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
The price is $78 per night from Oct 24 to Oct 24
Located in the heart of Truro, this golf hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Marigold Cultural Centre, Truro Golf Club, and Truro Town Hall. Truro Farmers Market ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (920 reviews)
"It was clean and easy to get to"

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Inn on Prince Hotel & Conference Centre Truro
Hampton Inn & Suites Truro, NS
Hampton Inn & Suites Truro, NS
2.5 out of 5
35 Legends Avenue, Millbrook, Truro, NS
The price is $88 per night from Oct 31 to Oct 31
Situated in a regional park, this eco-friendly hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Rath Eastlink Community Centre, NSCC - Truro Campus, and Little White Schoolhouse ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (981 reviews)
"The hotel was amazing. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Everything was clean, pool was perfect and rooms were gorgeous."

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Hampton Inn & Suites Truro, NS
Super 8 by Wyndham Truro NS
Super 8 by Wyndham Truro NS
2 out of 5
85 Treaty Trail, Truro, NS
The price is $84 per night from Nov 1 to Nov 1
Set in Truro, this family-friendly hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Marigold Cultural Centre, Truro Farmers Market, and Truro Town Hall. Truro Golf Club and Victoria ...
4/5 Very Good! (665 reviews)
"They accommodated our request for a quieter room. They supplied a bagged breakfast and coffee in the morning."

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2021

Super 8 by Wyndham Truro NS
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Home Sweet Dome - Glamping Dome with full bathroom
Home Sweet Dome - Glamping Dome with full bathroom
Nine Mile River, NS
The price is $141 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Situated in East Hants, this campground is within 12 mi (20 km) of Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife Park, Atlantic Motorsport Park, and The Links At Penn Hills. ...
Home Sweet Dome - Glamping Dome with full bathroom
Tidal Bore Rafting Resort
Tidal Bore Rafting Resort
4 out of 5
12215 HWY 215, Urbania, NS
Situated near the airport, this chalet is within 12 mi (20 km) of The Links At Penn Hills, Fundy Tidal Interpretive Centre, and Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife ...
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
The Trinity Airbnb  - Former Church Converted to Open Concept Home
The Trinity Airbnb - Former Church Converted to Open Concept Home
Stewiacke, NS
The price is $158 per night from Oct 19 to Oct 19
Situated in a rural location, this historic vacation home is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Mastodon Ridge and within 6 mi (10 km) of Shubenacadie Provincial Wildlife ...
5/5 Exceptional! (6 reviews)
Phenomenal romantic getaway!
"My partner and I celebrated her birthday here, we were in awe of the beauty of the property. We brought groceries and cooked some Amazing meals in the well stocked kitchen. The owner Jim was super helpful and stewiacke is a sweet little town! The pictures are great, but this place needs to be seen ..."

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021

The Trinity Airbnb - Former Church Converted to Open Concept Home
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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