Just across the St Croix River from Calais, Maine (pronounced ‘kal-us’), St Stephen has been dubbed Canada’s Chocolate Town (it’s a “sweet experience” etc) thanks to the presence of confectioner (and the town’s major employer) Ganong Chocolates, founded here back in 1873. Today the absorbing Chocolate Museum (March, April, Oct & Nov Mon–Fri 10am–4pm; May & Sept Mon–Fri 10am–4pm, Sat 11am–3pm; June Mon–Sat 10am–4pm, Sun 11am–3pm; July & Aug Mon–Sat 9am–6pm, Sun 11am–3pm; $10; t 506 466 7848, w chocolatemuseum.ca), 73 Milltown blvd, tells the story of chocolate-making in the town, with plenty of free samples. St Stephen has three border crossings with the US, all open 24hr.

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