Welcome to the Town of Marathon
A great place to build a new life, career or business
The Town of Marathon is a vibrant community that offers a unique quality of life like no other. Located on Peninsula Harbour of Lake Superior, Marathon is a hub of activity situated between Thunder Bay and Sault Ste. Marie. Surrounded by boreal forests, Marathon is home to a population of 4,000. Our residents enjoy a full range of medical, educational and leisure services, providing a superior quality of life.
Marathon has a vibrant industry and business community, supported by the Hemlo Gold Mines and by small, medium and large-sized businesses. The Town of Marathon has quick and easy access to several city centres due to its strategic location on the Trans-Canada Highway, linking Canada from east to west. United States border crossings at Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario (east) and Pigeon River, Ontario (west) are also only a short drive away.
There is always something to do in this active community and it is truly a paradise for fishermen and hunters. Marathon is a full-service, completely modern town that is poised for growth and economic prosperity in the future. We are a community that is forward looking and forward moving - a great place to build a new life, career or business!