My very first strange object I ever took was a picture of was Giant Coke Can in Portage La Prairie, Manitoba in 1998. Since 2001, I have been taking pictures of different objects and statues. I now have over 1,500 pictures from British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan Manitoba and even a few from Ontario, Quebec and USA. The Giant Coffee Pot in Davidson was very first object that I took a picture of in Saskatchewan in June 2001.
Over time I have used several internet sites to help locate the many of the different attractions. These is include http://www.roadsideattractions.ca/ and http://www.bigthings.com/ However, every time I take a trip to find some of them I have problems finding some of the objects. I don't have the exact location of the statues. Yes, the object is in this town or city, but where? I sometimes spend an hour or two trying to find it, but end up not finding it. The next time I go to that town or city I find it in less then 15 min. Some I have yet to find. I also always seem to find other objects I did not know about. That is what make the trips fun!
So, in June 2009 I started to build a web page. By October 2009 I had 50 pictures in a photo gallery. I created this site to include the street locations so other people will able to find the statues or objects. In 2009 I also started taking pictures of the different water towers. I am from Saskatchewan have over 450 pictures from Saskatchewan alone. My site includes water tower pictures from Saskatchewan, Alberta and Manitoba right now. I have only 1 Water Towers from British Colmbia right now. Since, the fall of 2011 I have been adding pictures from Alberta. In 2012 I started adding pictures from Quebec in June and Manitoba in October. In October 2013 my first pictures from British Columbia were added. My goal is to include pictures from all 4 Western provinces in Canada. I know this list will never be completed as new roadside objects are being made all the time. Other objects are being removed due to damage or other reasons. This is part of the fun of trying to find all the roadside objects. It also great way of seeing this great country of Canada!!
I have included only the following 8 items on this web page. However there may be exceptions
eg. Lighthouse in Cochin, Stamp in Humboldt.
1. Statues of Animals, Fish, Birds, Insects, and plants
2. Statues of People real or make-believe
3. Giant Food Items
4. Giant Objects
5. Miniature Buildings
6. Vehicles and Planes on Poles
7. Totems Poles
8. Water Towers
(They may be real or make-believe. Murals, and regular-sized painted fire hydrants, painted power boxes etc. are not included in this web page.)
Starting in December 2013 slides with 2 more pictures of the same objects are included. Here are those Guidlines
A. Any objects/water towers that have changed colour, all colour changes are included in the same slide.
B. Any object that is different on the other side has 2 pictures showing both slides.
C. Any objects that have moved has pictures in both locations on one slide.
D. Any objects that was replaced by a similar object in the same location has a slide including pictures of both objects.
E. A picture of any being removed, taken down or damaged along with a pictures of objects when it was still up.
I also did include a slide with 2 pictures some of the metal objects in Estevan, and Melville, plus rock painting in Middle Lake. There are just too many to include pictures of each.