Roadside Attraction: World's Largest Snowman

Beware of the Giant Snowman! - Beardmore, Ontario near Lake Nipigon

World's Largest Snowman
Photo: Courtesy of G. Vezina (Municipal office, Beardmore, Ontario)

Located in northern Ontario, near Lake Nipigon, this roadside attraction in Beardmore, Ontario is home to the world's largest snowman. This 35 foot giant was built alongside Highway 11 to promote the town and the local ski hill. It's one of the few monuments in Canada 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.

Things to Do in Northern Ontario

  • Fishing is a popular sport in the summer (bring lots and lots of bug spray!) with over 60 lakes in the immediate area. Lots of Brook Trout & Northern Pike with 20-lb'ers common.

  • Canoeing, boating & sailing on Lake Nipigon and others. Northern Ontario is lake & river country.

  • Camping in the woods and enjoying cottage country far, far away from the city.

  • Ice climbing on the famous Orient Bay Rock located south of Beardmore. This has been rated as one of the best ice climbing sites in central Canada & US.

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Beardmore, Ontario is 190 kilometers (2.5 hours) northeast of Thunder Bay, Ontario. The Lake Nipigon region is famohus for its fishing and tranquility. The giant snowman is sure to bring a smile to any face as will all of the other 'unique' roadside attractions in Ontario.