Purdys Chocolatier is a Canadian chocolatier, confectionery manufacturer, and retail operator. The company is based out of Vancouver, British Columbia on the west coast of Canada. From its 57,000 square-foot factory, Purdys produces a variety of different chocolates and confectioneries that are distributed to all of its retail locations. These products include a variety of specialty chocolates; including truffles, hazelnut Hedgehogs, caramels, creams, moulded filled chocolates, caramels and clusters. Many individual outlets also prepare ice cream bars dipped and covered in toppings of ones choice in full view of customers. Purdys began expanding outside of British Columbia in 1970 with its first outlets outside of British Columbia opening in Alberta. Purdys then began expansion into Ontario in 2004. There are currently a total of over 70 stores in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario.