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Hot Chocolate Trail

Banff and Lake Louise Hot Chocolate Trail
Noel Hendrickson

Follow Banff's Hot Chocolate Trail

January 20 - 31, 2021

What could be better than a hot chocolate on a winter day? How about more than 20 hot chocolates? Banff and Lake Louise’s Hot Chocolate Trail is a treasure map of restaurants each offering a limited-time SnowDays hot chocolate. All hot chocolates are available to take out, so order ahead and enjoy.

Browse the offerings below to choose one that tickles your fancy. 


Plan Ahead: All restaurants, pubs, bars, lounges and cafes are following current local and provincial public health measures and are closed to dine-in service. Hot chocolates are available for pickup or take out. 

You will need to wear a mask in all indoor spaces and downtown sidewalks within the Town of Banff. Please sanitize your hands at the stations available at restaurant entryways. 

Check the Travel Information Page 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.


Baker Creek Bistro

Santa's Hot Chocolate: Homemade hot chocolate, whipped cream, Callebaut Chocolate shavings and candy cane shavings

S'mores Explosion: Melted Le'Chocolatier chocolate syrup, crushed graham crackers, homemade chocolate milk and freshly roasted marshmallows

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

Savour our signature Angel Flight Hot Chocolate at Sunshine Village. White hot chocolate garnished with chantilly cream, white chocolate shavings and cinnamon, dusted with snow sugar

Elk & Oarsman 

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

Evelyn's Coffee Bar

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

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

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

The Juniper Bistro 

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

Little Wild

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.

Nourish Bistro 

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)

Pursuit Banff Gondola - Sky Bistro

Hot chocolate with a salted caramel rim, topped with whipped cream, cinnamon and a toasted marshmallow

Seed N Salt 

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

Candy Cane: Hot chocolate (milk of choice), topped with whip + candy canes 

STOCK Food & Drink 

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

The Rimrock Resort Hotel

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

Raspberry Chocolate Cream: Hot chocolate served in a chocolate rimmed cup with whipped cream, marshmallows and white chocolate & raspberry flakes 

Tooloulou's

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 

Wild Flour Bakery

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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