Cornucopia Whistler

November 2020

Cornucopia is Whistler’s annual fall festival of food and drink, made for the epicurious, uninhibited food and drink lover. While the event will be modified in 2020, Cornucopia continues to celebrate bold tastes and Whistler's world-class food and drink scene. Each weekend in November, experiment with your palate and expand your knowledge through our paired dinners, drink seminars, and special experiences hosted by Whistler's establishments. Precautions and modified programming will be in place with guest safety front of mind.

Important Event Update

November 19, 2020 Update: To help mitigate the spread of COVID-19, BC’s public health officials have strongly recommended that travel in British Columbia be limited to essential travel only until December 7, 2020. This order applies to Cornucopia. The remaining seminars and dinners planned at the Whistler Conference Centre are therefore cancelled and full refunds will be issued automatically in the next week. If you booked a restaurant experience through the Cornucopia website, they are continuing unless you are contacted. If you choose not to attend because of Dr. Henry's advisories, please email info@watermarkinc.ca and we will work with the restaurant to issue a refund. The Cornucopia team considered trying to postpone some of the events until December, but after Dr. Henry's announcement it seems clear the right thing to do is look to next year. Thank you for your support and understanding.

2020 Events

Festival organizers are committed to creating a safe and welcoming space for attendees to enjoy food and drink experiences. This includes modified programming to welcome smaller groups, enhanced safety protocols and limited tickets.

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.


Paired Dinners

Paired Dinners are a new addition to the Cornucopia experience this year. These inspiring culinary experiences are presented by invited chefs and wineries, distilleries or breweries. Each dinner features a carefully prepared multi-course menu with drink pairings presented by the beverage partner. Special editions presented on Friday, November 6 and Sunday, November 29 to celebrate the opening and closing of the festival.


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.

Buy Tickets

This year’s Cornucopia will be a unique and more intimate affair, with smaller events and limited tickets. Book your Cornucopia Whistler experience early to secure your spot at the tasting table. Make the most of the festival with exclusive Stay & Dine Packages.

Tickets for Cornucopia are now on sale at whistlercornucopia.com.

Cornucopia Stay & Dine Package

Stay 2 Nights + Paired Dinner starting from $128 per person per night

Cornucopia is known for hosting memorable culinary experiences, and the festival’s “Paired Dinners” are no exception. Book your Cornucopia lodging with a Paired Dinner to receive the best savings. Guests will enjoy an inspiring multi-course menu, perfectly paired by a partnering winery or distillery. The newly renovated Grand Foyer of the Whistler Conference Centre provides a gorgeous, safe and welcoming space for the limited number of attendees.

Book your Cornucopia lodging with a Paired Dinner to receive the best savings. Plus customize your festival experience by adding your favourite drink seminars for the weekend - all in one exclusive Cornucopia package.

Cornucopia 2020

Final Weekend
November 26 - 29, 2020

Stay 2 Nights + Friday evening Paired Dinner starting from $158 per person per night.

Paired Dinner Options

Paired Dinner Options

Event Description Hours
Sun, Nov 8
Stonesedge Kitchen and Bordertown Vineyards and Estate Winery Chef Robert MacMillan and his team have crafted a menu that encapsulates the beauty of the surrounding mountains with a fun nightlife vibe. Inspired by the surrounding mountains, fields, farms, and waters of the Pacific Northwest, their delicious creations are simple, but flavourful, and are made with seasonal sustainable meats and produce. Postponed
Thur, Nov 12
Chef Neal Harkins and Enrico Winery Join Executive Chef of the Whistler Conference Centre, Neal Harkins along with Enrico Winery for this amazing and perfectly paired dinner. Held in the newly renovated and gorgeous Grand Foyer of the Whistler Conference Centre, we invite you to experience a dinner that is extraordinary. Postponed
Fri, Nov 13
Chef Neal Harkins and Bordertown Vineyards and Estate Winery Join Executive Chef of the Whistler Conference Centre, Neal Harkins along with Bordertown Vineyards and Estate Winery for an inspiring and perfectly paired dinner. The newly renovated Grand Foyer of the Whistler Conference Centre provides a gorgeous, safe and welcoming space for the limited number guests. Secure your ticket early given the smaller nature of this event. Postponed
Sat, Nov 14
Chef Jesse Zuber of Cibo Trattoria Join Executive Chef, Jesse Zuber along with a beverage partner for this amazing and perfectly paired dinner. Held in the newly renovated and gorgeous Grand Foyer of the Whistler Conference Centre, we invite you to experience a dinner that is extraordinary. Postponed
Thur, Nov 19
Chef Neal Harkins and Time Winery Join Executive Chef of the Whistler Conference Centre, Neal Harkins along with Time Winery for this amazing and perfectly paired dinner. Held in the newly renovated and gorgeous Grand Foyer of the Whistler Conference Centre, we invite you to experience a dinner that is extraordinary. Postponed
Fri Nov, 20
Chef Neal Harkins and Kismet Estate Winery Join Executive Chef of the Whistler Conference Centre, Neal Harkins along with Kismet Estate Winery for this amazing and perfectly paired dinner. The newly renovated Grand Foyer of the Whistler Conference Centre provides a gorgeous, safe and welcoming space for the limited number guests. Secure your ticket early given the smaller nature of this event. Postponed
Sat Nov, 21
Chef Bruce Worden with Kitsch Wines Join team Kitsch’s new winemaker Graham Pierce for a 5-course paired dinner impeccably prepared by Chef Bruce Worden. Guests will be welcomed with a glass of Kitsch 2017 Blanc de Blancs on arrival and each course will be thoughtfully paired with one of Kitsch’s small-batch, terroir-driven, East Kelowna wines. Postponed
Sun Nov, 22
Chef Neal Harkins and The Dalmore Join Executive Chef of the Whistler Conference Centre, Neal Harkins along with a The Dalmore for this amazing and perfectly paired scotch whisky and four course dinner. Held in the newly renovated and gorgeous Grand Foyer of the Whistler Conference Centre, we invite you to experience a dinner that is extraordinary. Postponed
Thur, Nov 26
Barn Nork Thai Cuisine with Lakeside Cellars At Barn Nork, our goal is to bring you a unique and authentic experience of Thai Cuisine as we interpret it. Prepared with integrity and with the highest quality ingredients we can possibly get our hands on. We use local products from businesses and farms just minutes and miles away from our restaurant. Supporting our local community is a big priority for us! 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM
Fri, Nov 27
Chef Neal Harkins and BC Wine Studio Cornucopia is known for hosting memorable culinary experiences, and this Paired Dinner is no exception. Join Executive Chef of the Whistler Conference Centre, Neal Harkins along with BC Wine Studio for this amazing and perfectly paired dinner. 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

Available on select Whistler accommodation. $128 pp/pn is based on 2 nights and 2 adults sharing a hotel room. Subject to availability, blackout dates, weekends rates and other restrictions may apply. Choose the dates of your lodging and then select your Paired Dinner plus add optional drink seminars to your package to achieve the best savings.

Cornucopia Event Partners

Hilton Whistler Resort and Spa
Crystal Lodge and Suites
Delta Whistler Village Suites
Listel Hotel Whistler
Summit Lodge Boutique Hotel
Pinnacle Ridge
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Pan Pacific Mountainside
The Westin Whistler
COVID-19 SAFETY INFORMATION

Will I be required to wear a mask?

When entering, 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 there be masks available onsite?

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 full refund of your Cornucopia event ticket, we will require a note from a doctor that due to COVID-19 you should not attend.

What Covid-19 Protocols are in place at Cornucopia?

Upon arrival, each guest will adhere to the lineup rules set out in front of the building. There will be signs with directions and an area to lineup to keep a safe distance from other guests as well as other people in the Village. Once the doors have opened, each guest is required to wear a face mask and will be given hand sanitizer. Guests will then be shown to their seats with the first guests filling up the front of the room, the next guests in the next row and so on. Once guests have been seated, they cannot change seats. Face masks are required to be worn

Why can I only purchase two to six tickets?

Due to Covid-19 regulations, we are not allowing single ticket purchases, but you may purchase 2 to 6 tickets. This has been put forth to keep guests safe and within their own bubbles.

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. 2020 Exceptions: If an event is cancelled by the Organiser, a full refund 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?

You can sign up online from the volunteer page before Cornucopia begins. Due to the modified version of Cornucopia this year, there will be less volunteer shifts available. If you are interested in volunteering, you will be required to wear a face mask when working and adhere to all regulations put in place.

Chef demonstration at Cornucopia in Whistler BC

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