Whitehorse Horse


Public Safety Building, 305 Range Road (Two Mile Hill)

Daphne Mennell created "The Whitehorse Horse" to reflect on how all Yukoners have memories tied up in the capital city. Weighing more than two tonnes and rearing up over three metres, more than 200 Yukoners from around the territory donated pieces of scrap metal for the sculpture. Roger Poole's precise welds blend the pieces gracefully. Installed in 2011 at the top of Two Mile Hill, the rearing horse rises from a wave-like metal swirl over Whitehorse, recalling the frothing rapids that gave the city its name. At the same location, check out Paul Baker's firefighter statue, made from scrap metal and fire extinguishers, and paintings by Nathalie Parenteau and Lillian Loponen inside.