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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Viking Statue (Gimli)

Where else would one expect to find a statue of a Viking other than in Gimli? Its creation was a Gimli Chamber of Commerce centennial project. Designed by Gissur Eliasson of the University of Manitoba, it was constructed by George Barone, the creator of other Manitoba statues, at a cost of $15,000. It was unveiled in 1967 by then-President of Iceland Asgeir Asgeirsson. The finished statue is 4.6 meters or 15 feet tall, constructed entirely of fiberglass.

Viking Statue

Gimli’s Viking statue (2003)
Source: Gordon Goldsborough

Site Location (lat/long): N50.62977, W96.98680
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Historical Walking Tour of Gimli

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Information for this page was collected and prepared by Tim Worth and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 19 February 2012

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