Truro - Nova Scotia

Truro is located in central Nova Scotia, just beyond the tip of Cobequid Bay. This city of over 12 000 people is less of a tourist destination than other communities in the area, but it still has much to offer, including special events such as the Communities in Bloom celebration each summer and the Light up Truro festival in winter. Walking tours highlight the heritage districts, especially near the intersection of Prince Street and Inglis Place, where recent redevelopment has brought the area back to its Victorian glory.

With the Trans-Canada Highway running by and several railway lines passing through the city, Truro is in an ideal location for travelling to see other parts of Nova Scotia, but the city has many interesting sites as well. Museums highlight the special history of the area and tell the story of such famous former residents as poet Elizabeth Bishop and Father of Confederation Sir Adams George Archibald. The city’s parks are ideal places to see the beauties of nature, and the rushing waters of the tidal bore, with water pouring out of the Bay of Fundy, fascinates visitors and residents alike.

Many small features make Truro a unique city. A working textile mill, one of the last in Canada, and a series of wooden sculptures created from trees lost to Dutch Elm disease give a unique insight into the city’s character. Cultural events and bicycle races are only some of the many activities available in the city, while murals on some of the buildings help brighten up the city. Truro is worth a visit in any tour of Nova Scotia, with its range of things to do and see.

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