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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Cornucopia: So wild you can taste it.


   Cornucopia

Whistler, B.C. – Tickets are now on sale for Cornucopia, Whistler’s most anticipated celebration of food and drink.

With just over two decades of providing guests with a tantalizing array of events, Cornucopia presented by BlueShore Financial has undeniably become the fall tradition for locals and visitors alike. Taking place from November 7 – 17, 2019, the festival offers food and drink tastings, intimate wine dinners, educational and entertaining luncheons, culinary demonstrations, spirited parties and seminars.

Highly-anticipated festival favourites - Cornucopia Signature Tastings: House Party: Best of BC, Cellar Door, CRUSH Grand Tasting, Night Market, Poured and With a Twist: Silent Disco - return to anchor evenings throughout the 11 day festival. Guests can take advantage of outstanding value when pairing accommodation with tickets to CRUSH, Cellar Door or Poured. Starting at just $95 per person, per night these select packages average less than the cost of a signature event ticket and with events being added throughout the summer – guests can certainly enjoy a full weekend of food and drink experiences.

For more information and to stay up to date on new events be sure to visit www.whistlercornucopia.com.

Charity partner

Cornucopia official charity for 2019 is Friends of the Whistler Public Library.

The Friends of the Whistler Public Library is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the library by assisting the staff and board in a variety of ways – from fundraising through community events such as book and plant sales to volunteering at the library.

The Whistler Public Library Association was formed in December 1985 by a dedicated group of community minded citizens. From humble beginnings in the basement of Municipal Hall in 1986 to doubling its space in 1994 in Village North, the library made its final move in 2008. The new Whistler Public Library opened the doors of its spectacular new permanent home on January 26, 2008.

The Whistler Public Library is one of the busiest in the province and serves as a community hub for locals, seasonals, and visitors. Various programs are offered to the community such as weekly story times for preschoolers, summer reading clubs, free legal seminars, monthly movie night, slide shows and author readings. Well-known authors who have visited the Library include W.P. Kinsella, L.R. Wright, George Bowering, Crawford Kilian, Anne Cameron, Susan Musgrave, Andreas Schroeder, Stephen Reid, Spider and Jeanne Robinson, Laurence Gough and Paul Tennant.

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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.

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 1.800.944.7853 and whistler.com - Whistler's official source for visitor bookings and information. As the convention and visitors bureau for the Resort Municipality of Whistler, Tourism Whistler represents more than 7,000 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 Contact

Mary Zinck
Manager, Travel Media - USA, Australia, Asia
T: 604.938.2707
E: mzinck@tourismwhistler.com  

Joanne Clark
Coordinator, Travel Media
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E: jclark@tourismwhistler.com

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