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

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 and the Sleeping Giant. The statue was erected in memory of Terry Fox, the courageous runner who after losing his leg to cancer embarked on the 'Marathon of Hope', a cross-country run in support cancer research. The site is not far from the spot where Terry was forced to end his run at 5,342 km (3,339mi) after his cancer had returned. Cancer took Terry's life on June 28, 1981.

Amenities include:

  • Wheelchair accessible buildingTerry Fox Monument
  • Visitor information
  • Washrooms
  • Payphone
  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor picnic area
  • RV and trailer turnaround

Located on Highway 11/17, 1 kilometre (.6mi) east of Hodder Avenue.

Open year-round.

Regular Hours:

  • Peak Season (June-Labour Day) - 8 am - 6 pm; daily
  • Off-Season (Sept - June) - 9 am - 5 pm; daily
  • Closed on statutory holidays during the off-season

807-983-2041 - Toll-free 1-800-667-8386

The Pagoda

Thunder Bay's Tourist Pagoda can rightfully claim its place in history as Canada's oldest continuously operating tourist bureau. Dating back to 1909, the Pagoda has and continues to greet visitors for more than a century. Check out the Doors Open 2020 Virtual Tour of The Pagoda

The Pagoda Information Centre

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


  • June - Labour Day
    • 11 am - 4 pm; daily


Pigeon River Ontario Travel Information Centre

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, 9am - 5pm


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