When it launched in 2011, The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival was the first city-wide initiative in the world to use hot chocolate beverage as a way to support small, local business.
This January it returns for its 12th year, rechristened as The Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival. Bigger and better than ever, it features our region's best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes and ice cream makers joining forces to make the humble hot chocolate hotter than it has ever been before.
Enter into our Instagram contest for sweet, sweet prizes, consisting of gift certificates valued at $1,125 from our participating chocolate makers and cafes.
Win and you could be enjoying their chocolate-y treats all year long!
Winners will be drawn and announced on Valentine’s Day.
This year some of our vendors are offering limited cafe service in addition to takeout, however in order to be mindful of BC Health Authority regulations, we ask that while you are on their premises you respect all safety protocols they must now operate by, including the wearing of masks. As in 2021, we have removed any festival events that encouraged socializing, but whether partaking solo or in the company of your immediate family or household bubble, going out for a hot chocolate remains a joyous way to support the small business members of your community. Enjoy, but above all stay safe, and help others to do the same.