White River, Ontario, Canada: Winnie the Pooh's Hometown

Colorful statue of Winnie the Pooh stuck in a tree recalls the original orphaned female black bear cub, sold on the White River train platform to an army veterinarian (who later moved to "Winnie"-peg) for $20 in 1914. The bear became the regimental mascot. Later lived in the London Zoo, where she inspired author A.A. Milne. Museum features Pooh exhibit.

Address:
555 Elgin St, White River, ON, Canada
Directions:
Statue in the park next to the Tourist Information Centre. Displays at the White River Heritage Museum, 200 Elgin St.
Phone:
807-822-2794
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Winnie the Pooh's Hometown

Winnie the Pooh was born in White River.

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