Truro is located in the center of Nova Scotia along the Salmon River.

The town is about an equal distance between New Glasglow and Dartmouth. This tight-knit community has a population of only 12,261, but it’s one of the fastest-growing regions in Nova Scotia.

Town of Truro
About Truro

Truro History

The Mi'kmaq inhabited the province of Nova Scotia for centuries before the arrival of Europeans, and they continue to live in the Truro region today. In 1689, Mathieu Martin founded the Acadian settlement of Cobequid until the Acadians were forced to leave their homes by the British and replaced by people of Scots-Irish descent called the Ulster-Scots. The area was renamed Truro after the city of Truro in Cornwall, United Kingdom. The construction of the Nova Scotia Railway connected Truro to central Canada in 1872, causing a rapid uptick in growth, and the town was officially incorporated in 1875.

Truro’s Past and History
Colchester Historeum

Truro Weather

Truro’s weather ranges from temperate in the summer to cold in the winter, and rainfall is significant year-round. Even in June, the driest month, the town receives an average of 83 mm of rain. The greatest amount of precipitation occurs in December, with an average of 126 mm. The average high temperature in July is 18.5°C, and the average low temperature in February is -6.3°C.

Climate and Weather in Truro
The Weather Network Forecast for Truro

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Cost of living in Truro

According to Salary Expert, the cost of living in Truro is 9.5 percent lower than the national average. The largest factors are the relatively low cost of food and healthcare. The average salary in Truro is slightly higher than the median wage in Canada at $39,146 per year.

Truro Cost of Living Data
Average Salary in Truro

Real Estate

The median home price in Truro is $174,900, making Truro one of the most affordable places in Canada to buy a home. Average apartment rent in Truro is also relatively low at about $789 per month for a two-bedroom unit.

Houses for Sale in Truro
Apartments for Rent in Truro

Locate Key Resources


Truro is served by the Nova Scotia Health Authority, which manages the relatively new Colchester East Hants Health Centre constructed in 2012. The health centre provides emergency and inpatient services as well a women and children’s health unit, a surgical unit, cancer care, and more.

Nova Scotia Health Authority
Colchester East Hants Health Centre


Truro can be accessed by car via NS-102, also known as the Veteran’s Memorial Highway, and NS-104, otherwise known as the Trans-Canada Highway. Bus transportation in Truro is provided by Colchester Transportation Cooperative Limited, a non-profit, community-based cooperative. The Halifax Stanfield International Airport is 66 km south via NS-102.

Colchester Transportation Cooperative
Halifax Stanfield International Airport


Truro is served by the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board and the Conseil scolaire acadien provincial, a province-wide French school board that runs the École acadienne de Truro. Acadia University is 130 km away in Wolfville. Founded in 1838, Acadia primarily offers undergraduate programs.

Chignecto-Central Regional School Board
Conseil scolaire acadien provincial
Acadia University

Enjoy The City


Truro is heavily populated with charming, locally-owned hotels and bed and breakfasts. The Belgravia Bed and Breakfast in downtown Truro is set in an historic home built in 1904 and offers a free, hearty breakfast in its dining room with a working fireplace and large mahogany table. The Willow Bend Motel & Suites is hip and luxurious, with beautifully decorated rooms and high-quality bedding. The motel received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor in 2017.

Belgravia Bed and Breakfast
Willow Bend Motel & Suites
Hotels in Truro


Truro is a great place to find tasty Asian-inspired dishes and traditional, rib-sticking brew pub meals. The Nook and Cranny Brew Pub is a chic and modern hot spot offering burgers, pizza, and seafood as well as a weekly trivia night on Tuesdays. Yoka Japanese & Thai is a popular place for all-you-can-eat sushi, noodles, curry, and more for both lunch and dinner.

TripAdvisor Best Truro Restaurants
Nook and Cranny Brew Pub
Yoka Japanese & Thai

Things To Do

The natural sights in Truro are simply gorgeous and present plenty of opportunities for outdoor recreation. One of the town’s greatest assets is Victoria Park, over 1,000 acres of woods containing walking trails, beautiful views of waterfalls and the Bay of Fundy, playgrounds and water recreation, and even concerts and movie nights. Enjoy skiing and snowboarding? Head about 45 km north to Ski Wentworth and fly down the Valley of Snow.

Victoria Park
Ski Wentworth
TripAdvisor Top 10 Things to Do in Truro

Your Truro Movers:

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334 Willow St.
Truro, NS

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