How many Tim Hortons are there in Canada?

This many. (Zoom in to be extra blown away) To those who are unaware of Timmy’s firm grasp over Canadians, a quick glance at this map should show you how many millions of Canadians are hooked on their coffee. Tim Hortons can be your home away from home while traveling in Canada. They serve primarily Coffee, Donuts, Soup, and Sandwiches, and many of them are open 24 hours of the day. I’ve come across several with free Wi-Fi as well, so for all you flashpackers out there sportin’ a laptop, you can get your caffeine and Facebook fix together.

Tim Hortons was founded in 1964 in Hamilton, Ontario by the famous Canadian hockey player Tim Horton and part-time drummer Jim Charade. In 1967 Tim Hortons partnered with investor Ron Joyce, who took over operations after Tim Horton tragically died when he flipped his sports car driving to Buffalo from Toronto in 1974. The chain later franchised into the multi-million dollar company we see today.


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  • http://www.candicedoestheworld.com Candice

    Man, I’ve even heard rumours that the coffee is laced with nicotine to keep people hooked. For real. Loves me some Tims!

    Also, my friend in Afghanistan has informed me there’s a Tim Horton’s on base. Seriously. Just a bunch of military dudes carrying weapons and ordering coffee in a desert.
    .-= Candice´s last blog ..10 Reasons Why My Resort Vacation Rocked My Pants Off =-.

    • http://ibackpackcanada.com Corbin

      @Candice – I wouldn’t put it past them. Nicotine rocks. If I found out that was completely true tomorrow, I guarantee I would still be in there once a day. Tim’s can do no wrong in my books. lol. Also that’s way cool about a Timmy’s being in Afghanistan. I’d love to see some pure army guys put their AK’s down on those weird off-brown coloured tables as they reach to grab their wallet and order their double doubles. So awesome.

  • http://ibackpackcanada.com Corbin

    Good lord…I must still be recovering from New Years or something. What’s with my crap grammar? It’s never been that good but wow, just did a nosedive.

  • http://travelerahoy.wordpress.com Alouise

    I live in a small city of about 20000 people. Within just our city limits is 3 Tim Hortons. I went to Maine last year and drove past a Timmy’s. It made me feel patriotic.
    .-= Alouise´s last blog ..Toronto – it’s not as bad as people say. =-.

    • http://ibackpackcanada.com Corbin

      @Alouise – I know exactly what you mean. After being out of the country for a year, when I saw the brown hues and reds of Tim Hortons in the Airport I knew I was home.

  • http://www.elsiehui.com Elsie

    Tim Hortons is awesome! The more the better! :) Pit and Refuel stops for the body!! It’s the caffine everyone’s addicted to, not anything else! :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001970348737 Maara Strife

    The small city where I go to school has barely more than 12000 people in it and yet we have 3 Tim Horton`s. XD 

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