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Big Bald head

Interesting sculpture on our walk about around Canmore shopping and checking out the pathways the... read more

Reviewed October 2, 2018
Tammy M
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Calgary, Canada
Interesting but in an odd place

Stuck on the side of the road behind a hotel near some traffic lights - it deserves a better... read more

Reviewed September 24, 2018
steveholc
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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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“main street”(20 reviews)
“public art”(4 reviews)
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Reviewed October 20, 2018

The bald-headed man’s head partially buried in the sand is an interesting walk-by attraction in Canmore. It reminds me of Ghandi.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank 105jimk
Reviewed October 18, 2018 via mobile

Exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a big head in the street. You can hug it, look at it, kiss it, but I wouldn’t recommend sitting on it. But as big heads go it’s probably one of the best I’ve seen.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 2, 2018

Interesting sculpture on our walk about around Canmore shopping and checking out the pathways the sculpture sits along a bridge and small lake makes for a nice little stop

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tammy M
Reviewed October 2, 2018

An unique piece, just beside the water flow, you get the glimpse of the giant head. Original, odd, surprising. Great place for a picture

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Gustavo L
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Every season or special day, Big Head acquires a different piece of headgear. E.g. A toque during the winter; a sham during the highland games, etc.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Gerard M
Reviewed September 24, 2018

Stuck on the side of the road behind a hotel near some traffic lights - it deserves a better location.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank steveholc
Reviewed August 31, 2018

Canmore is named after Ceannmore on the northwest shore of Scotland, which was in turn named after King Malcolm III, who was also called Malcolm Canmore. In Gaelic, Ceannmore means “big head,” and artist Alan Henderson was commissioned to produce a reflection of that. In...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Candise H
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

I always love seeing this 1/2 submerged head, with eyes closed.. like it’s sinking in the ground.. it’s unobtrusive, blends in with the surroundings. Look for it - pretty cool.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank S_Leach
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Props out to the artist, but I found this noggin' misplaced and moderately entertaining at best. It's a unique work of art, but it's located next to a main thoroughfare (8th Street) where it could be a distraction to drivers entering downtown Canmore. If you're...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank BigBrains O
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We love this big head. My kids had fun with seeing and appreciating this huge head. If you go to main street, and policeman creek board walk, he/she is right next to the board walk.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Deborah W
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The name Canmore has its origin in Gaelic where it means "Great Head".
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