Mount Terry Fox

Feature type: Mount
Province: British Columbia
Location: Selwyn Range, N of Valemount
Latitude: 52°56’00”
Longitude: 119°14’00”
NTS map: 83D/14
Official name listed at BC Geographical Names


Terry Fox

Terry Fox

Terrence Stanley Fox (1958-81), a native of Port Coquitlam, set out in 1980 on a cross-country run to raise money for cancer research. Fox had lost his right leg to cancer in 1977. At Thunder Bay, after running over 3,300 miles, Fox was forced to stop his “Marathon of Hope,” to which Canadians contributed $22 million. In 1980, Fox became the youngest Companion of the Order of Canada.

When the Province of British Columbia made this mountain a memorial to Terry Fox, at 2651 metres in altitude it was the highest unnamed peak in British Columbia within sight of a public highway. The dedication ceremony, in September 1981, was attended by B.C. premier Bill Bennett.

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