Giant Beaver Statue

Large landmarks are starting to appear all over Canada, nowhere truer than in Alberta. Beaverlodge celebrated its 75th Anniversary of incorporation on July 21, 2004, and part of our celebration included the unveiling of a Giant Beaver Sculpture on our highway corridor. Our Beaver is a remarkable roadside attraction surrounded by interpretive signage (history, habitat, behavior of the animal, along with Town information).  A must to see in Northwestern Alberta on your way up the Alaska Highway. 

For some history on the Beaver Project read below:

The "Beaver Project" was initiated by a local entrepreneur Alex Lojczyc, who had always dreamed of giving Beaverlodge something to bolster town spirits and encourage tourists to visit our pretty little town.  It all began in February, 2004 when the idea took shape.  From there, grant applications were submitted and donations were solicited.  With the support of all the generous contributions and encouragement of Recreation Director, Randy Boettcher, town office staff and council, the dream became a reality! 

The Beaverlodge Beaver is an engineering marvel.  It took 90 gallons of polyurethane to coat, approx. 13 gallons of paint, and 18 blocks of foam to make the sculpture.  Heavy Industries in Calgary built the beaver in two section, the beaver and the log.  The site was prepared by Dick's Sand and Gravel. 

Measurements:

The beaver weighs: 1,500 lbs

The log weighs 1,500 lbs

Beaver is: 18' long

                 10' wide

                 10' high

Log is:        5' high

                20' long

On July 16th, 2004, the magnificent Beaver Sculpture was hauled in by Domart Energy by truck from Calgary through Edmonton, then up Highway 43 to Beaverlodge, AB.

Northern Lights, ATCO, 1st Choice Electrical Supply, Northern Bottling Ltd., and Prairie Signs completed the project, providing lighting and signage.