Carrot Monument

The Carrot Campaign monument in Port Hardy, British Columbia. Marking the conclusion of the long struggle to connect the northern communities to the rest of Vancouver Island by way of the island highway.

The sign reads:

"THIS CARROT, MARKING THE NORTHERN END OF THE ISLAND HIGHWAY, IS A SYMBOL OF GOVERNMENT ROAD BUILDING PROMISES, DANGLED IN FRONT OF NORTH ISLAND SETTLERS SINCE 1897. THE SUCCESSFUL LATE 1970’S “CARROT CAMPAIGN” WAS AIMED AT MAKING THE GOVERNMENT KEEP PROMISES OF A COMPLETED ISLAND HIGHWAY."
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