Canadians love their roadside attractions (I’d venture to guess they love them even more so than Americans). A few years back Canada even released a set of postage stamps commemorating some of their favorites. Amongst those honored was Mr. PG.
This giant wooden man with a big log for a torso and smaller logs as arms and legs wears a yellow construction hat, waves a flag, and stands at 8.138 meters high…don’t even ask me how tall that is, I’m rusty on my metric system. He is a source of pride for his home town of Prince George, British Columbia. He even has almost 5,000 Facebook fans! And if that’s not celebrity status, I don’t know what is!
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The Mr. PG roadside attraction that stands today is actually the second incarnation. The first was built in 1960 to honor the lumbar industry. When that one rotted in 1983, a new one was built in its place. The one that stands today looks identical to the original, but is 13-feet shorter.
I visited this Canadian roadside attraction on a road trip to Hyder, Alaska. Taking a British Columbia road trip and looking for stops? Also look for the World’s Largest Gold Pan, the Large Wheelchair, the Heart of a Champion cowboy statue, the Big Marmot Statue, and Cariboo Sam – the Gold Miner Statue.
Site: Mr. PG
Location: 2800 Upland St, Prince George, BC V2L 4Y1, Canada
Hours: Always Visible
Cost: Free to See