We don’t often put events on the Local Visitor. But when it involves liquefied chocolate, it’s impossible to resist.

Vancouver’s Hot Chocolate Festival is made up of 25 participants with 59 flavours over 30 days (January 16th to February 14th. If you’re trying to do the math, you have 20 days left). The Festival is branded by CityFood Magazine and raises money for the Downtown Eastside job training of the PHS Community Services Society and East Van Roasters.

In true Vancouver fashion, there’s a walking map on the CityFood website -  it’s organized by neighbourhood and by vendor, with a list of all the flavours available. Some of our favourites are participating, including 49th Parallel Coffee & Lucky’s Doughnuts, Terra Breads, and Butter Baked Goods.