this is the perfect place to deepen your knowledge and refine your palate with experts to guide you through each one.

Bar and Restaurant Experiences

Cornucopia celebrates Whistler’s word-class culinary scene with food and drink experiences hosted by local restaurants and bars. Winemaker dinners, cocktail pairings, brunches, multi-course menus and more are presented with safety protocols in place. Events are regularly added to the schedule.

Cornucopia encourages all guests to drink responsibly and to Sniff, Swirl, Sip & Spit! Please make sure to arrange a safe ride home from your event, or search for accommodation within walking distance of your event.

Stay 3+ Nights starting from $139* per night + Free $100 Dining Voucher

Book 3+ nights between November 1 – 30, 2021 and enter promo code FALL100 at check-out to receive a FREE $100 Whistler Dining Voucher. Valid at participating restaurants only. Vouchers cannot be redeemed towards event tickets.

Hurry - this offer is valid for a limited time, and only at Whistler.com.

*$139 CAD rate based on a 2 adults sharing a standard hotel room. Rates based on availability, subject to change and transacted in Canadian dollars.

Sip, Savour and Stay Packages

Book 3+ Nights + Event Tickets starting from per person, per night

Packages combine exclusive accommodation and ticket rates to provide the best possible value. Customize your festival experience by adding your favourite drink seminars for the weekend – all in one exclusive Cornucopia package.

To book online, choose your weekend, search your dates below, select your accommodation and add tickets to your preferred events. Our agents are also happy to assist over the phone. Call to book: 1.800.944.7853

Insider Tip: Book 3+ nights and enter promo code FALL100 to receive a FREE $100 Dining Voucher.

Cornucopia 2021

Final Weekend
November 25 - 28, 2021

Stay 3 Nights + Event Tickets starting from per person, per night.

Cornucopia Event Programming

Available on select Whistler accommodation. pp/pn is based on 3 nights and 2 adults sharing a hotel room, plus event tickets for 2. Subject to availability, blackout dates, weekends rates and other restrictions. Choose the dates of your lodging and then select your event tickets, plus add optional drink seminars to your package to achieve the best savings. Enter promo code FALL100 at check-out to receive a free $100 CAD Dining Voucher. Valid at participating restaurants only. Vouchers cannot be redeemed towards event tickets.

Tickets

During our exclusive pre-sale (September 21 - 27), tickets are available when packaged with accommodation. Secure your Cornucopia lodging with discounted event tickets to receive the best savings. Regular priced tickets will go on sale September 28, 2021.

Cornucopia 2021 Event Programming


Taste Of The World

Thursday, Nov 4 | 7:30 - 10 PM
Prepare to be taken on a unique culinary journey, as you sample 10 signature tapas from all over the world. Work with your server to pair the sweet, spicy, and bold flavours with a selection of exotic beverages, including wines, beers and liquors. This seated event will allow guests to experience a night of the most divine, global flavours. Your tastebuds will be dancing all the way home. Tables will consist of 4 - 8 guests, please notify organizers if there are specific groupings that you would like to be made.


Regional Tasting

Friday, Nov 5 | 7:30 - 10 PM
Journey through the breathtaking wine regions of British Columbia during this dynamic tasting. A Regional Tasting is unlike any wine tasting you have enjoyed in the past. Representatives from the six different wine regions in BC will lead tastings and introduce you to their favourite wines. And the best part – you don’t have to move! This seated tasting will incorporate multimedia elements and a few delicious palate cleansers along the way. Please note that this is a beverage event and food will be limited. It is recommended you eat prior to arrival.


Winery Speed Dating

Saturday, Nov 6 | 7:30 - 10 PM
Have you been eyeing a particular Merlot at the store? Or maybe heard about a new Pinot that just came to town? Or do you just want to get out there and try something new? Well, you have come to the right place. This seminar-style evening allows guests to enjoy wines from ten different wineries. The fast-paced and dynamic event will introduce you to some steamy, new tall glasses of water . . . we mean wine! And although this is not a culinary event, guests will also be given two different tapas during the evening. Please note that this is a beverage event and food will be limited. It is recommended you eat prior to arrival.


BC House Party

Thursday, Nov 11 | 7:30 - 10 PM
Immerse yourself in British Columbia’s delicious food and drink culture. This buffet-style dinner will introduce you to some of the most magnificent dishes BC chefs have to offer. Enjoy your decadent meal as servers pour a selection of BC's favourite wines at your table. Tables will consist of 4 - 8 guests, please notify organizers if there are specific groupings that you would like to be made.


25th Anniversary Dinner

Saturday, Nov 13 | 7:30 - 11 PM
Join us as we celebrate Cornucopia’s 25th anniversary! This extravagant evening will be accompanied by five premier, executive chefs from all over the Sea to Sky. Each chef has partnered with a winery of their choice, to present the most delicious food and drink pairing for you to enjoy. This incredible evening will make you wish that Cornucopia’s 25th anniversary could happen every year! Prepare yourself for everything from delicious cocktails, to mouth-watering meals and magnificent prizes.


House Party

Friday, Nov 19 | 7:30 - 10 PM
Italy, Oregon, California, Ontario, South Africa, Spain? We can assure you that the theme location of this secret house party is one that will have your taste buds watering. Join us for an evening of culture and cuisine. The buffet-style dinner and table service drinks will be truly magnificent. Tables will consist of 4 - 8 guests, please notify organizers if there are specific groupings that you would like to be made.


Murder Mystery

Saturday, Nov 20 | 7:30 - 10 PM
The year is 1979 and you have just entered the most star-studded nightclub in North America, Studio 54. Famous actors, politicians, and social royalty flock towards the delicious food and drinks being served during this glamourous event. As you are enjoying your four-course paired meal in this Broadway theatre turned disco club, you look around and can’t shake the ominous feeling that something is about to happen. Prepare yourself for a night of theatrics, fun, music and with any luck . . . dancing. Dig out your most decadent sequins and dust off your dancing shoes, this is going to be a night to remember! Tables will consist of 4 - 8 guests, please notify organizers if there are specific groupings that you would like to be made.


American Thanksgiving

Thursday, Nov 25 | 7:30 - 10:30 PM
The traditional Thanksgiving dinner we all know and love is here. This all-you-can-eat, buffet-style evening will be full of everyone’s favourite Thanksgiving food and drinks. Tables will consist of 4 - 8 guests, please notify organizers if there are specific groupings that you would like to be made.


Poured 2.0

Friday, Nov 26 & Saturday, Nov 27 | 8 PM
Anything that can be poured (with alcohol in it), is what you can expect during this lively event. Enjoy the mixings from the fantastic DJ as you are poured a variety of delicious mixes from the outstanding servers. Beer, spirits, wine, cider, you name it, they have it!


FAQs

COVID-19 Response

Considering the continuation of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cornucopia, in 2021, will look different. With double vaccination rates on the rise, vaccine passports and other public safety measures, BC is taking steps towards fully opening, but we’re not there yet. The safety and well-being of Cornucopia attendees, presenters, staff, and our Whistler Community is our number one priority. We have made changes to the event to make it safe and yet still educational, successful, and delicious. We are undertaking enhanced health and safety measures that exceed public health requirements. We will continue to work with public health, follow best practices and act in concert with the spirit of our Public Health Officers orders.

If you are considering coming to a Cornucopia event, please read our health and safety measures below that have been put in place to ensure your experience is a fun and safe one.

What We're Doing:

We’re continuing to update protocols based on the latest government recommendations. Here’s what to expect when you visit:

  • Online ticketing only
  • Vaccine Card and matching identification for all attendees, presenters, and staff
  • Mandatory mask wearing in lines and within building when not seated
  • Physical distancing between groups while entering and exiting venue
  • Screening of all participants including employees
  • Group seating to a max of ten
  • Physical distancing between groups as mandated by public health
  • Sanitizer stations
  • Signage reminders of best practices

Seminars:
Seminars will be held in the ballrooms to allow extra spacing and good ventilation. Signature Events will be limited minimally to 50% capacity of rooms and will exceed public health regulations.

Cornucopia Team Screening:
All people engaged to work during Cornucopia must pass a health screening prior to each shift. All team members will be required to wear a facemask or shield for the duration of their shift with the exception of Presenters during presenting. Presenters will be physically distanced from attendees and will wear masks if away from podium.

Attendee Screening:
As part of the entry process to the event you will be asked a series of questions related to COVID-19. Refusal to answer, an answer that puts attendee’s health status in question, or an elevated temperature will be grounds to deny entry.

Increased Cleaning:
Seminars and dinners/luncheons/experiences are staggered so we can ensure cleaning between events. We have increased cleaning procedures and dedicated staff members focused on the task. Hand sanitizer is also available for guests.

Vaccination Status:
BC Health regulations mandate that all event attendees must be fully vaccinated for events that occur after October 24, 2021. Cornucopia has gone a step further and has mandated that all staff and presenters be fully vaccinated as well. Fully vaccinated means two doses. Information on how to become vaccinated can be found here.

Guidelines For Attendees:

For the safety of our team members and guests, we ask that you:

  • Are fully vaccinated
  • Stay home if you or others around you feel sick
  • Wear a mask at any time you are not seated
  • Follow posted signs about physical distancing
  • Purchase tickets online – tickets will not be available on site.
  • Sanitize your hands at provided stations

Should you have any further questions or concerns, please direct them here.

Will I be required to wear a mask?

When entering and exiting the building, all patrons (including Whistler Conference Centre and Event Staff members) will be required to wear a mask. This includes vacating your seat to use the washroom.

Will masks be available on site?

Yes, we will have disposable masks available for use should you forget to bring your own.

If I am feeling unwell, what should I do?

If you are feeling unwell or exhibiting any signs of COVID-19, please stay home. In order to receive a refund of your Cornucopia event ticket, we will require a note from a doctor that due to COVID-19 you should not attend.

Why can I only purchase two to ten tickets for some events?

Due to Covid-19 safety protocols, we have group ticket purchase minimums for some events. This has been put forth for the comfort and safety of our guests.

Is there food at the drink seminars?

Not unless specified in the event description.

Are children allowed at any event during Cornucopia?

No. All events at Cornucopia are for guests 19 years of age and older, therefore children will not be admitted. Due to liquor licensing, the Whistler Conference Centre cannot allow people under the age of 19 in any part of the building for the duration of the Cornucopia event.

Where can I pick up my tickets that I purchased online?

Your tickets are emailed to you. You can have them available for scanning on your mobile device or print them out at home.

Where can I pick up tickets to the Restaurant Event that I purchased?

There are no physical tickets to Restaurant Events. After tickets have been purchased online, all reservations will be included on a guest list provided to the restaurant. All you have to do is show up to the establishment on the night of. If you would like to bring a copy of your confirmation email, that would be great.

What is your refund policy?

We have a no-refunds policy for all Cornucopia ticket sales. 2021 exceptions: If an event is cancelled by the Organizer, a full refund minus 5% will be issued within 45 days of cancellation.

Do I have to tip at the Winery Dinner that I purchased online?

No. Gratuity & GST have been included in the price of the ticket. If you were very happy with the service and feel the need to tip extra, you are welcome to, but it is not required.

How can I volunteer for Cornucopia?

Please email your interest to volunteers@watermarkinc.ca.

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