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Truro Travel Guide

Welcome to the Town of Truro in Nova Scotia - home to more than 12,000 residents and a thriving business community. Truro is located on the Salmon River east of the head of Cobequid Bay in central Nova Scotia. The Town of Truro is located in Colchester County on the East coast of Canada. Situated near the Atlantic Ocean, Truro enjoys a temperate climate with pleasant summers, mild winters, and picturesque autumns. No one knows for sure where the name "Truro" originated. The name Truro has been given to the Township by 1759 before any English settlement had occurred.

Truro has a lot to offer: for instance the largest Harness Racing facility in the Maritimes or Victoria Park; a natural woodland park of roughly 400 acres in the centre of town. This lovely area of woodland and picnic grounds includes water falls. The addition of a swimming pool, tennis courts and playgrounds have made the park not just a place of natural beauty, but a real recreation area.

Truro has been described as a Victorian Market Town in both character and architecture. A wide variety of architecture can be seen in the downtown core and in Truro’s three designated Heritage Conservation Districts. Enjoy the many colorful murals and tree sculptures that depict the town’s rich history.

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