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Shopping in Banff: Chocolates and Sweets

by K Gordon Schultz

Indulge your Sweet Tooth with Banff, Alberta Chocolate Shops

Everybody has a favorite candy from childhood, and many of us have a wicked sweet tooth. If the image of melting chocolate or an opening Necco Wafer package makes your mouth water, then you’d better head to one of these Banff sweet shops! Read below for a listing of the chocolate and candy shops in Banff.

Banff Sweet Shoppe
This sweet shop is one of Banff’s landmarks. Come check out the huge assortment of candy- you may even find your childhood favorite! Treats include fizzies, wax lips, licorice snaps, kits, wax bottles, necco wafers, BB bats, bubble gum cigars, plus lots of hard to find fresh candy from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. Don’t miss their fudge and house-made chocolate either!
Address: #12 201 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L 1B3
Phone: (403) 762-3213

Chocolatarie Bernard Callebaut
This chocolate shop was started over 26 years ago by Bernard Callebaut, a 4th generation Belgian chocolate maker. The quality and purity of his chocolates are something to celebrate! Try the unique flavored chocolates, or stick with the old classics- you can’t go wrong!
Address: 111 Banff Ave., Harmony Lane, Banff, AB T1L 1C2
Phone: (403) 762-4106

Mountain Chocolates
Come to Mountain Chocolates to try their handmade caramel corn, cashew brittle, caramel apples, or chocolates. They are the only Banff chocolate shop that manufactures everything onsite. Don’t leave without trying their Bear Paws (cashews with caramel dipped in pure chocolate) or the legendary MacKay’s ice cream!
Address: 200 Banff Ave., Banff, AB T1L 1A3
Phone: (403) 762-2624 ext. 24

Olde Tyme Candy Shop
This specialty candy shop in Lake Louise has imported classics like wigwags, blackjack gum, goldmine gum, cinnamon toothpicks, and atomic fireballs. Check out their licorice selection from Holland -both sweet and salty- or the British sweets, maple products, fudges and chocolates. Ice cream and frozen yogurt also sold here.
Address: 717 8 St, Canmore, AB T1W 2B2
Phone: (403) 678-9311

The Fudgery
This fudge and chocolate shop is located on Banff’s main street (Banff Avenue). Hand-made treats include bear paws, chocolate truffles and brittles made daily onsite.
Address: 215 Banff Ave., Banff, AB
Phone: (403) 762-3003

Welch’s Chocolate Shop
Welch’s has homemade chocolates, novelty candies like Pez and delicious ice creams.
Address: 126 Banff Ave, PO Box 1015, Banff, AB T1L 1A9
Phone: (403) 762-3737

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