Terry Fox Monument, Thunder Bay

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Terry Fox Monument commemorates one of Canada's most famous and heartbreaking figures and his quest to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Runner Terry Fox began his run across Canada in April 1980, and ended his journey in Thunder Bay when it became too painful to continue. Head up to the monument and enjoy the sweeping view of the surrounding city and bay. Admire the 2.7 m (9 ft) bronze statue, set upon a massive granite base, and its depiction of Terry Fox in the final steps of his marathon. Terry Fox Monument is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Thunder Bay Edition.
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  • Along the Trans Canada Highway, this is a special stop to see how Canada has commemorated one of its favorite sons, and make his journey and cause a permanent part of Canadian lore.  more »
  • I was there for a summer visit, it was a small but important stop. The view from there was one of the highlight of my visit. Thank You Thunder Bay  more »
  • It is certainly worth stopping at this monument just outside Thunder Bay. An overview of Terry Fox’s contributions are available. The site provides parking, rest area and easy access from the highway.  more »

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The city center doesn't offer much in the way of accommodations, with the relatively industrial surrounds featuring little to interest tourists. Most visitors stay north of the center along the waterfront, where Water Street and Cumberland Street offer the biggest range of motels and inns. Here, you'll have views over the city's marina and port, giving you a sense of the region's maritime culture. Arthur Street West, which sits at the entrance to the airport, offers a range of motels and chain hotels perfect for visitors just passing through the city.
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