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Caribou - Osoyoos, British Columbia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member BK-Hunters
N 49° 00.365 W 119° 19.691
11U E 329738 N 5430743
Quick Description: Caribou is located on a Hwy. 3. There are 9 animal sculptures all within 3 km of each other. From Osoyoos the first is 16 km east from the bridge. From Bridesville 15 km west. All the sculptures are on public display and visited at any time.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 11/6/2014 6:54:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMMV1F
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
Caribou is a large bronze sculpture placed by Osoyoos Mountain Estates at the entrances to their featured properties. Caribou is very well executed and is displayed on large rocks. He appears to be preparing to leap most likely startled by passersby. The sculpture was created by an unknown artist. We have passed these sculptures on several occasions and they were most likely placed about 2011.

Caribou are members of the deer family. They may be further categorized based on where they live and how they behave. Caribou in Canada are generally categorized into three types: peary, barren-ground and woodland. Taken together, caribou are found in most Canadian provinces and territories, with the exception of the Maritimes and Nunavut.

Source: Canadian Encyclopedia

"Osoyoos Mountain Estates, one of British Columbia’s foremost property developers in the popular and picturesque Okanagan Valley. One to four hectare (2.5 to 10 acre) lots are available for development in two unique subdivisions – Bighorn and Raven Hill. From panoramic views of Lake Osoyoos to sweeping vistas of the open valley, Osoyoos Mountain Estates’ development combines the best of both worlds: prime location in one of the country's most sought after areas and a climate that allows year round outdoor activities."

Osoyoos Mountain Estates are the registered owner of approximately 1,336 hectares (3,300 acres) of land located on Anarchist Mountain. Of those 1,336 hectares, over 750 (1,850 acres) have been set aside for conservation."


Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Caribou

Figure Type: Animal

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Unknown

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: 2011

Materials used: Bronze

Location: Hwy. 3

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