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This annual event is one you cannot miss! Cornucopia is Whistler’s Celebration of Wine and Food and takes place over the November long weekend from the 10th to 13th.

The festival celebrates everything about wine and food.Over the four days and nights you can take part in fascinating seminars hosted by renowned industry professionals, enjoy wine makers’ dinners, attend gala tasting events and dance the night away at the famous after parties.  Cornucopia offers something for everyone, whether you are an experienced gourmet or just appreciate a glass of wine and fine food.  Cornucopia is now recognised as the “West Coast’s premier resort-based epicurean extravaganza”.

Highlights of Cornucopia include the recently announced Chef’s Table Luncheon featuring Dale Mackay from Ensemble Restaurant. Dale MacKay is Canada’s Top Chef winner and will be making a multi-course extravaganza, paired with delicious local wines.  The Luncheon will be held in the intimate and breath-taking setting of a Whistler mansion.

The legendary Masquerave at the Bearfoot Bistro returns to Cornucopia this year. This is a must-attend extravaganza which will feature local and international wines, champagnes, light shows and sexy burlesque entertainment.  Enjoy gastronomic creations by Bearfoot Bistro executive chef Melissa Craig and other top chefs from Vancouver and Quebec.

The CRUSH Gala Tasting held on the Friday and Saturday evening at the Whistler Conference Centre is the flagship tasting event of Cornucopia.  Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere whilst you sip, sample and savour your way through dozens of wineries from all over the world.

After the CRUSH Gala tastings there will be the infamous After Parties! Details are still to be finalised, however Araxi Restaurant have confirmed they will be hosting the famed Bubbles + Oceans after party.  This will be an unforgettable night of brilliant seafood and deluxe bubbles from 30 of the world’s top Champagne and sparkling wine houses, in celebration of Araxi’s 30th anniversary.

Day time events include the Viking Stage Series tastings, Chef’s Trip to the Farm, Chef’s Table Luncheon and number of seminars.

For a complete schedule of events, times and to purchase ticket, please visit the Cornucopia Website

Whistler Arts Festival & Olympic Celebrations 2011

Let the Celebrations Begin!

Wow, what great start to the year here in Whistler. January has been buzzing some great powder days and skiing, and now as we head in to February, we have some truly exciting events to look forward to.

We’re about to celebrate the Official One Year Anniversary of the Winter Olympic Games, so get your red and white on and let’s break out in another round of ‘O Canada’.

A Great Family Event

One year now after the Olympic and Paralympic games, we’re going to re-live that Canadian spirit once again with this year’s month long Winter Arts Festival! Better still, we have The Celebrate Live weekend over the February 11th – 13th, with lots of live music, appearances of athletes, food and drink with lots of live street entertainment. Adventure around the world famous Whistler Sliding Centre with one of the self-guided tours that will be running daily over the Celebrate Live weekend. Family friendly street hockey and will be a great event for all the family!

Kids and families will have a chance to play street hockey, create murals, snow sculpt, face paint and so much more! Creekside Community Recreation Centre will also be hosting their Vancouver 2010 Legacy Celebration by playing a winter sport on the Wii, curling, sledging, watching past footage and more

Some of our Summit Lodge Staff for picks for big kids and little kids include:

Feb 1 – 28, 2011

  • Out of Bounds: Tales from the Backcountry Photo Challenge and Exhibit Millennium Place

Friday, February 4, 2011

  • Out of Bounds: Tales from the Backcountry Opening Reception

Friday, February 11, 2011

  • FREE Whistler Community Mural creation, Whistler Olympic Plaza
  • FREE Family Friendly Street Hockey, Whistler Olympic Plaza
  • Self-guided tours at the Whistler Sliding Center and Whistler Olympic Park
  • Jully Black, Millennium Place.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

  • All Day – Street entertainment by the dUh Hockey Guys, Vancouver Theatre Sports and Sardis Marching Band
  • Whistler PassiveHaus Open House (located at the main entrance to Lost Lake Park, between the upper and lower Villages and a short walk from the Village Stroll) Include everything from FREE hot chocolate, horsedrawn sleigh rides, fire pit and much more. Click here for more information.
  • Official One-Year Anniversay of the 2010 Winter Games Ceremony, Whistler Olympic Plaza. Includes free face painting, apple cider, one-year anniversary cake, street hockey, DJ Rich-A tunes and much more.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

  • Family Celebrations at MY Millennium
  • Local artists Oona and David to create some fun wintery wonderland crafts by donation.
  • Kids Crafts.
  • Kid’s Fliks and hot apple cider
  • Children’s Performers Bobs and Lolo

Thursday, February 17 – Sunday, February 19 from 8am to 4pm daily

  • Snow Sculpting on Whistler Mountain near the Round House.

Visit the Resort Municipality of Whistler website for complete Whistler Arts Festival / Olympic Celebration event details.

The fun doesn’t stop there! Family fun events will continue to entertain and astonish us through the rest of February and March with other exhibits, literary soirees, music and other surprises.

Call us directly before February 10th and quote “O Canada” and automatically receive 25% off your stay for the month of February. *Subject to availability, black out dates may apply.

Toll Free 1 888 913 8811 or email reservations@summitlodge.com


Film Festival In Whistler Tenth Year

Whistler Film Festival is back for it’s 10th year starting December 1st and ending on the 5th with great films, entertainment and events.

Daydream Nation by Canadian director Micheal Goldbach has been chosen as this year’s opening night film at the Whistler Conference Centre at 8pm.

World premier films for this years festival include:

  • Hardcore Logo 2
  • Sophie
  • Everything Louder Then Everything Else

Awards will be given out for films that include:

  • Best Canadian feature film
  • New Voices international feature
  • Documentary
  • MPPIA Short Film
  • Mountain Culture
  • International Shortwork
  • Student Shortwork

Visit the official website for Whistler Film Festival for this year’s film schedule.

2010 Whistler Readers And Writers Festival

Congratulations to The Vicious Circle’s ninth year hosting the Whistler Readers and Writers Festival.

Taking place October 14 – 16 this is the perfect weekend to visit Whistler BC to enjoy the art and culture of the literary world.

This unique festival has a variety of lectures, workshops and will be launching the release of our local Whistler writer Leslie Anthony’s new book “White Planet: A Mad Dash Through Modern Global Ski Culture.”

With a variety of venues and authors there is sure to be something you love, new you can learn, and a world to discover with the written word.

Download a copy of the festival program and purchase tickets soon to this popular Whistler event.

Check out the Whistler Readers and Writers Facebook page for more information about events and authors.

Whistler Accommodation | October 2010

When you visit us at Summit Lodge And Spa this season you will find plenty to see and do.

Along with the Whistler Reading And Writing Festival be sure to stroll the village and browse the local shops.

After a day on your feet visit the Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa for a special body treatment to help you unwind from your active day in Whistler.

Come be inspired to retreat, read, write and nurture yourself this October and let Summit Lodge help you find things to do in Whistler BC.