Alberta's best restroom is...in a gas station?!
Yes, you heard that right.
The restroom at the Valleyview Shell Super Station – a massive truck stop in a tiny town about 350 kilometres northwest of Edmonton – has been nominated as one of five finalists for Cintas' Canada's Best Restroom Contest.
According to the contest website, this unsuspecting front-runner was awarded the 2010 top honour by Convenience Store Magazine for its geo-thermal heating and cooling technologies.
And with its solid adler wood stall doors, tiled walls and sparkling Victorian style semi-flush mount chandeliers (yes, seriously) this luxurious washroom blows away any horror movie/poronographic movie-type notions typically associated with gas station bathrooms.
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The Valleyview Shell Super Station joins two B.C. restaurants and two Toronto food establishments in the top five.
David Morris Fine Cars Ltd., in Edmonton, was the last Alberta establishment to be honoured with a nomination in 2011, but was bested by a Toronto eatery.
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