Girl in a Wet Suit is one of Stanley Park's most predominant statues as its captivating figure on a rock is a stunning art piece in its ocean setting.
On Stanley Park's famous Seawall a variety of sculptures, memorials and landmarks can be found, however, on its northern edge a curious statue embedded on the rocks is an interesting sight - the Girl in a Wet Suit is an interesting sculpture by artist Elek Imredy donated to the city as a part of its urban renewal program.
The statue has enjoyed over thirty years perched on a large rock off the edge of the seawall - placed on June 9, 1973, it has garnered the attentions of many people who walk along the seawall as it is reminiscent of a mermaid on a rock.
The statue was actually inspired by the famous Copenhagen Little Mermaid Statue, however when efforts to obtain licensing to replicate it failed, the artist created the more modern version seen on the shores of Stanley Park today with a mask, wet suit and fins.
Depending on the time of day, she will be either surrounded by water, just above high tide on the rock gazing wistfully toward the Lion's Gate Bridge. During low tide, curious passersby can walk along the uncovered shoreline to take a closer look this Stanley Park statue, however climbing it is out of the question - the large boulder the statue is welded to is smooth and large, impeding any attempts to scale to the top without unintentionally going for a swim.
Visitors to the Park are entertained by the many seagulls that rest on the statue's head - it has become a safe haven for many birds resting from scouring the shores for food.
It is hard to miss this life-size statue sitting on the rocky shore along the Burrard Inlet, its enjoyable history and continued popularity amongst visitors have made it a much loved landmark in Vancouver's Stanley Park.
Use the interactive map below to locate and explore the areas around Girl in a Wet SuitThe Girl in a Wet Suit is on the Northern Shore of Stanley Park near the Empress Figurehead and the Brockton Oval along the Seawall.
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