Mount Terry Fox

British Columbia. Mount
Selwyn Range, N of Valemount
52.9328 N 119.2356 W — Map 083D14 — GoogleGeoHack
Name officially adopted in 1981
Official in BCCanada

Terrence Stanley Fox [1958-81], a native of Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, 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 B.C. within sight of a public highway. The dedication ceremony in September 1981 was attended by B.C. premier Bill Bennett.


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