Manitoba’s amazing roadside attractions 2

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Do you enjoy going to places you’ve never been before?

Here are some more places you might want to go:

  1. World’s largest curling rock

    This is a very big statue. It measures 4 by 2 metres. The statue shows that people in Manitoba really like curling. In fact, Manitoba has more places to play curling than Ontario and Quebec together. You can see this statue next to the road at the Arborg-Bifrost Community Centre.

  2. Sunny the Banana and Breezy the Blue Jay

    Sunny the Banana is a statue that is 33-foot tall. There is a happy bird named Breezy on its hand. You can find them in the Town of Melita. Some people also call this place the “Banana Belt” of Manitoba.

  3. Sara the Camel

    This is a statue that is 17-feet tall. The only desert in Manitoba, called the Spirit Sands, is close by. The desert is in a place called Spruce Woods Provincial Park. You can see Sara at a place called Glenboro.

  4. Crocuses Monument

    Arden is known as the Crocus Capital of Manitoba. The Prairie Crocus is the official flower of Manitoba. The best time to see these lovely flowers, both the metal and the real ones, is in April. Arden is in a place called the Municipality of Glenella-Lansdowne.

  5. Second Tallest Fire Hydrant in the World

    Elm Creek has a strange 29.5-foot (8.99 meters) statue of a fire hydrant. People who fight fires made this statue. Elm Creek is in a place called the Rural Municipality of Grey. It is 50 km to the west of Winnipeg and about 35 km to the southeast of Portage la Prairie.

  6. Canada Goose

    Lundar, Manitoba has the biggest Canada Goose in Manitoba. It measures 18 by 20 feet! This statue can even turn. It’s on a stand that lets the bird face the way the wind is blowing. Lundar is in a place called the Rural Municipality of Coldwell. It is a place where Canada Geese can live safely.

But we’re not finished! There are many more of these places around the province. There’s the biggest fish in Dominion City. There’s also Bruce, the world’s biggest Mosasaur statue in Morden. There are many more! These statues are not just fun, they can also help us learn about these places in Manitoba.

The next time you plan for a trip by car, don’t forget these places!
Sources: Roadside attractions for a road trip in Manitoba, To Do Canada; Manitoba Historical Society; Giant statues of Manitoba, We’ve Gone on a Holiday by Accessed August 31, 2023.

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