The World’s Largest Axe is located in Nackawic. The axe stands 15 metres (49 ft) tall and weighs over 55 tons. The axe-head is 7 metres (23 ft) wide. The concrete stump is 10 metres (33 ft) in diameter.It was commissioned, designed and built in 1991 by a company in Woodstock. There is a time capsule embedded in the head of the axe. “The World’s Largest Axe. This giant axe symbolizes the importance of the forest industry, past, present and future, to the Town of Nackawic and the Province of New Brunswick. 1991.”
The Axe was built in 1991 to commemorate the selection of Nackawic as Forestry Capital of Canada.
The Axe serves as a symbol of a community and its people, whose hard work and investments have driven the economy of the Nackawic area for decades. The planned Nackawic waterfront development initiative will introduce new products, services and experiences which will serve to magnify the woodland heritage of the region.