Whistler Cornucopia 2023: A Comprehensive Guide to the Ultimate Festival Experience

November 9 – 19, 2023

Welcome to Whistler Cornucopia 2023 – a celebration that tantalizes taste buds, sparks cultural exploration, and promises an adventure like no other. At Whiski Jack Resorts, we’re excited to be part of this iconic event, and we can’t wait to share the wonders of Cornucopia with you.

Whistler Cornucopia: The Culinary Extravaganza You Can’t Miss

Whistler Cornucopia is the ultimate celebration of Whistler’s culinary love story! With a jam-packed schedule, this event is a true feast for your taste buds.

Cornucopia offers signature tastings, eye-opening food and drink seminars, live culinary performances at the anticipated culinary stage series, and specially curated restaurant and bar events that bring the local dining scene to life.


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It’s more than just a festival; it’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in a world of flavors, learn from the best, and create lasting memories with fellow food and drink enthusiasts.


A Feast of Culinary Delights

Picture top-tier chefs showcasing their culinary expertise, revealing their secrets to crafting the perfect dish. Every year, the festival takes it up a notch, presenting a challenge to chefs, sommeliers, and bartenders to truly showcase their mastery. As Whistler Cornucopia 2023 approaches, get ready for an exciting lineup of events.


Three men dressed in chefs attire in front of a Cornucopia sign


New for this year, dive into a fusion of Indigenous culinary traditions at the ‘Taste of Indigenous Worlds‘ signature event, where six BC-based Indigenous chefs infuse traditional recipes with modern twists. With your ‘Taste of Indigenous Worlds’ passport, delve into diverse booths featuring dishes inspired by BC’s Indigenous heritage, promising a rich and varied culinary journey.


Chef Angus An cooking in a dark kitchen with silver features


Vibrant Thai flavors crafted by Chef Angus An, renowned for his expertise at Vancouver’s Michelin-recommended restaurant Maenam will be on full display at the restaurant event Mekong. These flavors will be impeccably complemented by wines from Meyer Family Vineyards.

For a uniquely engaging experience, don’t miss the Murder Mystery Dinner at Bearfoot Bistro, this year themed around an ’80s prom. You’ll play the detective, solving a thrilling murder mystery while savoring a delectable four-course meal.


Sipping Excellence: A Toast to Unforgettable Moments

Wine aficionados and beverage enthusiasts, rejoice! Whistler Cornucopia is your haven, promising a toast to unforgettable moments. Kickstart the festivities at House Party: Best of BC, where you can sample an array of wineries, breweries, and distilleries from our local landscape, each enthusiastic to share their unique creations, techniques, and inspirations.



For those eager to delve deeper, explore an impressive lineup of drink seminars. Cornucopia offers the perfect opportunity to sample the finest wines, not only from British Columbia but also from across the globe. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or a newbie to the world of vino, Cornucopia has something to delight every wine enthusiast.


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And if you’re drawn to tequila and spirited revelry, be sure to make a beeline for Cinco de Agave. These unique spirits will be expertly paired with authentic Mexican cuisine, courtesy of Fairmont’s talented Chef Alejandro Verdi.


Beyond Food and Drinks: An Artistic Affair

Whistler Cornucopia offers more than just epicurean delights. Immerse yourself in the vibrant festival culture, featuring captivating art exhibitions and live music performances. 

The world-renowned Audain Art Museum will play host to an array of exciting events this year. Blanc Canvas invites you to enjoy a delightful selection of five Sauvignon Blacs as acclaimed Canadian artist, Fran Alexander, guides you in crafting your own unique bear-themed artwork.


Artist Fran Alexander standing next to two pieces of her bear artwork


Following, the Audain Artist Dinner Series: Garden of Shadows on Saturday, November 18, will unfold with a signature cocktail reception, followed by a Curatorial Tour of Karin Bubaš’s Special Exhibition, Garden of Shadows, offering a unique artistic perspective.


A comedian on stage laying down telling a joke next to a stool and a microphone stand


Get ready for a dose of laughter with a pair of outstanding comedy events at Cornucopia. You can catch headliner Paul Myrehaug and rising talents Amber Harper Lynn and Alistair Odgen at the Comedy Kitchen event, or immerse yourself in wine-themed humor and a delightful blend of improv and stand-up at Laugh Out LIVE! Whose Wine is it Anyway? This comedy variet-al show promises an evening of chuckles that will keep you bubbling with laughter until your cheeks are sparkling!


Accommodation Promo

Whiski Jack Resorts is proud to be an accommodation partner for the event. Use promo code FALLFUN to receive a discount when you book accommodations directly with us. Take advantage of this opportunity to revel in the festival’s delights while enjoying a cozy stay, just a stone’s throw away from the heart of the event.


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How to Make the Most of Whistler Cornucopia: Insider’s Guide

Buckle up for the insider’s scoop on maximizing this extraordinary festival! First off, let’s talk strategy. Weekends are the main events, so dive into the festivities with one of the signature dinners – a true culinary delight. But a word to the wise: pace yourself! The festival is a cornucopia of experiences, and it’s easy to get swept up. Consider spreading out the events; a balanced approach ensures you savor each moment.



For a delightful twist, opt for afternoon tastings. They offer a laid-back ambiance and a chance to explore flavors in a more intimate setting. And when it’s time for CRUSH, a showstopper event, arrive early to avoid the rush. But don’t let the excitement make you forget the basics – grab a bite before diving in! As the flagship tasting event of Cornucopia, CRUSH is dedicated to spotlighting wineries from the Pacific North West and beyond, along with tempting bites from restaurants in the Sea to Sky Corridor.


A spread of white plates topped with a chocolate dessert on display


FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Is there an age restriction for attending Cornucopia events?

Yes, all Cornucopia events are exclusively for guests aged 19 and above. Due to liquor licensing regulations, individuals under the age of 19 will not be permitted at any venue within the Whistler Conference Centre throughout the duration of the Cornucopia event.

Is the festival kid-friendly?

While Cornucopia is primarily designed for adults, we understand family dynamics. For those seeking childcare options, consider reaching out to Babysitting Whistler for local babysitting services.

Is there transportation provided to the event venues?

Transportation isn’t provided, but Whistler offers walkable options, efficient buses, taxis, or consider staying at a nearby Whiski Jack Resorts property for added convenience.

What is the dress code for the events at Whistler Cornucopia?

Whistler embraces diversity. Whether you choose to dress up or keep it casual, you’ll find a welcoming atmosphere at every event.


Food displays of desserts, some made of strawberries covered in chocolate.


In Closing: Embrace the Magic of Whistler Cornucopia

Whistler Cornucopia is a magical experience that blends culinary mastery, artistic creativity, and the enchanting beauty of our mountain town. We invite you to partake in this extraordinary journey, indulge in flavors, soak in the culture, and revel in the festivities. Book your stay with Whiski Jack Resorts, and let’s make this Cornucopia a memory to cherish.