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Interesting sculpture on the outskirts of downtown

Right on the edge of the downtown area is this unusual sculpture of a big head emerging from the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
silverbrook
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London, Canada
Excellent, fun art for everybody

Just a few steps from Drake's Pub is this really great piece of art. We've been to Canmore... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
BenLar137
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right on the edge of the downtown area is this unusual sculpture of a big head emerging from the rocks beside the river. Surprisingly we actually drove by this statue when we first entered the downtown because it is not really that large - only...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank silverbrook
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Canmore can be interpreted as "Big Head" in Gaelic, so what else would you have as a piece of public art but a big head. This photogenic statue features in many tourist pictures, and gets decorated from time to time, whenever there's a special event...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Leslie L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a few steps from Drake's Pub is this really great piece of art. We've been to Canmore numerous times and had never really noticed this amazing work. If you're going to be exploring the amazing Policeman's Creek Trail System nearby, or are walking from...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank BenLar137
Reviewed 14 December 2018

Enjoyed getting our pics with the statue...makes for a great conversation piece and would encourage anyone to sight see it .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank barbara p
Reviewed 21 October 2018

The bald-headed man’s head partially buried in the sand is an interesting walk-by attraction in Canmore. It reminds me of Ghandi.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 105jimk
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a big head in the street. You can hug it, look at it, kiss it, but I wouldn’t recommend sitting on it. But as big heads go it’s probably one of the best I’ve seen.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank christopherh950
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Interesting sculpture on our walk about around Canmore shopping and checking out the pathways the sculpture sits along a bridge and small lake makes for a nice little stop

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tammy M
Reviewed 2 October 2018

An unique piece, just beside the water flow, you get the glimpse of the giant head. Original, odd, surprising. Great place for a picture

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gustavo L
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Every season or special day, Big Head acquires a different piece of headgear. E.g. A toque during the winter; a sham during the highland games, etc.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gerard M
Reviewed 24 September 2018

Stuck on the side of the road behind a hotel near some traffic lights - it deserves a better location.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank steveholc
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Deborah W
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The name Canmore has its origin in Gaelic where it means "Great Head".
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