Downtown Salmon Arm

Hot Chocolate Trail 

2nd Annual Hot Chocolate Tasting Trail  February 10 -28, 2024

Who will be the reigning 2024 Downtown Salmon Arm Hot Chocolate Champion???


Best Tasting Overall:
1st: Barley Station Brew Pub
2nd: Pink Cherry Cafe
3rd: Ecotreats Cafe 

Most Creative:
1st: Barley Station Brew Pub
2nd: Pink Cherry Cafe
3rd: Ecotreats Cafe 

Best Spirited:
1st: Barley Station Brew Pub

Grand Prize Winner: Erin
Erin’s Favourite Hot Chocolate was Still Food Bistro’s Salted Butterscotch. 


Join us for a scrumptious adventure on the Hot Chocolate Trail in Downtown Salmon Arm! Indulge in the rich flavors of various hot chocolate concoctions served by local cafes throughout the downtown core. This in-person event promises a delightful experience for all chocolate enthusiasts.

Discover the charm of Downtown Salmon Arm as you stroll through the picturesque streets, sipping on warm and velvety hot chocolate. Each participating business will offer their unique twist on this beloved winter beverage, ensuring a diverse range of flavours to tantalize your taste buds. Once you have tried them all, vote for your favourite and help us choose our 2024 Champion!


1. Head to one of the participating establishments and purchase their Hot Chocolate special! 

2.  Try them all from February 10 – 28, 2024

3.  Scan the QR code at each establishment and cast your vote for Best Overall, Most Creative, and Best Spirited Hot Chocolate in Downtown Salmon Arm. When you cast your vote you will be entered to win our Grand Prize (details TBA)

4. On February 29, 2024 we will announce the winning Hot Chocolates and the winner of the Grand Prize! 

Whether you prefer classic hot chocolate, or you’re adventurous enough to try inventive flavors, the Hot Chocolate Tasting Trail has something for everyone. Take your time, savor each sip, and enjoy the experience!

Don’t miss out on this delightful event! Grab your friends and family, and make your way to Downtown Salmon Arm for a day filled with chocolatey goodness. We can’t wait to see you there!

Participating Locations:

  • Anvil Coffee Collective – 310A Ross St. NE. Monday – Saturday, 7:30am – 4 pm
  • Barley Station Brew Pub – 20 Shuswap Street S.E. – Sunday – Thursday ,11am – 10pm Friday – Saturday 11am – 11pm 
  • Ecotreats Café – 190 Trans Canada Hwy SE. Monday – Saturday, 8 am – 3 pm
  • Pink Cherry – 111 Hudson Ave. NE. Monday – Saturday 8:30 – 5 pm, Sunday 10 am – 4 pm
  • Sanctuary Games –  290 Alexander St NE, Monday – Saturday, 10am – 9pm Sunday 11am – 6pm 
  • Shuswap Pie Co. – 331 Alexander St. NE. Tuesday – Saturday 8 – 3:30p
  • Stillfood Bistro and Cappuccino Bar – 371 Alexander St. NE. Wednesday – Monday 9 am – 6 pm ( closes at 3 pm on Sunday and 7 pm on Friday and Saturday)
Downtown Salmon Arm respectfully acknowledges it operates on the unceded and traditional territory of the Secwepemc Peoples