8 Incredible Snow Sculptures at the Kenora Winter Carnival

Which Snow Sculpture Would You Choose as the 2015 Winner?

The cold wind did not deter the artists from carving these snow sculptures for the Kenora Winter Carnival. 

For me, the highlight of the winter carnival is seeing the snow sculptures that line the Harbourfront in Kenora. 8 artists or groups worked hard to carve these beautiful sculptures for the snow sculpting competition. With the theme being wildlife this year, many carved out hearty Canadian animals that live in Northwest Ontario. Moose, deer, bear, otters and wolves all wander our forests and swim in our lakes. 

I really have to give these carvers extra credit this year. In the few weeks, they had to carve, the biting wind howled strongly off the lake, making it bitterly cold. So thank you to all the people that put in the effort this year, one can't help but smile as you pass the sculptures each day.

If you were a judge, which one would you choose?


This group of otters really show their curiosity.
This group of otters really show their curiosity.


Happiest moose I have ever seen!
Happiest moose I ever saw!


Doe and her fawn in the wilderness
Doe and her fawn in the wilderness

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Can you hear the howling of the wolves?
Can you hear the howling of the wolves?


joy for the beavers!
Joy for the beavers!


Check out the detail! It looks like a wildlife inukshuk.
Check out the detail! It looks like a wildlife inukshuk. 


A four sided snow sculpture with wildlife on all sides!
A four-sided snow sculpture with wildlife on all sides!

Winners of the competition will be announced Friday, March 6th at 6:30pm under the Whitecap Pavilion in Kenora.  

For a complete list of events at the 2015 Kenora Winter Carnival visit www.kenorawintercarnival.ca/events.html

Please share with your friends to let the carvers know you like their sculptures! Most are not artists by trade and I believe they deserve the recognition. Thanks!

Take a look at the Snow Sculpture competitions in Kenora in past years:

2014 Snow Sculptures

2013 Snow Sculptures 

2012 Snow Sculptures 

About Erin Rody

I grew up on Black Sturgeon Lake in Northwestern Ontario. I am a staff writer for the Sunset Country Travel Association. Through my articles I hope to entice you to visit the wonderful region I call home. We are all about outdoor adventure; with 70,000 lakes and rivers and a whole lot of forests how can we not be? Whether you like to fish, hunt, canoe, kayak, boat or go camping, Sunset Country has something for you. Enjoy!

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