Mac the Moose – Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan - Atlas Obscura

Mac the Moose

The world's largest moose statue is located (where else?) in Canada. 


Mac the Moose, standing 32 feet (9.8 m) tall, is reportedly the largest moose on Earth. He was built in 1984 to attract tourists, and functions the same today.

Saskatoon artist Don Foulds created Mac out of a steel frame, metal mesh and four coats of cement. He was moved in 2004 from his original location to the visitor centre on Thatcher Drive, just off of the Trans-Canada Highway.

The official representative of Moose Jaw, poor Mac has been defaced several times, even suffering the indignity of being painted blue. He is currently watching over the highway in his preferred coat of brown, in all his moose glory. 

He was bested for the title of largest moose statue in the world by a new statue on Norway, but regained the distinction with the installation of new antlers in 2019. 

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