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Tim Hortons Tests First Pop-Up 'Boat-Thru' on Ontario Lake

Tim Hortons boat thru

Early morning boaters can now grab a cup of java without having to hit the mainland

A popular lake in Ontario's cottage country is getting the first-ever Tim Hortons 'boat thru.'

Lake Scugog, part of the broader Kawartha Lakes chain in central Ontario, is fast becoming a major hub for cottagers and boaters alike. Much like nearby Muskoka, its similarly picturesque granite shores make for excellent boating.

All that hubbub has attracted Canada's biggest coffee chain, as Tim Hortons is testing the waters with a pop-up 'boat thru' this weekend near Port Perry.

The pop-up location will serve free cold beverages including the Caramel Toffee Cold Brew, Vanilla Iced Latte, and Blackberry Yuzu and Orange Ginger Sparkling Quenchers.

The only requirement is that visitors need to pull up in some sort of watercraft, whether it be a powerboat, canoe, kayak, or paddleboard. It should be noted, however, that there is a maximum of six drinks per boat.

The summertime Tims Run is an iconic Canadian tradition that’s a must-do when you’re gathering with family and friends."

"Our summers fly by so quickly and Canadians savour every moment of their long weekends – so we thought why not open our first-ever Tims Boat-Thru so our guests on Lake Scugog don’t miss a minute on the water,” said Hope Bagozzi, Tim Hortons’ chief marketing officer, in a company statement.

The 'boat thru' will coincide with the 93rd annual Lake Scugog Regatta which runs throughout the weekend. Attendees to the regatta, or those boating on the lake, can also take part in the regatta's lineup of fun activities, including a watermelon eating contest on Saturday, a fishing tournament on Sunday, swimming and kayak races, and the feature Lake Scugog Championship Sailboat Race.

The pop-up boat-thru will be open on August 5th and 6th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Beacon Marina, located at 3 Marina Dr. in Caesarea, just minutes from Port Perry.

After this weekend, it'll be gone forever. Unless we boaters can convince them that having a 'boat thru' is a worthwhile venture they should keep year round (hint -- it totally is).

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