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Marathon We invite you to make this your new home


Marathon is a small town with a population of 4000 people. It is a safe, friendly and enjoyable community to be part of and best of all; it offers great homes and neighbourhoods in which to raise a family.

Located on Highway 17, Marathon is close to major city centres. There is currently no regular air service, but landing and fuel services are available.

Distances to nearest cities:

  • Marathon to Thunder Bay- 320 km (200 miles)
  • Marathon to Sault Ste. Marie- 420 km (255 miles)
  • Marathon to Toronto- 1200 km (720 miles)
  • Marathon to Minneapolis, MN- 1200 KM (720 miles)

Marathon has a mix of established and new neighbourhoods that include affordable residential housing and rental units. A majority of the houses are ‘newer’, built within the last 15 to 20 years.Housing prices in Marathon currently range at the low end from $40,000 CAN for a 3 bedroom, detached home with a garage, to $85,000 CAN at the high end for a 3 bedroom home with attached garage and a large yard.

Essential health services are available to residents in Marathon. The town is home to the Wilson Memorial General Hospital that has full emergency services, recent infrastructure upgrades and an experienced medical team. Marathon also has a medical clinic; Marathon Family Practice, three dental offices, a chiropractic clinic, and a branch of the Thunder Bay District Health Unit.

Services offered at Wilson Memorial General Hospital include:
  • Family medicine
  • Maternity and paediatrics
  • Emergency
  • Tele-medicine and consultation
  • Laboratory
  • Radiology
  • Ultrasound

For more information visit the Marathon Family Practice website at

Modern telecommunications infrastructure, retail shopping and varied recreational opportunities are some of the other living assets found here. In addition, a number of support and assistance social services are available along with a full-service Public Library.

Marathon is considered a very safe community and an excellent place to raise a family. This is in large part due to the excellent public safety services that serve the community, which include: Ontario Provincial Police, Superior North Emergency Medical Services, and Marathon Volunteer Firefighters.

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