Schomberg, Ontario, Canada: World's Largest Inukshuk

A 33-foot-tall humanoid is pieced together out of a 11 big slabs of rough-hewn granite.

Address:
Hwy 27, Schomberg, ON, Canada
Directions:
South of town on Hwy 27. You'll see the entrance to Allstone Quarry Products on the northbound side of the highway. Turn in, and you'll see the Inukshuk on the right. It's not really visible from the road, as it's behind a line of trees.
Admission:
Free
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World's Largest Inukshuk.

World's Largest Inukshuk

Found across Canada and chosen as the symbol for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games, the Inukshuk is a collection of stones assembled to resemble a human shape (in Inuit "Inukshuk" means something that acts for or performs the function of a person). The world's largest Inukshuk (11 metres tall and weighing 82,000 kilos) is found south of Schomberg, which is north of Toronto, on the property of Allstone Quarry Products. The sculpture was constructed from 11 granite slabs trucked in from the Grenville Mountains in the Canadian Shield, boasting some of the oldest rock formations in the world (1.3 billion years old).

This landmark won't be going away any time soon, as it's considered bad luck to disassemble an Inukshuk.

[Susanna Campbell, 07/22/2016]

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