Elk Point, Alberta, Canada: Giant Wooden Statue of Peter Fidler

An unusual 2-D statue, carved with a chainsaw from wood beams, stands 32 feet tall in front of an equally-oversized stockade fence. Peter Fidler was a surveyor who mapped much of western Canada.

Address:
Hwy 41, Elk Point, AB, Canada
Directions:
Just north of town on the west side of Hwy 41.
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Giant Wooden Statue of Peter Fidler.

Giant Wooden Statue of Peter Fidler

This unusual 2-D statue, carved with a chainsaw from wood beams, stands 34 feet tall in front of an equally-oversized stockade fence. Peter Fidler was a frontier fur trader and Hudson Bay surveyor. It's unclear why he merits a Bunyan-sized tribute, but the locals are obviously proud of him.

[RoadsideAmerica.com Team, 02/21/2009]

July 2018: Photo added. Tipster Theresa wrote to say that Fidler deserved his big tribute: "He explored most of Canada." Fidler had a lot to map after fellow surveyor David Thompson broke a leg.


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