Whistler's premier wine & food extravaganza.
Whistler's annual event in celebration of food and wine, Cornucopia, kicks off on November 7th - 11th. Cornucopia Festival, now in its 16th year in Whistler village, is a five day celebration of the senses, attracting 10,000 guests ready to enjoy local cuisine and sample some of the best wineries from across the world. This is an event not to be missed!
The jam-packed schedule of things to do includes extravagant and delightful luncheons, wine tastings and parties can be overwhelming even for the most seasoned Cornucopiarite. Our team at the Crystal Lodge is here to help with suggestions for our guests on “do not miss” events from the horn of plenty.
Here's a sampling of some of our top event picks from the Cornucopia schedule:
House Party - Best of BC
Fast becoming one of the hottest events at Cornucopia and a favourite, House Party celebrates everything local. Featuring the best of 'local' talent in music, food and wine you will have the opportunity to indulge in BBQ from our backyard, home-grown vodka, micro-brewed beer and much more from beautiful British Columbia.
Thursday, November 8th, Whistler Conference Centre. Tickets: $45.
CRUSH Gala Grand Tasting
The flagship tasting event of Cornucopia, CRUSH gives you the opportunity to fulfil your dream of tasting the whole wine list! From New-World to Old-World, Sparkling to Champagne, you may just discover your new favourite gem, or ten!
Conveniently held both Friday and Saturday evening at the Whistler Conference Centre. Tickets $89.
Cornucopia Night Market: A taste of Asia
This fantastic new annual event will transport you to the streets of Shanghai or Shinjuku and drop you in the centre of an Asian-style noodle market. Sample different beverages with pan-Asian cuisine to experience the magic in matching with exotic and creative palate, focusing on incredible Asian cuisine from across the globe.
Located at the Whistler Conference Centre, Sunday November 11th. Tickets $35.
Araxi Bubbles + Oceans
The perfect after party to follow CRUSH on Saturday evening this will truly be Cornucopia's hottest party ticket. Featuring music revolutionary Kytami - a new age "violinistextremist" - and guitarist Dallin Paul all combined with the brilliant seafood and deluxe bubbles from a showing of 20 of the World's top Champagne and sparkling wine houses.
Located at Araxi on Saturday November 10th. Tickets $155.
For a complete list of the dozens of seminars, tastings, winemaker’s dinners and parties please go to the official Cornucopia Festival Website.
The Crystal Lodge & Suites is located just steps away from all the major Cornucopia venues. We are offering great deal on accommodation from $92 per night throughout the festival - check availability today to secure your accommodation.
Photo Credit: Tourism Whistler / Mike Crane
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