Stepping into Glenburn Soda Fountain and Confectionery is like taking a step into the past. The counter stools, vintage-inspired uniforms and an original soda fountain all set the stage for a 1940s experience. Aptly so as the shop is named after the Glenburn Dairy which stood nearby on the corner of Hastings Street and Boundary Road from the 1930s to the 1950s.
On offer are items you would find at a shop of that era featuring ice creams, milkshakes, pies, and a variety of penny candy. It’s a taste of BC in every bite with ingredients being sourced from local dairies and farms. If you’re looking for dairy-free, vegan, and gluten-free options, they have those too.
A favourite treat of mine is their banana split which comes with three large scoops of ice cream, banana, and of course, the toppings. Otherwise, I opt for a classic hot fudge sundae or a scoop or two of a unique ice cream flavour depending on what they have on the day of my visit.
The shop is small with limited seating so don’t expect to be able to get a table. They’re closed on Mondays, but otherwise open in the afternoons and evenings to satisfy your sweet tooth.