West Nipissing Mural and Sign Tour



At / Near :

Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Canada

Language :  

english

Suggested transport :

   bike     

Trail :  

73.48 km

Points of interest :  

11

Rating :  

Not evaluated

Target :  

Everyone

Accessibility :

  • Permanently, the whole year

Presented by

Destination Northern Ontario


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West Nipissing Mural and Sign Tour

Description


Giant murals and unique community portraits have been created in the West Nipissing area. This visit will allow you to learn more about these works and the history of the region. It includes a suggested itinerary, photos, text, conceptual drawings and works by local artists.

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ARE YOU OBSERVANT?

This is what you can check on the spot! You are invited to find the exact locations of certain objects, animals and people that are on each of the murals and on the welcome signs of our communities.

ABOUT

West Nipissing is the most bilingual community in Ontario with 67.6% of residents fluent in English and French. 

COMMUNITY WELCOME SIGN

The Municipality of West Nipissing is an amalgamation of several small communities, each with a unique character and distinct attributes. To highlight the qualities and characteristics of each area, City Council enlisted the services of local multimedia artist Howie Longfellow to develop a series of community welcome signs. This beautiful series of community portraits was created following his consultations with the residents. The panels are made up of a unique set of illustrations that capture the spirit of each community. 

PAINTED MURALS

All painted murals were created by talented volunteer artists and were funded by donations from organizations, individuals and/ or local businesses. Led by community volunteer Gayle Primeau, this mural project has added color and sparkle to downtown Sturgeon Falls. Each mural contributes to the theme of Joie de vivre found in community support, in addition to contributing to the development of local tourism.

CREDITS

West Nipissing Chamber of Commerce
Economic Partners Sudbury East West Nipissing
Howie Longfellow – Crimson Pepper
Gayle Primeau
West Nipissing Historic Society
Municipality of West Nipissing
Sturgeon River House Museum
West Nipissing Public Library
Destination Northern Ontario
Northern Ontario Heritage Fund Corporation
FedNor

Overview of map and points of interest

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  1.  

    1. Lavigne Welcome Sign

  2.  

    2. Verner Welcome Sign

  3.  

    3. Cache Bay Welcome Sign

  4.  

    4. The Sturgeon

  5.  

    5. Martin the Friendly Bear

  6.  

    6. Solitude

  7.  

    7. The Heron

  8.  

    8. Historical Mural of Sturgeon Falls

  9.  

    9. I See You & Fishing on Caché Lake Murals

  10.  

    10. Field Welcome Sign

  11.  

    11. River Valley Welcome Sign

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