Across our big country, there’s a lot of big highlights to see — and we mean truly BIG! Communities celebrate their individuality with big sculptures and monuments that commemorate the history, heritage and livelihood of the people who call it home.
So what’s big in your town? We want to know! Snap a pic of it, post it on Instagram, tag the location, and tag @HalloweenAlley as well as using #HalloweenAlley. You’ll be entered to win a $100 Halloween Alley gift card. Please note only Instagram posts will be accepted. Good luck!
For some inspiration, here’s five BIG things we love from communities across Canada.
The Big Fiddle, Sydney, Nova Scotia
Overlooking the water in Sydney, Nova Scotia is the world’s biggest fiddle. Standing 60 feet tall, it’s been a popular tourist attraction since it was built in 2005. It stands as a tribute to folk music and Celtic roots in the eastern province.
Jumbo the Elephant, St. Thomas, Ontario
“The King of the Elephants” has a monument in his honour at St. Thomas, Ontario. Jumbo the Elephant was tragically killed in a locomotive accident while on a circus tour in the town in 1885. To commemorate the famous elephant, a 38 ton statue was created in his likeness by the City of St. Thomas and dedicated to Jumbo on the 100th anniversary of his death in September 1985.
Mac the Moose, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
This is a very fitting statue for Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Mac the Moose has been welcoming visitors to the community since 1984. He stands 33 feet tall. He’s appropriately located at the entrance to the city’s tourism centre, easily guiding the way for tourists. While Mac proudly bore the title of the biggest moose in the world for more than 30 years, it was recently announced a moose statue in Norway has overtaken the title. It’s taller than Moose Jaw’s sculpture by a mere 30 centimetres.
World’s Largest Pyrogy, Glendon, Alberta
This massive dumpling is a tribute to Glendon, Alberta’s strong Ukrainian heritage. Built in 1991, the world’s largest pyrogy is located in Pyrogy Park on Pyrogy Drive (note the unique spelling of “perogy”) in the northern Alberta town. At 6,000 lbs., the huge pyrogy on a giant fork stands 27 feet tall and is comprised of fibreglass and metal.
Giant Gold Pan, Quesnel, B.C.
To commemorate the gold rush in the area, the world’s largest gold pan stands in Quesnel, B.C. — along with the largest fake gold nugget, shovel, and pick. Built in 1987, the big steel pan is 20 feet in diameter and weighs about 3,000 lbs. It greets visitors and proclaims the central B.C. community as “Gold Pan City.”
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