Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada: World's Biggest Wind Gauge

In a region of powerful prairie winds, this photo op sculpture claims to be the biggest wind gauge, although it doesn't actually work.
Address:
Scenic Drive South, Lethbridge, AB, Canada
Directions:
Scenic Drive South, the corner of Mayor Magrath Drive South in the Tourist Information parking lot.
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World's Biggest Wind Gauge.

World's Biggest Wind Gauge

Hard to find based on info in app. Actual address for the World's Biggest Wind Gauge is 2805 Scenic Drive.

[Alison, 06/05/2016]

Thanks for the fine tuning!

World's Biggest Wind Gauge.

World's Biggest Wind Gauge

Lethbridge, Alberta is known for having a lot of wind. Located a few miles outside of the town in fact is a very large wind farm. According to the town's website, Lethbridge is also a place which experiences a "Chinook", which is a warm western wind which occurs during the winter.

For their centennial, the Royal Canadian Legion funded the erection of this giant wind gauge. The gauge sadly does not work, as the ball is welded to the ground (probably to hinder tourists from riding on it as if it were a tire swing). Still an impressive little local landmark.

[Todd Knaperek, 09/09/2010]

2016: Photo added.

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