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Whistler's festivals and events drive many guests to the resort. Members can leverage these important events for business success by being aware of upcoming opportunities, preparing in advance and finding unique ways to welcome guests.

October 17-19, 2014 - Whistler Readers and Writers Festival >>
November 6-16, 2014 - Cornucopia>>


October 17 - 19, 2014 - Whistler Readers and Writers Festival

Whistler Readers and Writers Festival returns to celebrate the art of storytelling with an all-star lineup of guest authors and top tier events. Writers, readers and storytellers of all levels will be able to further their knowledge of the written word through a combination of development workshops, panel discussions, and reading and spoken word events during the action-packed weekend.

Number of participants: 1,500
Participant demographics:
Primarily 40 plus crowd, also 20 - 40
Event location: Whistler Village, Fairmont Chateau, Millennium Place, Squamish Lil'Wat Cultural Centre and more

How can YOUR business leverage this event:

  • Create a window display to the theme of the Writers Festival

  • Provide an offer or special inviting attendees back to Whistler and to your location

  • Create a festival themed desert or drink or entree item at your restaurant or cafe

  • Promote your business:

Generate buzz with Whistler Readers and Writers Festival on social media:

  • Youtube>>

  • Facebook>>
    Suggested Facebook post:
    Book lovers young and old unite to celebrate the written word with workshops, reading events and more at the Whistler Readers and Writers Festival October 17-19.

  • Twitter: @WhistlerWriters>>
    Suggested tweet:
    From a trilogy to a tweet: wonder at the power of words @WhistlerWriters festival this weekend


November 6-16, 2014 - Cornucopia

The 17th annual Cornucopia presented by BlueShore Financial is the fall festival for the indulgent and the connoisseur. The event expanded in 2013 and will continue with the 11 day format again this year. Enjoy extensive programing on both weekends, more educational programs throughout the week, world renowned chefs, winery dinners, interactive food and drink seminars, gala wine, spirit and beer tastings and electric after parties. This year sees the return of festival favourites such as the CRUSH Gala Grand Tastings, POURED, winemaker dinners, after parties, seminars and brunches.

Number of attendees: 10,000
Participant demographics: Affluent, all-ages
Event location: Whistler Village
Key event times: See schedule of events

Important documents:
Information for Restaurants
Restaurant Event Application

How can YOUR business leverage this event:

  • Silent Auction Opportunity:

Generate buzz with Cornucopia on social media:

  • Facebook>>
    Suggested Facebook post:
    Wine and dine at Cornucopia Festival November 7-17 in Whistler. Enjoy an astounding array of winery dinners, parties, tasting, classes, courses, soirees, pairings and events. Designed to showcase Whistler's extraordinary culinary, gastronomic, oenological and libation soaked offerings.

  • Twitter: @CornucopiaWine>>
    Suggested tweet:
    Time to indulge your taste buds @CornucopiaWine this week. It's important to #treatyourself