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Visiting one of Canada’s top roadside attractions

- July 31st, 2012

While visiting Kenora, Ont. last week, I was able to fulfill a dream of mine and see one of Canada’s best known roadside attractions in Husky the Muskie.

A 12 metre tall statue on the Kenora waterfront depicting a muskellunge fish, Husky has been wowing travellers along the Trans-Canada highway since 1967. The statue was built for Canada’s Centennial and is made of steel, fibreglass and styrofoam.

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I was impressed with the size of the statue, though poor Husky is in need of some TLC to remove the large amount of graffiti on his tail fins. It appears travellers have long been scratching their names into Husky’s tail to mark their visit.

Along with other “big” attractions, like Sudbury’s nickel or the Canada goose in Wawa, Husky is an iconic, offbeat attraction in Ontario’s northern region and well worth a visit when travelling the Trans-Canada Highway.

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