The stone sculpture weights in at 14,700 pounds, a cost of $ 40,000 and represents “Ceannmore”, which is Scottish Gaelic and the origin of the town’s name. It translates as “Big Head” in the sense of a great or wise leader. However it does look just like a sleepy man’s bald head!
In 2007 the Canmore Public Art Trust selected this work of Art designed by Artist Alan Henderson from St. Albert, Alberta. The “Head” was actually constructed in China! He created the model as a likeness of his friend, a real Canadian soldier who served in Afghanistan.
Kiss it, blow its nose, sit on it, talk to him or whisper in its ear, whatever, do bring your camera and check it out. Located on Main Street right next to the Policemen’s Creek bridge.