Truro

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Truro showing street scenes
Come to a town in central Nova Scotia to witness some of the highest tides in the world and to ride on powerful river waves.

Truro's superb transport connections means that you will almost certainly pass through here at some point during your visit to Nova Scotia. Stay for a while to see spectacular tidal phenomena and experience the town's scenic beauty.

In the center of town, find Victoria Park, a vast woodland area covering nearly 400 acres (161 hectares). Walk or cycle the numerous trails including rugged paths that travel along the ridges of a gorge to waterfalls. During the winter, ski across 7 miles (11 kilometers) of groomed cross-country ski trails. Keep an eye out for some of the park's birdlife, including bald eagles, ring-neck pheasants, ravens, robins and hawks.

Head a short way west from the town to witness the spectacular tides of the Bay of Fundy. They are considered to be the highest in the world. Walk along the sea bed when the tide is low, then stand on the cliffs and watch the water rushing in. A trip to Burncoat Lighthouse is a great way to witness this. The Truro Welcome Center can provide you with tide tables to help time your visit. Look for whales that sometimes congregate in the mouth of the bay.

Venture slightly further inland to see the stunning tidal bores on the rivers that flow into the bay. These river waves can be several feet tall and are caused by the Bay of Fundy tides. Experience their power by taking an exhilarating boat ride up the river, crashing through the waves.

Back in town, enjoy an evening meal in one of Truro’s many restaurants then head for a night of theater, comedy or music in the Marigold Cultural Center. The venue also features a gallery with monthly exhibitions displaying work by Canadian artists.

Summers are mild and long daylight hours give you plenty of time to explore Truro’s countryside. Autumn brings spectacular colors to Victoria Park’s woodland, while winters cover the trails in blankets of snow. A base in Truro puts you within a 3-hour drive of many of Nova Scotia’s main attractions, including the Annapolis wine valley and the historic Halifax waterfront.

Inn on Prince Hotel & Conference Centre Truro
Inn on Prince Hotel & Conference Centre Truro
3 out of 5
437 Prince St, Truro, NS, B2N1E6
The price is $81 per night from Dec 29 to Dec 30
$81
per night
Dec 29 - Dec 30
Stay at this 3-star golf hotel in Truro. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (1,001 reviews)
"Neat hotel with nice on site restaurant, gym, and pool. Everything I hoped for. Kind people, and efficient."

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2022

Inn on Prince Hotel & Conference Centre Truro
Best Western Glengarry Hotel
Best Western Glengarry Hotel
2.5 out of 5
150 Willow Street, Truro, NS, B2N4Z6
The price is $89 per night from Dec 24 to Dec 25
$89
per night
Dec 24 - Dec 25
Stay at this golf hotel in Truro. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. Popular ...
3.9/5 Very Good! (435 reviews)
"very quiet and friendly staff"

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

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Glengarry Extended Stays
Glengarry Extended Stays
3 out of 5
150 Willow St, Truro, NS, B2N 4Z6
The price is $147 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
$147
per night
Dec 4 - Dec 5
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly motel in Truro. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Popular attractions Little White Schoolhouse Museum ...
3.7/5 Good! (23 reviews)
"The room was clean and had everything we needed. It was dofficult to find parking because there was an event in the conference centre. Other than that things were great"

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2022

Glengarry Extended Stays
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The Trinity Airbnb  - Former Church Converted to Open Concept Home
The Trinity Airbnb - Former Church Converted to Open Concept Home
Stewiacke, NS
Stay at this vacation home in Stewiacke. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a garden. Popular attractions Mastodon Ridge and The Links At Penn Hills are located ...
5/5 Exceptional! (25 reviews)
Great location
"We had a great time staying in this place. It had everything we needed and the decor was really one of a kind. The upstairs loft was really nice and bed was really comfortable. Would definitely come back!"

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

The Trinity Airbnb - Former Church Converted to Open Concept Home
Tidal Bore Rafting Resort
Tidal Bore Rafting Resort
4 out of 5
12215 HWY 215, Urbania, NS, B0N 2H0
Stay at this 4-star chalet in Urbania. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a terrace. Our guests praise the WiFi and the comfy rooms in our reviews. Popular attractions ...
3.8/5 Good! (29 reviews)
"We have a great time. The cottages were more updated and the fireplace was amazing."

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2019

Tidal Bore Rafting Resort
Lakefront Home with Hot Tub! 40 Mins to Halifax!
Lakefront Home with Hot Tub! 40 Mins to Halifax!
Shortts Lake, NS
Stay at this cottage in Shortts Lake. Enjoy WiFi, 3 bathrooms, and 3 bedrooms. Popular attractions Caddell Rapids Lookoff Provincial Park and Mastodon Ridge ...
5/5 Exceptional! (4 reviews)
Amazing location!!!!
"My family and I wanted a peaceful lake getaway, and that was exactly what we got! The location was perfect, the house was pristine. An overall amazing experience"

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Lakefront Home with Hot Tub! 40 Mins to Halifax!
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