Town of Wawa, Ontario


Goose - Town of WawaGoose - Steve Robinson
Designer: Dick Vanderlift

When Built: 1963

Length: 22 Feet (6.7 Metres)
Height: 28 Feet (8.5 Metres)
Wingspan: 20 Feet (6.1 Metres)
Weight: 2 tonnes

Construction Materials:
Rolled Cold Steel from Algoma Steel

Junction of Highways 17 and 101.

If any one has any additional information on the Wawa Geese, please send me an e-mail.

Reason for Building:

This monument was built to replace the plaster over chicken wire frame version which proved to be difficult to maintain because of Wawa's extreme weather conditions.

The first one was erected in 1960 because the last link of the Trans Canada Highway linking Wawa to Sault Ste. Marie and Western Canada by-passed the downtown core of Wawa.

Additional Information:

Wawa is Ojibway for "Wild Goose".

The current goose is the third "Wawa Goose". The second photo features the photographer's daughters Jamie-Lee and Jesse and sons Brandon and Kyle.

Wawa also features two other Giant Geese:

Information Sources: , David Verbiwski, Peter McGuire and page 166 of the Canada Trip by Charles Gordon

Pictures Sources: Steve Robinson and The Township of Michipicoten


Created By DMY on February 26, 1999
Last Updated: November 15, 2002