16 great Ontario oddball icons
Bookmark and Share
Oct 17, 2014  |  Vote 0    0

16 great Ontario oddball icons

Metroland Media

Vulcan, Alta., has its Starship Enterprise, and St. Paul, Alta., has its UFO Landing Pad, but Ontario is no slouch when it comes to great oddball icons. Check out these amazing monuments during your travels across the province. All of them are worth getting out of the car for a closer look and a photo.

1. The Big Apple, a 35-foot high red building along Highway 401 in Colborne.

big apple

2. The 27-foot toonie coin in Campbellford.


3. A seven-ton limestone carving of Wiarton Willie.

wiarton willie

4. A 45-foot fiberglass Brontosaurus and 12-foot Tyrannosaurus Rex along Highway 6 in Flamborough.


5. The 28-foot-tall Trout in Larder Lake.


6. Multiple giant Thermometers mark White River as "The Coldest Spot in Canada."


7. Muddy the Catfish is a 50-foot-long, 27-foot-high statue in Dunnville.

muddy catfish

8. A Mosquito with a 15-foot wingspan Carrying a Man in Upsala.

9. Guy-Paul Treefall, a 20-foot-tall lumberjack in Iroquois Falls that was once accused of giving motorists the finger.


10. Jumbo the Elephant, a life-sized 12-foot-tall statue of a giant circus elephant that was killed in St. Thomas.

jumbo elephant

11. Chimo the 35-foot Polar Bear in Cochrane.


12. The Giant Nickel in Sudbury, a 30-foot replica of a 1951 Canadian five-cent coin. This year marks the 50th anniversary of this statue.


13. Ms. Claybelt the Cow, an 18-foot statue in Temiskaming Shores that represents the farmlands that benefit from a vast tract of fertile soil in the area.

claybelt cow

14. A 35-foot Snowman in Beardmore.


15. A 17-foot statue of Big Joe Muffraw, forever in song thanks to Stompin' Tom Connors, in Mattawa.


16. "My Favorite Martian"-style UFO, a 20-foot-wide Flying Saucer in Moonbeam.


Bookmark and Share

(8) Comment

By Robert | OCTOBER 18, 2014 01:29 PM
Brampton should have a large statue of Suzie. We could call it "Thieving Mayor".
By Robert | OCTOBER 17, 2014 05:18 PM
How about the giant tomato tourist booth in Leamington?
By RonB | OCTOBER 17, 2014 05:05 PM
I agree with Kram re: the goose at Wawa. Although it is no longer the original one built in 1960, the replacement made of steel in 1963 needs restoration. It may be one of the oldest 'icons' in Ontario and maybe most famous.
By MrKenn | OCTOBER 17, 2014 11:30 AM
Where is the giant dizzy driver who survived our roundabouts ?
By Kram | OCTOBER 17, 2014 11:29 AM
What, no Canada goose from Wawa? The list is incomplete. ;-)
( Page 1 of 2 ) Next >>
Join The Conversation Sign Up Login

In Your Neighbourhood Today