The Marathon Visitor Information Centre / Gchi-Waaswaaganing, provides a rest stop for travelers along Highway 17 between White River and Terrace Bay, Ontario. Come in and meet our staff and find out about the history of our two communities–Biigtigong Nishnaabeg and Marathon, ON.
Located at 5 Highway 17 South, is a popular tourist hub serving 10,000 visitors each year. It is fully staffed and operational from mid-May until the end of September.
Our Visitor Centre is beautifully designed to reflect the community and its rich history. Visitors can find information brochures, maps, and guides, not only for Marathon, but for several travel destinations throughout Canada and the US.
Hours of Operation (2017)
Our last day of the 2017 season is October 30.
To find out more about :
- Local history
- Programming at the visitor centre
Please visit the Gchi-Waaswaaganing website: http://gchi-waaswaaganing.com/
More Information about Marathon
Visitor Information Centre (May to September)
For the Gchi-Waaswaaganing (VIC) website please click here
Parks & Recreation Department (October to April)
Information for Out-of-Country Visitors
When entering Canada from the United States, U.S. citizens should be prepared to produce either a passport or other proof of US citizenship such as a birth certificate and photo identification.
If you are a single parent bringing children with you, or are a grandparent or guardian with children in your care, you should carry custody documents or a letter from the non-custodial parent. Travellers without these documents can experience delays at the border. Youth under 18 entering Canada alone should carry a letter from their parents authorizing their trip.
Pistols (other than those with a travel permit and that are used for in competition), automatic weapons and firearms with a barrel less than 66 centimetres (26 inches) in length cannot be transported into the country. Most sporting rifles and shotguns may be brought in duty-free.
Seatbelts are required in Canada. Children under 18 kilograms (40 pounds) must be secured in child seats.
Speed limits and distances are measured in kilometers. Radar detectors are prohibited.
If you bring a pet over three (3) months old into the country, you must bring along a certificate showing that the animal has been vaccinated for rabies within the past three (3) years.