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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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Nova Scotia, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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132 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 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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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 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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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 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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110 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 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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35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 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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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 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
Calgary, Canada
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64 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

I have been coming here since I was little. It is a staple for us when visiting Banff. There is a lot of candy and chocolate to choose from and the staff are usually very friendly. It is a little over priced in my opinion, but not too overpriced that I still wouldn't go there... Haha. Another downside is that... More 

2 Thank Luckycharmchick
London, United Kingdom
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71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Amazing selection of delicious chocolate including various takes on the Turtle! Prices are reasonable and service with a smile.

Thank StheBRIT
Calgary, Canada
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

My family and I have often gone to Banff, and Welch's Chocolate Shop is always part of the trip. In addition to their wide selection of homemade candy (including chocolate and various 'brittles'), they have many varieties of international candy. It's small, and usually very busy: slowly up one aisle and down the other, which gives lots of time to... More 

Thank Laurel R

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    4 of 5 stars
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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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