Fungus Among Us

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Every year, the week after Canadian Thanksgiving, we host the annual Fungus Among Us Mushroom Festival in Whistler. This year's festival is taking place October 14-15th!

We invite expert mushroom gurus from the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island to lead talks, walks, and cooking demonstrations and tastings on Friday and Saturday that the public is welcome to join.

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2022 Schedule of Events

Tickets will go on sale on Saturday, September 24, at 12 pm!

Talks by Gurus

  • Why Mushrooms are Important

  • Mushroom You Should Know

  • Fantastic Fungi Photo Winners

Cost: $12 Adults, $6 Youth (under 18)

When: Friday, Oct. 14, 7 - 8:30 pm

Where: Legends Hotel (Creekside

Walks with Gurus

 

BC best lead walks at sites throughout Whistler. Please dress warmly—no dogs or collecting baskets.

Cost: $30 Adults, $10 Youth (12-17), $5 Kids (under 12)

When: Saturday, Oct. 15, 8:45 am - 12:00 pm

Where: NEW - Meet at trailhead, choose from field locations below*:

  • Kids under 12 group: Lost Lake

  • Emerald Forest Group 1

  • Emerald Forest Group 2

  • Miller's Pond

  • Cal-Cheak

  • Spruce Grove

  • Bob's Rebob

  • Beaver Lake

*Trailhead locations are subject to change based on mushroom abundance, hope for rain! More detailed information will be sent to ticket holders closer to the date.

Forest to Table Lunch

 

Join Chef Bruce Worden to learn and taste some delicious ways to get the most from your foraging expeditions.

 

Cost: $45 (includes mug)

When: Saturday, Oct. 15, 12:30 - 2:00 pm

Where: Milestones Restaurant Patio* (base of Blackcomb)

 

*Dress warmly, indoors if raining

Mushroom Display

Check out the day's finds, labeled and explained by our experts.

 

Cost: By donation, tickets not required

When: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2:30 - 4:00 pm

Where: Legend's Hotel (Creekside)

Fantastic Fungi Photo Contest

Our Fantastic Fungi Photo Contest is back for another year with up to five categories for participants to enter before the deadline on October 12, 2022. Read all the participation rules and guidelines here.

*NEW for 2022* All photos must be taken in the Whistler area and the winners must pick up their prizes in person.

Past Events

The Whistler Naturalists would like to thank volunteers and participants who had a great time mushrooming in the rain during our 19th annual Fungus Among Us Mushroom Festival.

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The Whistler Naturalists would like to thank everyone who was a part of our 18th annual Fungus Among Us Mushroom Festival!

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The Whistler Naturalists would like to thank everyone who participated in our completely sold out 17th annual Fungus Among Us Mushroom Festival!

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The Whistler Naturalists would like to thank everyone who participated in another fun Fungus Among Us Mushroom Festival, which was completely sold out this year.

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The Whistler Naturalists would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2017, 15th annual Fungus Among Us Mushroom Festival. 

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The Whistler Naturalists would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2016, 14th annual Fungus Among Us Mushroom Festival. 

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The Whistler Naturalists would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2015, 13th annual Fungus Among Us Mushroom Festival. 

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The Whistler Naturalists would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2014, 12th annual Fungus Among Us Mushroom Festival. 

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The Whistler Naturalists would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2013, 11th annual Fungus Among Us Mushroom Festival. 

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The Whistler Naturalists would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2012, 10th annual Fungus Among Us Mushroom Festival. 

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The Whistler Naturalists would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2011, 9th annual Fungus Among Us Mushroom Festival. 

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The Whistler Naturalists would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2010, 8th annual Fungus Among Us Mushroom Festival. 

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A huge thank you to our key supporters:

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