Gold Star Town of Swan Hills, Alberta

Bear and Swan with Nest

Swan and Bear - George BabakBear/Swan/Nest - Postcard
Designer: Kevin Oracheski (Edmonton, AB)

When Built: 1993

Dimensions:
Swan weight: 700 Pounds (317 Kilograms)
Nest and Eggs weight: 350 Pounds (159 Kilograms)
Grizzley Bear weight: 1,100 pounds (498 Kilograms)

Construction Materials:
Steel

Location:
At the Swan Hills Tourist Booth, South Side of Highway 33 (entrance to the town).

Reason for Building:

Tourist Attraction

Additional Information:

It is a realistic large sculpture of swan on nest confronted by a grizzly bear. The nest has five eggs.

It took approximately 503 hours to construct and is made up of nearly 20,000 pieces of steel (Swan - 2,000 pieces and Bear - 15,000 pieces). The project cost was $35,000.

Information Source: Town of Swan Hills

Pictures Sources: George Babak and Postcard from the Town of Swan Hills

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Created By DMY on September 29, 1998
Last Updated: October 1, 2001