With Canada Day just around the corner, it’s the perfect time to tour the country and soak in all of its rich history. Canada is home to many of North America's largest statues, and a number of the world's largest ones as well. Whether it’s an enormous moose or an oversized toonie, these giant Canadian statues will remind you why Canada rocks (as if you could forget). So rally your friends together, and check these giant statues off your summer bucket list.
Mac The Moose
Address: 450 Diefenbaker Dr, Moose Jaw, SK
Why you need to go: At 32 feet tall, Mac held the world's largest title for many years, and still remains the largest moose statue in North America. Mac is fenced in and well-lit in the dark so you can visit him any time of day or night. The statue is surrounded by food trucks and an informative visitors center. Free parking and picnic tables are also available.
Address: 51 Grand Road, Old Mill Park, Campbellford, ON
Why you need to go: This giant $2 coin stands 18 feet high and pays homage to the Campbellford artist responsible for the toonies original polar bear artwork. The toonie is just a short walk from a number of downtown restaurants, or bring a picnic and enjoy lunch on the gazebo along the Trent River.
Address: 32 Eagle Birth Rd, Medicine Hat, AB
Why you need to go: Standing at a shocking 215 feet, this giant Alberta teepee is decked out in indigenous artwork. In addition to the original art, there’s a plethora of information and history to take in as well. During an evening visit, you can catch a unique view of the sunset and see the structure fully lit up. This is a common site for fireworks on long weekends as well.
Shediac Giant Lobster
Address: 229 Main St, Shediac, NB
Why you need to go: Known for their delectable lobster, Shediac is the perfect home for the worlds largest Lobster statue. Everyone loves to pose inside of the lobster claws or beside the captain. After you snap a few pictures for the ‘gram and purchase a few lobster souvenirs, you can rent a kayak or standup paddleboard to tour the water.
Grady The Giant Goose
Address: 93 Mission Rd, Wawa, ON
Why you need to go: Canada’s largest goose statue was designed to attract passersby to the Wawa downtown core. It obviously worked, as the statue is now one of the most photographed in North America. While the goose is the main attraction of this peaceful rest stop, there’s also an information center, washrooms, and Tim Hortons nearby.
Worlds Largest Hockey Stick & Puck
Address: 2687 James St, Duncan, BC
Why you need to go: Mounted atop the Duncan Island Savings Centre, this 205-foot hockey stick would make a pretty dangerous slapshot. After taking in the sight you can head indoors where you’ll see an NHL sized ice rink. Free public skating is scheduled sporadically throughout the season.
Giant Beaverlodge Beaver
Address: 506 5th Ave, Beaverlodge, AB
Why you need to go: This adorable 10 foot Beaver is perched on top of a five-foot log and makes the perfect highway rest stop. Surrounded by luscious green grass ideal for a quick picnic. Take a short walk over to the cultural center where you can learn the history of Beaverlodge.