Squamish, British Columbia, Canada: The Squamish Axe Man"Sam" was built in 2004 as a deliberately stern-faced film prop Bunyan. He was given a makeover and facelift in 2014; now he wears a logger's hard hat and has a friendly smile.
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No longer at the Centre. We tried to find the Paul B statue in Squamish right off Highway 99, like in the directions, but the Centre was there, just not Paul B. They said it had moved to either down the street at the sports complex (on the same street as the Centre, just further down past Robin Finch Rd) or down Highway 99 towards Vancouver at the Casino/Bingo place. We went to both and couldn't find it. I asked multiple people and they all knew of it and knew it had moved, but did not know the new location.[Robin S, 03/05/2013]
The Bunyan statue was removed in 2013, and there were fears that he'd be banished for good, since Squamish didn't like his rustic, stern-faced vibe. He was given a makeover in 2014 to make him look more friendly, and moved to a new spot at the southern entrance to town.
This statue stands just off Provincial Hwy 99 North (the Sea to Sky Highway) in Squamish, B.C., midway between Vancouver and Whistler. While he's not specifically designated as Paul Bunyan, how many other giant loggers are there? He welcomes visitors to the Squamish Adventure Centre (Canadian spelling) and currently is promoting the Squamish Days Festival featuring Logger Sports.[Craig Wilson, 08/01/2007]