Skip to main content

COVID-19 Advisory: Our tourism businesses look forward to safely welcoming New Brunswickers, with precautions in place to keep guests protected. Please stay up-to-date on current Public Health alerts, stick within your Steady 15 and bring your personal mask with you. 

World's Largest Axe

Take seven tonnes of stainless steel and sink them into a concrete stump that is 10 m (33 ft.) in diameter. What have you got? The World's Largest Axe! Rising 15 m (49 ft.) above the glorious Saint John River, this landmark is a mighty symbol. It tells the world that forestry is "number one" in this small community, named Forestry Capital of Canada in 1991. In fact, the axe was commissioned as a reminder of that special year. It was designed and built by a company from Woodstock, New Brunswick. Once built, it was quite a feat to move the statue down to Nackawic. At 7 m (23 ft.) wide, it certainly took up a lot of room on the highway. In fact, it had to be moved early on a Sunday morning so it wouldn't disrupt the traffic flow. The huge "stump" doubles as a stage for outdoor gatherings in the community. In the head of the axe there is a time capsule embedded for future generations. Paul Bunyan himself might have trouble swinging this axe!

Back to Top