Mount Terry Fox Provincial Park lies adjacent to the western boundary
of Mt. Robson Provincial Park, encompassing Mount Terry Fox
(8,700 feet/2,650 metres)
Mount Terry Fox is dedicated to the memory of Terry Fox of Port
Coquitlam, British Columbia. Terry Fox lost a leg to bone cancer,
but undertook to run across Canada on an artificial limb to raise
funds for cancer research. He completed 3,360 miles (5,375 km) of
his epic journey before illness forced him to end his run. His valiant
effort against incredible odds touched the hearts of all Canadians
and people around the world. Terry died on June 28, 1981. The mountain
that bears his name will serve forever as an enduring and fitting
memorial to a young Canadian's determination, selflessness, and
courage. The park was officially dedicated by the family of Terry
Fox and the people of British Columbia on September 22, 1981.
A challenging 8 miles (13 km) round-trip hike to Mount Terry Fox
(rough and steep in sections) leads to the alpine zone from its
trailhead north of Valemount. A sign marks the trailhead. Staggeringly
impressive views will reward hikers all along the route.
There is no camping permitted in the 1,930-hectare park, as the
park is intended for day-use only. The limited facilities provided
include toilets and picnic tables located throughout the park.
Mount Terry Fox Provincial Park is located 6 miles (10 km) due
north of Valemount, between the Yellowhead Highway 5 and Highway
16 to the British Columbia-Alberta border. There is no road access
into the park. A Highway 16 viewpoint situated 7 km west of the
west gate of Mt. Robson Provincial Park provides a view of the mountain.
Visit the Terry
Fox Foundation to learn more about Terry Fox and the legacy
he left for cancer research in Canada and around the world.