Roadside Attraction - The World's Largest Curling Rock in Arborg, Manitoba
Arborg, Manitoba loves Curling!
Curling is a Canadian sport (and a fun one at that) so what better way for the citizens of Arborg, Manitoba to celebrate the sport than by the commemorating the world's largest curling rock?
Photo: Courtesy of V. Sabeski (Town of Arborg)
The world's largest curling rock was erected in 2005 and measures 4.2 meters across and 2.1 meters tall, eclipsing the similar roadside attraction in Thunder Bay.
The rock is a tribute to the two local high school teams who on won the provincial championships in 1948/49, 1949/50 and in 1988.
The town was settled in 1900 by Icelandic & Polish-Ukrainian pioneers. The town is 113 kilometers north of Winnipeg, located in the Interlake Region (between the mighty Lake Winnipeg and Lake Manitoba).
Things to Do near Arbourg, MB
- Visit the nearby Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park.
- Walk or bike the Icelandic River Walking Trail
- Visit the Arborg & District Multicultural Heritage Village with historic homes, a church and other buildings. A campground is also available here.
- Go read a book in the Public Library, housed in the old CPR station on Main Street.
- Go curling. It's a big sport here!
The following map shows the driving directions to giant curling rock.
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Arborg, Manitoba is 113 kilometers (2 hours) north of Winnipeg, Manitoba. If you're in the mood to see a truly Canadian monument, this giant curling rock is one of the best roadside attractions in Manitoba.
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