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Tourism Whistler media release
For immediate release – September 25, 2020


Cornucopia Whistler set to return this November with a modified schedule and enhanced safety protocols in place

Whistler, B.C. – Tourism Whistler, in partnership with Watermark Communications, is thrilled to announce the return of Cornucopia this November. The resort’s annual celebration of food and drink will feature a reimagined format this year in compliance with new COVID-19 safety protocols. Taking place over four “extended” weekends this November, Cornucopia Whistler will include small, intimate ticketed experiences, such as drink seminars, winery and paired dinners.


Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, September 29th.


“Health and safety has been our highest priority as we’ve worked to bring back this adapted version of Cornucopia,” says Sue Eckersley, executive director Watermark Communications. “With provincial health orders strictly adhered to, we have been able to design a boutique collection of curated food and drink experiences sure to satisfy even the most sophisticated of palates. We have been working closely with Vancouver Coastal Health, who have helped direct us in our planning, and we are very excited to be able to bring this modified version of Cornucopia to the resort this fall.”


Now in its 24th year, Cornucopia will launch with an Opening Paired Dinner on Friday, November 6 followed by a selection of drink seminars and dinners through to Sunday, November 8. Subsequent weekends, the schedule expands to incorporate Thursdays for those looking to take an extended weekend getaway, culminating on Sunday, November 29. Special food and drink experiences will also be on offer from a variety of Whistler restaurants and bars.


Celebration has long been the overall theme in Whistler and throughout Cornucopia from ‘celebration of food and drink’ to ‘celebration of the senses’. November 2020 sees Cornucopia returning to its grassroots origin – celebrating the community in which it takes place.

Stay 2 Nights + Friday evening paired dinner package starts at $128 per person, per night.

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Cornucopia, Whistler’s Celebration of Food + Drink. This display of gourmet food and drink historically attracts over 7,700 visitors to the resort and caters to everyone from amateur enthusiasts to aficionados. Respected industry professionals, judges and presenters headline each event, seminar and tasting, offering the best possible opportunity to garner as much information and insight as possible. Held on the cusp of the opening of each ski season in beautiful Whistler, British Columbia, Cornucopia was designed to showcase and support local restaurants, restaurateurs and the food and wine industry. With wide-spread appeal through the immense variety of events available, the festival is truly a food and drink festival with a Whistler attitude.

Whistler is Canada’s premier year-round leisure and meeting destination located in the Coast Mountains 120 kilometres (75 miles) north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Consistently rated the top ski resort in North America, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. The resort offers an extensive range of accommodations with more than 10,000 bedrooms among more than 135 hotels, townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 200 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, spas and countless activity options from world-renowned skiing and snowboarding, mountain biking and golf, to hiking, rock climbing, and watersports. The Resort Municipality of Whistler is home to a diverse community of more than 12,000 permanent residents.

Tourism Whistler is the member-based marketing and sales organization representing Whistler, operating the Whistler Conference Centre, Whistler Golf Club, Whistler Visitor Centre, as well as 1.800.WHISTLER and – Whistler’s official source for visitor information and booking. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 8,000 members who own, manage and operate properties or businesses on Resort Lands including hotels, restaurants, activity operators and retail shops.

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Media Contacts

Tourism Whistler

Mary Zinck
Manager, Travel Media

Tania Sear
Manager, Travel Media


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