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Time for Tim Hortons

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The promised thirteen-and-a-half hour bus journey ended up taking under eleven hours - since everyone on board was going to either Banff or Calgary, we simply drove past all the intermediate stops. This meant we were dropped off in Banff at 6am wondering what we were going to do with ourselves. Downtown seemed the logical destination for some breakfast, but we weren't sure if anywhere would be open. A short walk from the station and we were delighted to see the bright lights of a Tim Hortons.


We were both introduced to the delights of Tim Hortons when we were each in Canada before. Tim Horton was a professional hockey player who, in 1964, opened the first of what would become a chain of coffee and doughnut stores, currently with some 3,000 outlets in Canada alone. The coffee is cheap, the doughnuts are sweet, and you can buy packs of ten Timbits, bite-sized doughnut balls. Breakfast here was just what we needed before making the journey up the hill to our hostel, which is approximately a million times nicer than the one in Vancouver.


Posted by shoestring 07:25 Archived in Canada Tagged food bus breakfast canada alberta banff greyhound journey tim hortons

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Timbits eh? Doesn't sound that appetising to me!!

by Popsy

What a beautiful location. Dad and I love Banff. We only saw it in the snow but it looks just as picturesque in the summer. x

by Hazel Eldridge

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