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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Sunny the Giant Banana Monument (Front Street, Melita)

A monument at Melita, erected in 2010, commemorates the fact that, on average, the town is a couple degrees warmer than the surrounding areas. Local media started referring to it as the “Banana Belt” of Manitoba. The statue of Sunny the Banana stands 30 feet tall and weighs 6,200 pounds. A bluejay named Breezy, perched on Sunny’s right arm, recognizes the region as an Important Bird Area and as the Grasslands Birding Capital of Manitoba.

Sunny the Giant Banana monument

Sunny the Giant Banana monument (July 2018)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N49.27098, W100.98649
denoted by symbol on the map above


Manitoba Grasslands Birding Trail, Manitoba Conservation.

We thank Rose Kuzina for providing additional information used here.

This page was prepared by George Penner and Jean McManus.

Page revised: 10 October 2021

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