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. Make Terry Fox Monument a centerpiece of your Thunder Bay vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Thunder Bay itinerary builder.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Such a beautiful place to honour such an inspirational young man. Glad to be able to share it with my chîldren  more »
  • August 14, 2017
    Terry Fox was a cancer victim who lost his leg to the disease at the age of 18. In 1980 he embarked on a Marathon of Hope aiming to run from the Pacific to the Atlantic across Canada, some 5,300 miles...  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    The monument is very well done with telling the story of how Terry Fox fought his battle to win cancer and bring awareness to many through his cross-Canada run. The view from the monument gives you a ...  more »

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