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Your Guide To Some Of The Best & Sweetest Candy Shops Around Alberta

HOT SUMMER GUIDE: Have a sweet tooth? We’ve got you covered. Tucked away in charming Albertan towns and bustling cities are some of the best candy shops you’ll ever visit.

From nostalgic treats to exotic candies, these shops offer a tasty escape. Follow along as we hit up some of the best candy stores in our province.

We think you deserve a sweet treat if you’ve got a sweet tooth. Alberta is home to some of the most delightful and character-filled candy shops imaginable. Whether you’re a fan of vintage candies, gourmet chocolates, or quirky treats, these candy hotspots offer something for everyone. Let’s take a sugary tour across Alberta and explore some of the best candy shops that promise a fun and delicious experience for anyone.

The Candy Store, Nanton

Located in the little town of Nanton, The Candy Store is a must-visit for anyone with a love for nostalgia. This charming shop has an impressive selection of retro candies that will transport you back to childhood. From colourful rock candies to old-fashioned taffy and 32 flavours of ice cream, every corner of this store is packed with sugary treasures. The friendly staff, whimsical decor, and vintage candy advertisements make The Candy Store the ideal stop on any road trip.

Crowsnest Candy Company, Crowsnest Pass

Heading south to the scenic Crosnest Pass, the Crowsnest Candy Company awaits with an open door and overflowing candy bins. This family-owned gem specializes in unique and hard-to-find candies, making it a confectionary of delight for candy lovers. The store's cozy atmosphere and mountain views add to the charm, making it a perfect spot to take a break and enjoy some sweet treats. Don’t forget to try their homemade fudge, which comes in a variety of flavours that will leave you craving more.

St. Albert Candy Boutique, St. Albert

In the heart of St. Albert lies the St. Albert Candy Boutique, a stylish and sophisticated spot for candy enthusiasts. This boutique offers a curated selection of gourmet candies and chocolates from around the world and has been family-owned for over 25 years. Whether you’re looking for artisanal truffles, imported licorice, or elegant candy gift boxes, this shop has it all. The chic interior and friendly staff create a luxurious candy-hunting experience perfect for special occasions or treat-yourself days.

Carol’s Quality Sweets, Edmonton

Carol’s Quality Sweets in Edmonton is a beloved establishment known for its extensive variety and exceptional quality. From hand-dipped chocolates to gummy candies and everything in between, Carol’s has something to satisfy every sweet craving. The shop’s warm and inviting atmosphere, complete with the scent of freshly made chocolates, makes it hard to leave empty-handed. Be sure to check out their seasonal specialties and custom gift baskets, perfect for any candy lover in your life.

Gummi Boutique, Calgary

For a whimsical candy adventure, head to Gummi Boutique in Calgary. Located in the inviting community of Kensington, this playful shop is a paradise for gummy candy fans, offering an incredible array of shapes, sizes, and flavours. The options are endless and so much fun, from gummy dinosaurs to sour worms. The vibrant and colourful design of the shop, along with friendly staff who are always ready to recommend their favourite items, makes Gummi Boutique a joyful experience for kids and adults alike.

Lac La Biche Munchies, Lac La Biche

In the picturesque town of Lac La Biche, you will find Lac La Biche Munchies stands out as a local favourite. This cozy candy store offers a mix of classic candies and modern treats, ensuring there’s something for everyone. The store’s friendly vibe and small-town charm make it a perfect stop for families exploring the area. Be sure to try their hand-rolled ice cream, which pairs perfectly with their sweet selection and adds an extra layer of indulgence to your visit.

The Banff Sweet Shoppe, Banff

Our sweet tour concludes in the world-famous town of Banff, home to the Banff Sweet Shoppe. This vibrant shop is a favourite among tourists and locals alike for its vast selection of candies and lively atmosphere. Located on Banff Avenue, the store is always bustling, with visitors eager to indulge in their favourite treats. From classic Canadian sweets to international delights, The Banff Sweet Shoppe prides itself on high-quality products and friendly customer service and is always ready to lend a helping hand in finding their treasured candies. The beautiful mountain town and its incredible mountain backdrop add to the magic, making it a sweet destination on your Banff itinerary.

Whether you’re a lifelong candy lover or just looking for a fun and tasty adventure, Alberta’s top candy shops offer a sweet escape that’s hard to resist. Each shop has its special charm and selection, ensuring you’ll find something to satisfy your cravings no matter where you are in the province. So next time you’re in the mood for exploring something sweet, hit the road and check out some of Alberta’s best candy stores - where every visit is a sugary adventure waiting to happen.

Britanny Burr is a freelance writer and a contributor to Great West Media. This story was written for the Great West Media & Southern Alberta Newspapers Hot Summer Guide advertising feature. The Hot Summer Guide is a special feature about summer activities, bucket list adventures, staycation options, road trips, attractions, events, and road trip-worthy food & beverage destinations across Alberta. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial staff.

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