June 15, 2020: A Covid-19 Update – Now Open 3 Days a Week
As Alberta opens up, we are happy to open our shop a few more days a week as we move towards a full opening in the future. Customers wishing to visit our Canmore shop (#121, 701 Benchlands Trail, Canmore, Alberta) can now do so on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm. We will be taking extra precautions in the store, which are posted on our door.
For those who wish to have us do contactless local delivery, we offer free delivery to Canmore, Exshaw, Dead Man’s Flats, Lac Des Arcs and Banff for orders over $10. We ask that you use our website order form (under our products tab) or email us directly at ([email protected]). We’re not answering the shop phone as much.
We thank all our customers and community for their amazing support during this time. Stay well, everyone!
– John & Belinda Spear
April 14, 2020: Adjusted Hours for COVID-19
To continue to lessen the impacts of having people visiting our Canmore shop during the COVID-19 outbreak, we are further adjusting our shop hours to only Fridays from 11 am to 3 pm.
For those who wish to have us do contactless local delivery, we offer free delivery to Canmore, Exshaw, Dead Man’s Flats, Lac Des Arc and Banff for orders over $10. We ask that you use our website order form (under our products tab) or email us directly at ([email protected]). We’re not answering the shop phone as much as we are not in the shop consistently.
We thank everyone for their tremendous support as we continue to work through this together. Be well, everyone!
– John & Belinda Spear
March 20, 2020: Adjusted Hours for COVID-19
To minimize the impacts of COVID-19, we have made the decision to adjust our shop hours and limit the number of days we are open. For the near future, our Canmore Benchlands Trail chocolate shop will only be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 11 am to 3 pm. We thank our loyal customers who visited this week and hope these new hours won’t prove too much of an inconvenience.
For those who wish to have us deliver, we are offering a free delivery service for orders over $10. Many of our products are listed here and we will happily take your order by phone (403-679-3351) and by email ([email protected]). We will arrange individual deliveries on Thursdays to Banff and on Fridays & Saturdays within Canmore. If those delivery days don’t work, let’s chat.
We thank everyone for their understanding as we all work through this as a community. Stay healthy and safe, everyone!
– John & Belinda Spear
March 16, 2020: Update on COVID-19
At our shop in Canmore (Alberta) where our chocolates are created, Le Chocolatier has always implemented a very high standard of cleanliness, food safety and sanitization as part of our routine business practices. In addition to these, we will also be taking the following actions to help contain the spread of COVID-19:
- We have increased sanitizing and cleaning in our front retail space, as well as in our chocolate shop where confections are made
- We are cleaning our shop debit machine after each transaction
- We will stop giving out free chocolate samples in our store
- We have suspended all in-store tours, tastings and group chocolate evenings until further notice.
For now, our Canmore store hours will remain unchanged: Tuesdays-Fridays 10 am to 5 pm and Saturdays 10 am to 4 pm. For those locals unable to visit our shop, our products are found in many local retail locations and we will also be offering a new FREE delivery service for orders over $10 to Banff (Alberta) every Thursday and within Canmore (Alberta) on Fridays and Saturdays for most chocolate items listed on this website. To place your order and make arrangements for delivery, we ask that you call our store at 403-679-3351.
We thank you for your understanding and a big thank you to all our customers as we all work through this together.
– Owners John and Belinda Spear
Our chocolate approach is pretty simple:
- we craft fine chocolate creations, each one lovingly made by hand, using only the freshest ingredients and the finest Belgian chocolate
- our chocolates are preservative-free, visually beautiful and have crazy-good flavour profiles
- some see chocolate as a luxury, but we feel it should be part of every-day life (like enjoying your Grandmother’s best tea cup, not saving it only for special occasions)
We create our chocolate confections at our independent chocolate shop in Canmore, Alberta (close to Banff) in the Canadian Rockies. Our 1,800 sq. ft. shop has a fully-stocked chocolate retail storefront plus a glass wall for visitors to watch the magic happen.
Our handcrafted chocolate confections include delicious designer chocolates, hardy chocolate bars, truffles, custom chocolate boxes filled with treats, and other delightful creations and seasonal specialties. Explore the cornucopia of delicious creations on our product page.
Whether you are looking for chocolate for special occasions – like Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, weddings, corporate events, and more – or are a corporate company, hotel or retail store that wants to kick up their style, we have something for you.