A photo tour through New Westminster, BC - Royal City - 49°12′25″N 122°54′40″W

Sunday, May 30, 2010

World's Largest Tin Soldier


At the New Westminster Quay lives the world's largest tin soldier. Unveiled at the location on 14 February 2001, the tin soldier is also a time capsule to be opened in 2025. The soldier is modeled on the soldiers of the Royal Engineers, who founded New Westminster in the 1850s.

Height: 9.8m
Weight: 5 tons
Material: stainless steel
Constructed by: Austin Metal Fabricators, Burnaby, BC

1 comment:

  1. This is so funky and cool! Your city government has a sense of fun — nice, and so rare nowadays.

    Welcome to the CDP community! I will be looking forward to learning more about New Westminster through your eyes.