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Lions, Tigers, Giraffes - oh my! Take a unique urban art walk

Dartmouth-Cole Harbour
0.30 hours
All Year

About This Experience

Take an extremely unique and easy artwalk in Downtown Dartmouth! 

Start your walk: Where Portland Street and Alderney Drive intersect

  • Check out several beautiful murals on the sides of buildings – the newest is a giant vintage postcard at 53 Portland Street.
  • Stroll about 5 more minutes to Ochterloney Street and you’ll happen upon a giant old-fashioned school desk sculpture, complete with giant eraser.  These mark the site of the historic Greenvale School, which hosted the very first kindergarten classroom in Canada.
  • A few steps later, you can’t miss the outdoor menagerie of zoo animal sculptures “living” on the Vetwise Animal Hospital building. See how many you can spot – on the roof, on the lawn, on the porch… Kids LOVE seeing this building and all the animals!

LOCAL TIP: If you’re up for a longer walk, there are lots of colourful urban murals on the waterfront at Dartmouth Cove!

What to Bring

Walking shoes

What is Provided

Photos ops

Things you should know

Daily Availability:Sunday - Saturday
Dartmouth-Cole Harbour
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