Girl in the Wet Suit.

Girl in a Wet Suit: Canada's Little Mermaid

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Vancouver, British Columbia

As part of a Vancouver urban renewal project, artist Elek Imredy asked the city of Copenhagen, Denmark, if he could make a copy of its famous Little Mermaid statue and place it just off the rocky shore of Stanley Park. Copenhagen said no. Inspired, Elek decided to give Vancouver a unique, updated version of the statue, and created the life-size Girl in a Wet Suit. She was placed atop her boulder in Vancouver Harbor on June 9, 1973.

Although Vancouverites are known for their love of the outdoors, and although people do go scuba diving around Vancouver Island, they probably don't do it in Vancouver Harbor, which is the fourth busiest port in North America. They might get conked by a propeller.

Girl in a Wet Suit: Canada's Little Mermaid

Address:
Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Directions:
Just off of the north shore of Stanley Park, toward the east end of the peninsula, between Avison Way and Vancouver Aquarium St.
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