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National Historic Designations

Photo of GPS and PagodaDo you have a GPS?  There are more than 2,000 nationally historic people, places or events designated across Canada.  In Thunder Bay and area several plaques commemorate some of these important heritage moments.  Using the NAD83 datum coordinates and your GPS, try to find the following national historic plaques while you are visiting and exploring our city and surrounding region! 

Fort William (community)
N 48° 22.832' W 89° 15.643'
UTM: 16U E 332610 N 5361066

Fort William (original fur trading post)
N 48° 23.410' W 89° 13.906'
UTM: 16U E 334784 N 5362073

Terry Fox
N 48° 29.088' W 89° 10.097'
UTM: 16U E 339782 N 5372456

Clarence Decatur Howe
N 48° 26.277' W 89° 12.750'
UTM: 16U E 336364 N 5367343

Kaministikwia Route
N 48° 24.079' W 89° 37.511'
UTM: 16U E 305705 N 5364236

Thunder Bay Tourist Pagoda *not yet plaqued
N 48° 26.060' W 89° 13.070'
UTM: 16U E 335958 N 5366952

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