5 Ways to Rekindle Romance at Whistler Cornucopia

The late fall on the west coast of Canada can be a dark and stormy time of year. There’s driving rain, wind that blasts the last leaves off of trees, and it’s dark early.

Like really early, we’re talking 4:00 PM.

It can all wear a parenting couple down just as the stress of the holidays approach. Our solution is for couples to escape the wind-driven rain and grey skies by planning romantic, culinary-focused weekend getaway from it all at Whistler’s Cornucopia.

This annual culinary festival takes place over two jam-packed weeks in mid-November. It’s a perfect time to reconnect with your special someone over great food, wine, spirits and fun events in one of Canada’s prime resort destinations. Here’s how to find or rekindle your romantic side of life with a couples getaway Whistler Cornucopia.

*Note: For 2020, Whistler Cornucopia has pivoted into an ‘extended weekends’ event, starting November 6th and continuing until November 29th. Cornucopia 2020 includes a wide-ranging selection of small, intimate ticketed experiences including drink seminars, new Paired Dinners as well as a selection of offerings throughout resort restaurants.

5 Ways to enjoy a Couples Getaway, Whistler Cornucopia

Leave the Kids at Home

Cornucopia is an incredible event for couples and friends. Take the kids to grandma’s house or book a sitter for the weekend and let your hair down a little. Treat this festival as a way to adult again, reconnect with your partner and friends, and relax while enjoying great wine, food and experiences from guests chefs, wineries and distilleries from all over British Columbia and the world.

Book a hotel in Whistler Village

Choose accommodation that’s located in Whistler Village, or the Upper Village. As much as I love Whistler Creekside (and I do), you’ll want to stay at a Whistler hotel that’s central enough to walk to the events, most of which take place at Village restaurants or the Whistler Conference Centre.

Driving after a day or night of wine-tasting, spirit mixology class or gala evening is a no-no. And no one should have to be the designated driver when you’ve booked a relaxing getaway to a culinary festival. It defeats the purpose of going at all.

Sign up early

The early bird gets her pick of the Drink Seminars, Paired Dinners, Signature Tastings, Gala Evenings, and Health and Wellness sessions. Whistler Cornucopia sessions are very interactive and fun, and they sell out.

Sessions include eating and drinking along with the hosts, chefs and mixologists, and you don’t want to miss out on the fun, so get your tickets pronto. This year has some great educational seminars and brunches, including Woflgang Sterr’s Vegetarian Brunch, the Lost Feast, Cocktails and Canapés and Rosé Unbound.