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Roadside Murals

More Murals:
painted by Michael O'Connor, in Dorion, Ontario
Contributed by Rod & Judy Ness of Hermantown, Minnesota
Bull Moose mural
Rod Ness

Painted by local muralist Michael O'Connor in the spring of 2000, this huge mural of an adult bull moose is on the east wall of the Canyon Country Service store located on Canadian highway 11/17 about halfway between Thunder Bay and the Soo locks in Ontario. Two other equally impressive murals on this building are pictured below. The south wall has several snapshot-like scenes including a picture of the world record brook trout (it weighed an impressive 14 ½ pounds) that was caught near here, and some other wildlife found in the area. The west wall features a pack of timber wolves.

These three murals have the reputation of being the largest depictions of wildlife in Canada -- and perhaps the world.

There are by no means the only large-scale murals in Canada. Here is a site that keeps track of them.

Bull Moose mural
Rod Ness

Bull Moose mural
Rod Ness

Canyon Country Service
#590 Hwy 11/17
Dorion, Ontario
Canada P0T 1K0


Photographed by Rod Ness, 7/3/06
Posted on RoadTrip America 7/06

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