Historic Sites of Manitoba: Giant Wheel Monument (Fisher Branch, RM of Fisher)

Unveiled at Fisher Branch, in the Rural Municipality of Fisher, in July 2015, this massive wagon wheel—7.6 meters high and weighing 2,800 kilograms—is situated in a public park at the intersection of Highways 233 and 17. Its metal is intended to rust naturally to a rustic colour resembling that of wagon wheels. It symbolizes the historical role of Fisher Branch as the “Hub of the Interlake” during the early 1900s and it is a visual representation of the town’s catchphrase of “A community reinventing the wheel.”

Giant Wheel monument at Fisher Branch

Giant Wheel monument at Fisher Branch (December 2015)
Source: George Penner

Giant Wheel monument at Fisher Branch

Giant Wheel monument at Fisher Branch (June 2019)
Source: Rose Kuzina

Site Coordinates (lat/long): N51.08280, W97.60440
denoted by symbol on the map above


We thank George Penner for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by Rose Kuzina.

Page revised: 24 April 2022

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