November in Whistler
You may wonder if anything actually happens in Whistler during the month of November. The days are shorter, the weather is stormy and the temperatures are cold. You will be surprised to know this a great month to visit.
November sees some of the best events of the year in Whistler. Cornucopia, Whistler's Celebration of Food and Wine is one example. Held over the November long weekend this food and wine lovers festival features seminars, winemakers dinners, gala tasting events and infamous after parties.
As well some other great events (see below) there is much excitement and anticipation for the opening of Whistler and Blackcomb Mountains. The official opening date is November 24, but stay tuned as rumour has it the mountains will be opening earlier this year! There is already a considerable amount of snow in the alpine and pro skiers and boarders have been testing the great early skiing conditions on the Blackcomb Glacier!
A highlight of Novembers Events include:
Whistler 50 Relay and Ultra Run - November 5th
This will be the first Ultra marathon and relay to take place in Whistler. Hosted by BC Athletics the inaugural Whistler 50 Relay and Ultra will take place around the beautiful Valley Trail system. Registration is open now for both events and you can sign up online at BC Athletics. There will be a post-race dance at the Whistler Conference Centre in the evening. For more information see Whistler 50 Relay and Ultra event.
Cornucopia - November 10th to 13th
Cornucopia is Whistler's Celebration of Wine and Food and takes place over the November long weekend. Over the four days you can take part in a number of events, including wine seminars hosted by renowned industry professionals. You can also experience gala tasting events, winemaker's dinners and famous after-parties. Cornucopia is now recognised as the "West Coast's premier resort-based epicurean extravaganza". For detailed information visit the Cornucopia Events.
Bizarre Bazaar - November 25th - November 26th
Bizarre Bazaar is Whistler's annual holiday craft fair. This will be the 23rd event and is held at the Whistler Conference Centre. If you are looking for unique gifts for the holiday season, this is the place to shop under one roof! You can find quality, handmade arts and crafts such as ceramics, clothing, fine art, wood, glass, metal, jewellery, leather, candles, aromatherapy products as well as beautiful handmade Christmas Decorations. For more information visit Bizarre Bazaar.
Whistler Film Festival - November 30th - December 4th
Returning for its 10th annual showing, The Whistler Film Festival presents a selection of films from Canada and internationally. The Whistler Film Festival will be one of the top film festivals in the world and a must-attend for filmmakers and audiences. All film screenings will take place at theatres in the Whistler Conference Centre, Village 8 Cinemas and Millennium Place. You can purchase festival tickets and packages through the online box office which opens November 10, 2011. For more information visit the Whistler Film Festival website.
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