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Welch's Chocolate Shop

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126 Banff Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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73 reviews
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Reviewed 20 March 2017

Top Choice if you are a candy fanatic. Small retail space but huge selection of a variety of candy. Enjoy

Thank Elmer E
Courtenay, Canada
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017

The smell of chocolate as you enter.. Oh my.. Made my mouth water .. Hard time figuring which to buy.. I love chocolate covered toffee.. Yes..

Thank donna g
Calgary, Canada
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Of all the candy and chocolate shops, this is my favourite. It's crammed to the brim with chocolate and confectioneries from across the globe. Those sweets by the pound that you haven't seen since you were a child? They have them! They also have their own selection of chocolates which are very tasty. The shop is quite narrow and if... More 

Thank maplepop
Nova Scotia, Canada
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150 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2016

Great famous local candy store - huge selection and the back section has tons of sugar free options. If they still make a candy odds are they will have it here - homemade chocolates and tons and tons of eye candy (not cheap but delicious).

Thank spazzygal
Calgary, Canada
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183 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2016

I go to this Candy Shop every visit to Banff because it has been around for so long. We bought Soap Candy/Floral gums here as a kid and I continue to buy this treat here every trip. However it was called Welch's and is now Banff Candy unless Welch's also has a chocolate shop I am unaware of?

Thank Clint V
Tucson, Arizona
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Really enjoyed this stop and others must also. Had a short wait to get our table to eat outside but it was worth it. Enjoy the coffee drinks and pastries as they are fresh and yummy.

1 Thank BJR60
Calgary, Canada
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92 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2015

The biggest problem with the candy stores in Banff is that they're all over-priced. The chocolate & candy are very good, so no complaints with the product. Specific to Welch's is that they don't take debit cards and you can only use a credit card for transactions over $10. There's an ATM machine in the store so you can get... More 

Thank Steve R
Snow Bound Canuck
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119 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2015

I've lost count of how many times I've been to Welch's - over 30 years for sure! Just about everything you could imagine in a candy store - lots of imported candies, exotics, and even ice cream (if I remember correctly). Got a sweet tooth? Go here.

1 Thank markeleven
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2015

I don't know what happened, but selection used to be better in this candy shop. This was always a can't miss stop and now it seems to be missing something. The store in Canmore is much better, but if you can't get there, this store will definitely have something to satisfy.

1 Thank Emelyn D
Waterloo, Ontario
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 February 2015

What a candy store this place is! They have everything! From retro candy to the hardest to find. Sponge toffee, salt water taffee and a whole lot more. There's usually a line up to get into the store that's how popular it is. A must go to place to take home candies for the kids!

1 Thank gwyld

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  • Address: 126 Banff Ave, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Canadian Rockies  >  Banff National Park  >  Banff

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?