Barrie, Ontario, Canada: Giant Thunderbird Sculpture

A wiry abstract aerial monster, 70 feet wide and 65 feet tall, with devil horns and knife-like feathers that swing in the wind. Built for Expo '86.

1 Maple Ave., Barrie, ON, Canada
Spirit Catcher Sculpture Heritage Park. Hwy 400 exit 96A (Dunlop St. W.) Drive east on Dunlop St. W./Hwy 90 toward downtown. Turn south (left) onto Maple Ave. The statue is visible in the park when you reach the end of Maple Ave. at Simcoe St.
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Giant Thunderbird Sculpture

Heritage Park along the bayfront in downtown Barrie is home to a giant thunderbird sculpture named Spirit Catcher. Built in 1985 for Expo '86 in Vancouver, it was purchased by a Toronto arts foundation and donated to the city in 1987. Weighing 20 tons, this steel sculpture is 70 feet wide and 65 feet tall, and has 16 quills which swing back and forth in the wind.

[signmanjoe, 12/06/2014]

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