Try 36 Festive Drinks on Banff’s Hot Chocolate Trail

This hot chocolate celebration features 24 participating Banff restaurants and cafés, each offering their own festive take on the beverage.

The Cocoa Colada from Bluebird Woodfired Steakhouse. Photo courtesy of Bluebird Woodfired Steakhouse/ Banff Hospitality Collective.

On your next trip to the mountains, warm up with a hot chocolate during Banff’s Hot Chocolate Trail, a festival celebrating everyone’s favourite winter beverage. From November 17 to December 31, 2023, visit some of the 24 participating businesses to try creative, holiday-themed hot chocolates.

During this seasonal festival, there are 36 chocolatey creations at Banff restaurants and cafés, with alcoholic and non-alcoholic hot chocolates available. Head downtown and try Magpie & Stump‘s alcoholic interpretation, a chocolate-infused coffee with Park vanilla vodka, creme de menthe and spicy chocolate shavings to top it off (there is also a non-alcoholic version of this one). Or try Bluebird Restaurant & Lobby Bar‘s take on hot chocolate, with coconut and vanilla vodka and coconut foam.

A full list of participating restaurants and cafés, along with their hot chocolate offerings, can be found at banfflakelouise.com.

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