Whistler, B.C. – The wait is over for wine, spirit, cocktail and food connoisseurs anticipating the return of Cornucopia presented by BlueShore Financial and even Mother Nature got in on the fun with a fresh blanket of snowfall overnight. Seattleites can take a beautiful drive up to Whistler which will take about 4 hours. It may sound like an eternity, but you’ll thank us later.
Now in its 17th year, Cornucopia kicks off today, with expanded programming now over 11 days. Cornucopia goes far beyond food and drink, offering an educational component as well as a new health and wellness series.
Featuring the long-standing favorite wine tastings, seminars, dinners and parties alongside new additions including the Nourish health and wellness series, the educational component with the Wine and Spirit Education Trust Course and seminars and events on everything from wine, spirits, cocktails and craft beer, Cornucopia offers something for every taste.
In addition, guests will want to book their winter vacation packages by November 15 and save up to 39 per cent on winter stay and ski packages that include lodging and lift tickets. Plus, kids stay, ski, rent & shuttle for free. The Book Early and Save promotion promises the lowest rates of the season and the Best Price Guarantee. So what is Cornucopia?
Cornucopia is a five day dazzling display of gourmet food and wines, attracting more than 10,000 people to the resort – and catering 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 the local food and wine industry. Now encompassing wineries and restaurants from Vancouver, greater B.C. and beyond, Cornucopia has become internationally recognized as a preeminent representation of the culinary and viticulture tourism industry in Canada. With widespread appeal shown through the immense variety of events available, the festival is truly a food and wine festival with a Whistler attitude.
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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 totaling 10,000 bedrooms among 24 hotels as well as townhomes, condos, B&Bs and chalets. Whistler also boasts more than 100 restaurants and bars, 200 retail shops, 25 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 10,000 permanent residents.
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