International Peace Garden located on the Manitoba/North Dakota Border - The Peace Tower, that has been an iconic image for the International Peace Garden (IPG) for over three decades, is slated for demolition this winter due to structural issues.
“In honor of the Tower’s final chapter at the Garden, we will have it lit at night from now until September 15,” said Garry Enns, CEO of IPG. “We felt it was important to share the Tower with the public in this way one last time.”
The Tower stands 120 feet high on the 49th Parallel between Canada and the United States and is spectacular at night when lit from below. The area around it is fenced off for safety reasons but the public is invited to walk up or drive to the Peace Chapel area to observe it.
“The picnic area near the Game Warden Museum might be one of the best viewing locations for the Tower,” added Enns. “That vantage point is also great for pictures as the fence is not visible.”
The IPG Board of Directors is currently conducting an Ideas Competition for concepts to replace the Tower and will share the winning submission later in the summer.