Echo Bay, Ontario, Canada: World's Largest Loonie

The one-dollar Canadian coin (commonly called a "loonie") was designed, as was this giant roadside version, by local artist Robert Ralph Carmichael.

Address:
3159 ON-17B, Echo Bay, ON, Canada
Directions:
North end of town, on the west side of Hwy 17B.
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World's Largest Loonie.

World's Largest Loonie

The world's largest one-dollar Canadian coin (commonly called a "loonie") is on the only road in the tiny town of Echo Bay. It was created by local artist Robert Ralph Carmichael to honor the coin's 25th anniversary. Erected in 2012, the loonie is 15 feet high and made of some sort of metal. It is in the town's roadside park, which also has an environmental center, public bathrooms, and a well-kept boardwalk/interpretive trail. It nicely compliments the world's largest Canadian nickel, which is down the highway in Sudbury.

[LamFam, 11/10/2022]

According to an accompanying plaque, local artist Robert Ralph Carmichael designed the loonie as well -- which is why the monument is in this tiny town.


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