The Canmore Big Head – Downtown Canmore

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8th Street
Canmore, Alberta, Canada
T1W 1P3


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When you wander through the town of Canmore, you will inevitably stumble upon a head-scratching example of public art. Big Head is a sculpture created by the artist Al Henderson and was inspired by Canmore’s name, which was taken from a small Scottish town and means “great head” or “chief” in the Gaelic language. The sculpture has become a local landmark and tourist sight, and occasionally gets dressed up for town festivities.