Have you explored the Canadian east coast yet? There is no time like the present and the perfect place to start is Truro, Nova Scotia! This hidden gem is known as the ‘Hub of Nova Scotia’ for its central location to all the best attractions this province has to offer. You can stay here and everything you want to experience is within an hour’s drive! Halifax Waterfront, Bay of Fundy, Jost Vineyards, and much more.
Truro is a popular destination for exploration and the world-renowned tidal phenomena of the Bay of Fundy! Visitors flock to the Salmon River to view the tidal bore that occurs twice a day because of the incoming Fundy tide. For even more adventure, visitors can also enjoy the one-of-a-kind thrill of tidal bore river rafting!
Need more reasons to pack your bags? Here are a few must-see attractions to get your itinerary started.
In the heart of Truro lies approximately 400 acres of forest, two sets of waterfalls, hiking and biking trails and an incredible 175 step climb up Jacob’s Ladder. This park is also a great destination for families as it is home to a playground, spray park, outdoor poor and waterslide!
Come rain or shine, this market it filled with local treats and goodies every Saturday perfect for an early morning stroll.
Inglis Street is a popular destination, featuring a variety of specialty boutiques. Shops like the Nova Scotia Emporium and the Stanfield’s Factory Outlet are local landmark staples that are a great addition to your itinerary.
Come with an empty stomach and leave satisfied. Visitors to this market can indulge in the onsite bakery, deli, dairy bar, fish market, farm market, fish and chip boat, or the cafeteria-style restaurant that serves local homemade meals. You will also find an onsite lighthouse that showcases the best views of the Bay of Fundy!
Millbrook Heritage & Cultural Centre
Get the perfect Instagram shot at the base of the 40-foot statue of Gloosap and learn all about Nova Scotia’s rich Mi’kmaw heritage and culture.
Take some time to explore the eclectic shops and galleries, some of the city’s best restaurants and historic ships including the last of the WWII convoy escort corvettes. Don’t forget to stop at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.
When you’re not taking in the picturesque views and indulging in all the local delicacies, take the time to attend some of this summers hottest events!
The 4th annual Pride Parade: July 13th
48th Annual Nova Scotia Bluegrass & Oldtime Music Festival: July 25th – 31st
Rock the Hub: August 23rd – 25th
Country Rocks the Hub: August 16th – 17th
Wild Blueberry Harvest Festival: August 16th – 31st
Now all that’s left is packing your bags, booking your ticket and reserving the best hotel. Click here to book your accommodations.