"The World's Biggest Snowman"
A Journey into Canada
It's winter and there's been a nice snowfall. The shoveling is down and the family wants to make a snowman. So, out we all go and an hour later, there is our own version of Frosty.
This past time we were quite ambitious on Frosty grew to be quite tall.
It got us to thinking about "The World's Biggest Snowman".
What we found was that the World's Biggest Snowman may be found in Canada.
The place is Beardmore, Ontario - up north near Lake Nipigon, 200 kilometres north of Thunder Bay. There is to be found a 35 foot high structure in the shape of a snowman. It was built alongside Highway 11 to promote the town and the local ski hill.
Folks locally had claimed that the area, previously known mostly for its mining and lumber, was the "Snow Capital of the World". So in an effort to draw attention to this distinction and the area's appeal, they built a giant snowman.
This roadside monument is unique for being one of the few that comes with changeable accessories. In the summer, this big guy sports sunglasses & a fishing pole. In the winter, he holds a curling broom & a winter scarf.