Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada: Giant Sparrows

Two lifelike birds, 18 feet tall, created by artist Myfanwy MacLeod, who meant it as warning against non-native species. The giant sparrows have expressions suggesting that they view itty-bitty humans as food.
Salt St., Vancouver, BC, Canada
In the former Olympic Village. The two birds stand on either side of a plaza that fills the space between Manitoba and Salt Sts, just north of Walter Hardwick Ave. Three blocks west of Main St. and two blocks north of W. 2nd Ave.
Save to My Sights

Visitor Tips and News About Giant Sparrows

Reports and tips from visitors and Roadside America mobile tipsters. Some tips may not be verified. Submit your own tip.

Giant sparrow.

Giant Sparrows

Two giant 16-foot-tall sparrows by artist Myfanwy MacLeod stand in False Creek Plaza.

[David Kamada, 08/12/2012]

"The Birds" landed in 2010 for the Vancouver Winter Olympics and have stayed ever since. The artist is on record saying that she created them simply because she wanted to make giant birds. They have unsettled some visitors, and some believe that they were secretly meant to be scary.

Nearby Offbeat Places

Very Large AbacusVery Large Abacus, Vancouver, BC, Canada - < 1 mi.
Police Museum: The Milkshake MurdererPolice Museum: The Milkshake Murderer, Vancouver, BC, Canada - < 1 mi.
Vancouver Centennial Rocket ShipVancouver Centennial Rocket Ship, Vancouver, BC, Canada - < 1 mi.
In the region:
Cement Mixer Sculptures, San Juan Island, WA - 50 mi.

Latest Tips Across Roadside America

Catch up on the latest discoveries from the road.

Explore Thousands of Oddball Tourist Attractions!

Unique destinations in the U.S. and Canada are our special obsession. Use our attraction recommendation and maps to plan your next road trip.

November 18, 2017

My Sights

My Sights

Map and Plan Your Own Roadside Adventure

Try My Sights

Roadside America app
Roadside Presidents app

British Columbia Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Devils Tower, Devils Tower, Wyoming (Nov 13-19, 2017)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Sightings. Arrives without warning. Leaves no burn marks. A free newsletter from Subscribe now! Hotel & Motel Finder

Special online rates for hotels & motels.

Book Online Now