Friday, November 5, 2010

Big Red Canoe


This is the enormous Douglas Coupland canoe from Canoe Landing Park (hence the name). A large hill was created with earth from the surrounding construction and the canoe has been placed at the top of it looking down onto the Gardiner expressway and Lake Ontario. The canoe is visible from all over the surrounding area. The white bench visible beside it is one of a few that were built to represent icebergs and which glow at night. Apparently the hillside has had a network of LED lighting installed that form waves of white light after dark. A field trip to the park after dark is going to be a priority - have to see all these special effects!

6 comments:

LĂșcia said...

Beautiful red canoe, this Park is so cool!!!
I hope you take some shots after dark to show us!
Have a nice weekend!

Sharon said...

It sounds like some very interesting artwork has been installed in your city. What a great attraction.

Randy said...

Looks big enough to fit all of us CDP bloggers!

Steffe said...

Tricky to see how big it really is. I will be waiting for the night photos from this park.

RedPat said...

Lucia, Randy & Steffe - It is really long Maybe 35 or 40 ft long. From the other side you can walk into the centre and it would hold a lot of us CDP people. I am going to try to get there soon at night but there is a lot of construction around it so it is tricky to get at it sometimes.

Leif Hagen said...

I love to canoe on my parents' lake in central Wisconsin! Only they have an ORANGE canoe!
: - )