Mount Terry Fox is dedicated to the memory of Terry Fox of Port Coquitlam, B.C. Terry Fox lost a leg to bone cancer, but ran across Canada to raise funds for cancer research. He completed 5,375 km 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 park was officially dedicated September 22, 1981 by the family of Terry Fox and the people of British Columbia.
Mount Terry Fox Provincial Park is a day-use only park with limited facilities. There is no road access. A Highway 16 viewpoint 7 km west of Mt. Robson west gate provides a view of the mountain.