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The Goose of Wawa by George Cousins

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Small (10.7" x 8.0")

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It’s hard to miss this fellow as you travel along the Trans Canada Highway in Northern Ontario, Canada.The community of Wawa is in the township of Michipicoten. As you turn off the highway into town, you’re greeted by this 28 foot (9 m) steel statue of the Wawa Goose. There’s goose statues all over town, and I had to find out why. Turns out that the name Wawa comes from the Ojibwe word wewe, which means wild goose, so the symbolism is fitting. The area is great for a vacation, surrounded by forests, lakes, rivers and everything that would delight any nature lover.It’s just north of Lake Superior Provincial Park, where you can start to see the wonders of this inland sea.
Sony DSCF828 camera.

Featured in “Town Giants”


  • TingyWende
    TingyWendeabout 6 years ago

    Hello! There are two other groups: Statues and Such and Town Giants…this is perfect for both.

  • Thanks very much. I’ve put it into Town Giants but didn’t know about Statues and Such, I’ll join up.

    – George Cousins

  • TingyWende
    TingyWendeabout 6 years ago

    Oh yay! I was poking through your pictures and you have a few great ones. I want to see that egg one day and have my sites set on the giant perogy too! haha

  • LOL. Hope you do, they’re fun to see in person.

    – George Cousins

  • MaeBelle
    MaeBelleabout 6 years ago

    So nice, there is one like this in Sask, too. but I couldn’t get a shot of it going 60 miles an hour!! beautiful statue,God Bless,Mae

  • MaeBelle
    MaeBelleabout 6 years ago

    whoops nearly forgot, Congrats on the feature!!:O)))

  • Thanks MaeBelle, there’s a number of them in Wawa but I think this one is the most prominent, Thanks for the Congrats on the Feature.

    – George Cousins

  • Karen K Smith
    Karen K Smithalmost 6 years ago

    Great shot of the WaWa Goose. Just love it!

  • Thanks Karen. When I first saw it I just burst out laughing, it was just so BIG!! But it’s a great entry point to the town, they did a good job on it.

    – George Cousins

  • Vickie Emms
    Vickie Emmsalmost 6 years ago

  • Many thanks Vickie, much appreciated!

    – George Cousins

  • AuntieJ
    AuntieJabout 3 years ago

    Please consider becoming a member of the Great Lakes of North America group We could a Wawa Goose!

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