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Hot Chocolate Trail

Banff and Lake Louise Hot Chocolate Trail
Noel Hendrickson

Follow Banff's Hot Chocolate Trail

December 3, 2020 - January 3, 2021. Please check back for any event updates before your visit.

What could be better than a hot chocolate on a winter night? How about more than 40 hot chocolates? Banff and Lake Louise’s Hot Chocolate Trail is a treasure map of restaurants each offering a limited-time, holiday-themed hot chocolate.  

Browse the offerings below to choose one that tickles your fancy, then refer to the map (coming soon) and set off on adventure led by your taste buds. How many will you try? 


Plan Ahead: You will need to wear a mask in all indoor spaces and downtown sidewalks within the Town of Banff, and restaurant seating is limited and spaced to ensure your comfort. Please sanitize your hands at the stations available at restaurant entryways. 

Check the Travel Information Page prior to visiting Banff National Park to ensure you understand any public health measures in place. Please contact local businesses directly for the latest information on closures and hours of operation.


Alpha Bistro

Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate Floats: Your classic hot chocolate with walnut ice-cream topped with sliced almond and chocolate sauce

Hot Chocolate S’mores: Hot chocolate with roasted marshmallows and graham cookie

Cookies n’ Cream: Traditional hot chocolate with whipped cream topped up with chocolate cream cookies

Boozy Hot Chocolate

Spice up your hot chocolate by adding an ounce of your favorite liquor. Suggested: Coffee liquor, spiced whiskey or rum, maple whiskey, walnut liquor or Irish cream

Baker Creek Bistro

Boozy Hot Chocolate

Santa's Hot Chocolate: Park Chocolate Vodka, peppermint schnapps, homemade hot chocolate, whipped cream, Callebaut Chocolate shavings and candy cane shavings

S'mores Explosion: Park Vanilla Vodka, Baileys, melted Le'Chocolatier chocolate syrup, crushed graham crackers, homemade chocolate milk and freshly roasted marshmallows

Balkan

Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate with cream

Boozy Hot Chocolate

Hot Chocolate Rasta: Park Espresso Vodka, Malibu coconut rum, hot chocolate and cream 

Banff Ave Brewing Co.

Hot Chocolate

Milk chocolate, semi sweet dark chocolate, cocoa powder, whole milk, sweetened condensed milk, one marshmallow, half a TimTam and whipped cream

Boozy Hot Chocolate

As above plus stout syrup (made from our Stout Beer, made inhouse)  and an ounce of either Baileys, Grande Marnier, Franjelico, Kaluha or spiced rum

Banff Sunshine Village - Creek Side, Chimney Corner and Java Lift 

Hot Chocolate

Savour our signature Angel Flight Hot Chocolate at Sunshine Village  It’s unique white chocolate blend is sure to warm hearts and raise holiday spirits

Boozy Hot Chocolate
  
White Hot Chocolate with Rum Chata: Garnished with chantilly cream, white chocolate shavings and cinnamon, dusted with snow sugar

The Bear Street Tavern

Hot Chocolate

Baby Bear: Hot chocolate, whip cream, homemade chocolate shavings, and a candy cane 

Boozy Hot Chocolate

Big Bear: Hot chocolate, 1oz Forty Creek Cream, 1 oz Park Espresso Vodka and whip cream  
 
Spicy Bear: Hot chocolate, 1 oz Forty Creek Cream, 1oz Park Chili Vodka

Chuck’s Steakhouse

Boozy Hot Chocolate

Monkey's Ransom: Park Espresso Vodka, Giffard Banana Liqueur, Courvoiseur Cognac, cardamom bitters, green and blacks organic hot chocolate, handmade whipped cream

Coyotes Southwestern Grill

Hot Chocolate

Cookies and Cream:Steamed chocolate milk topped with whipped cream and crushed Oreo cookies 

Boozy Hot Chocolate: 

Great Balls of Fire: 1/2oz Fireball, 1/2oz Absolute Vodka, steamed chocolate milk, topped with whipped cream and dusted with chipotle 

Elk & Oarsman 

Hot Chocolate

Hot chocolate, whip cream and chocolate sauce drizzled on top with a cherry 

Boozy Hot Chocolate

The Ski Out: 1oz banana liqueur, 1oz Creme de Cacao, hot chocolate, whip cream and chocolate sauce drizzled on top with a cherry 

Evelyn's Coffee Bar

Hot Chocolate

Evelyn's Classic Hot Chocolate: Rich and creamy hot choc syrup made with pure cocoa, steamed milk, chocolate whipped cream and chocolate shavings on top of whipped cream

Good Earth Coffeehouse

Hot Chocolate

Candy Cane Hot Chocolate: Rich dark chocolate and peppermint syrup, topped with whipped cream and candy cane sprinkles

Candy Cane Caffe Mocha: Espresso, rich dark chocolate and peppermint syrup, topped with whipped cream and candy cane sprinkles

JK Bakery

Hot Chocolate

Black Forest Hot Chocolate: Torani Sauce mixed with cherry purée and steamed together. Topped with whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles

The Juniper Bistro 

Hot Chocolate

Juniper Hot Chocolate: Chocolate sauce and frothed milk, whip and chocolate sprinkles

Orange & Spice: Orange syrup, whip and orange zest

Peppermint: Peppermint syrup, whip and candy cane crumble

Boozy Hot Chocolate

Maple Nut: Park Maple Rye, Frangelico, Amaretto, whip and toasted marshmallow

The Winter Shaft: Vodka, Baileys, Kahlua, espresso, whip and espresso bean

Snow Angel: Grand Marnier, Baileys, Vanilla Galliano, whip, toasted marshmallow and white chocolate

Little Wild

Hot Chocolate

The Wild Hot Chocolate: Made from scratch, with the best possible ingredients. Its rich chocolatey flavour comes from the finest Belgian chocolate, made from whole roasted beans and containing over 50% cocoa solids. Finished with perfectly frothed milk, it’s lightly sweetened and luxuriously creamy. Pair with your favourite freshly baked cookie for a warming winter treat.

The Maple Leaf 

Hot Chocolate

Banff’s Ultimate Hot Chocolate: Famous Hot Chocolate Soufflé. Great for everyone, adults, kids and even people who are gluten free. It’s a literal hot chocolate cake (flour-less)

Boozy Hot Chocolate

Pair with an ounce of Park Maple Rye

Nourish Bistro 

Hot Chocolate: 

Creamy chocolate almond milk infused with The Banff Tea Co. Chocolate chilli chai tea blend and Nourish Bistros in house hot chocolate spice mix (vegan friendly)

Boozy Hot Chocolate: 

Try it with Kahlua and Baileys Almande for the grown ups! 

Park Distillery 

Hot Chocolate 

Vegan hot chocolate with coconut whip cream

Boozy Hot Chocolate: 

Add Park vanilla, espresso, or chili vodka for an extra kick in your hot chocolate

Pursuit Banff Gondola - Sky Bistro

Hot Chocolate

Le Chocolatier Gourmet Hot Chocolate, homemade whipped cream and cinnamon

Boozy Hot Chocolate

Enjoy a unique take on a classic Hot Chocolate. Made with Canmore's Le Chocolatier Gourmet Hot Chocolate, house-infused Wild Life Distillery Chili Vodka and garnished with homemade whipped cream and cinnamon

The Radiant

Hot Chocolate

White chocolate matcha hot chocolate

Boozy Hot Chocolate

Try it spiked

Seed N Salt 

Hot Chocolate: 

The S'More: Hot chocolate (milk of choice), topped with marshmallows, drizzle of chocolate + caramel, and graham crackers 

Boozy Hot Chocolate: 

Candy Cane: Hot chocolate (milk of choice), peppermint schnapps, Baileys, and topped with whip + candy canes 
 
The Spiked S'More: Hot chocolate (milk of choice), Kahlua, topped with marshmallows, drizzle of chocolate + caramel, and graham crackers 

STOCK Food & Drink 

Hot Chocolate

A unique hot chocolate recipe with a toasted marshmallow twist, graham cracker crunch topped with a gooey marshmallow. Chocolate milk, chocolate power, toasted marshmallow syrup, graham cracker crumble, whipped cream, whole marshmallow, chocolate sauce

Boozy Hot Chocolate

If you're feeling cold this winter, try it spiked and add 1oz Bailey's

The Rimrock Resort Hotel

Hot Chocolate

Chocolate Caramel Avalanche: Hot chocolate & Caramel Served with whipped cream, marshmallows, chocolate flakes and drizzled with caramel syrup

Boozy Hot Chocolate

Raspberry Chocolate Cream: Hot chocolate stirred with Irish cream & black raspberry liqueur, served in a chocolate rimmed cup with whipped cream, marshmallows & white chocolate & raspberry flakes.

Tooloulou's

Hot Chocolate                                             

Snow Flake – White hot chocolate, chocolate whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles

Pink Poinsettia  – Pink hot chocolate, grenadine, chocolate whipped cream and marshmallow 

Mr. Grinch – Green hot chocolate, peppermint syrup, chocolate whipped cream and candy cane 

Boozy Hot Chocolate

Fleecy Cloud – White hot chocolate, chocolate liqueur, rum, chocolate whipped cream amdchocolate shavings         

Wild Flour Bakery

Hot Chocolate

The Wild Hot Chocolate: Made from scratch, with the best possible ingredients. Its rich chocolatey flavour comes from the finest Belgian chocolate, made from whole roasted beans and containing over 50% cocoa solids. Finished with perfectly frothed milk, it’s lightly sweetened and luxuriously creamy. Pair with your favourite freshly baked cookie for a warming winter treat.

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