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A-maze-ing: Canada's first art maze to open next month (5 photos)

You've likely seen it while driving along Highway 103

You've likely seen it while driving along Highway 103. The unusual wall that popped up near Exit 11, slowly being covered with more and more art work.

The eye-catching structure is believed to be Canada's first art maze, and it's scheduled to open up to the public next month.

Nicole Krebes said her husband Bernd has had the idea to build a maze since his teens, and 5 or 6 years ago he woke up and declared his intention to get started.

"He started probably without knowing how much work really would be involved with it, but now that we're in our end phase, I think he's pretty happy about it," Krebes told NEWS 95.7's The Sheldon MacLeod Show.

Listen to Sheldon MacLeod's conversation with Nicole Krebes:

The experience will be different from a corn or hedge maze where the main goal is to locate the exit.

"In our maze, you still need to find your way out, but during that you explore all the art which is in there," explained Krebes. "It's sort of an outdoor art gallery with sculptures, murals and mosaics on the walls."

The couple, who moved from Germany to Canada in 2002, recruited artists from all over the world to contribute pieces to the nearly kilometre of paths in the maze.

"We've had over 90 people working on it so far. It's become really diverse and unique."

Although you can see the maze from Highway 103, the entrance is located at 1136 Hwy 325.

The unique art gallery plans to open its doors on Aug. 30 and Krebes hopes to accept visitors every weekend until the end of October.

Meghan Groff

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Born in Michigan, raised in Ontario, schooled in Indiana and lives in Nova Scotia; Meghan is the editor for CityNews Halifax.
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