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Tourism Thunder Bay

Tourism Thunder Bay operates two Information Centres for the convenience of the travelling public: The Terry Fox Tourist Information Centre as you enter Thunder Bay from the east on Highway 11/17, and the Pagoda by the Thunder Bay's waterfront at Red River Road and Water Street.

Terry Fox Monument & Tourist Information Centre

Winner of 'Best Information Centre 2013'
A 9 foot high bronze statue, set on a 45 ton granite base with a foundation of local amethyst, commands a breath-taking view of Lake Superior. The statue was erected in memory of Terry Fox, the courageous one-legged runner who embarked on a cross-country run for cancer research - the Marathon of Hope. The site is not far from the place where he ended his 5,342 km (3,339mi) run stricken with the disease that ended his life on June 28, 1981.

Amenities include wheelchair accessible, washrooms, vending machines, picnic area and payphone. 

Located on Highway 11/17, 1 km (.6mi) east of Hodder Avenue. Open year-round. 


Peak Season (Mid June-Labour Day):
9 am  - 7 pm; daily

Off-Season (Sept - Mid June):
9 am - 5 pm; daily
Closed on statutory holidays

Tel: (807) 983-2041
Toll-free: 1-800-667-8386

Tourist "Pagoda"

Thunder Bay's Tourist "Pagoda" can rightfully claim its place in history as Canada's oldest continuously operating tourist bureau. This Chinese-like structure dates back to 1909. Amongst its modern neighbours and overlooking Thunder Bay's marina, the Pagoda continues to greet visitors for more than a century 

Located at the corner of Water Street and Red River Road.

Beginning of June-Labour Day
10 am - 6 pm, Tuesday - Saturday
Tel: (807) 684-3670



The Ontario Travel Information Centre at Pigeon River is part of a network of 11 Ontario Travel Information Centre's located across the province. Access all your  travel information needs right across Northern Ontario including the Thunder Bay region. Our staff can help you "Discover Ontario".

Visitors will enjoy spacious picnicking grounds, scenic nature trails, a children's playground, vending machines, public washrooms, access to fishing licenses and crown land camping permits, and Ontario Souvenirs.

Located 45km south of Thunder Bay on Hwy 61 at Ontario/Minnesota International border. Open seven days a week from May to October.

Tel: (807) 964-2094