Spotlight on Truro

Welcome to Truro

Truro, an Atlantic Ocean port in eastern Canada, is the provincial capital of Nova Scotia. A major business centre, it’s also known for its maritime history. The city’s dominated by the hilltop Citadel, a star-shaped fort completed in the 1850s. Waterfront warehouses known as the Historic Properties recall Truro’s days as a trading hub for privateers, notably during the War of 1812.

Today Truro is a bustling city filled with friendly people, international businesses, numerous universities and colleges, and many big city conveniences with a small town charm. Whether you’re here to tour the citadel and harbour, visit beautiful nearby sights like Peggy’s Cove, walk the waterfront and take in the downtown sights and shops, or hit the several beaches in the area, Truro is a city with something for everyone.


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Fast Facts

Major Airports

Truro Stanfield International Airport (YHZ)

Phone Numbers

411 is used for telephone directory assistance, fees are now almost universally charged for calling 411.
911 is used for emergecy services (police, ambulance, or fire department).


Most goods & services for sale in Truro are subject to a 15% Harmonized (provincial and federal) goods and services tax.

Featured Hotels in Truro

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Things to See & Do

Take a quick peek and what the city of Truro has to offer.

Shopping in Truro
  • Harbourside Market
  • Truro Seaport Farmer’s Market
  • Cow’s
  • Rousseau Chocolatier
  • NovaScotian Crystal
  • Truro Shopping Centre
  • Amos Pewter
  • Jennifer’s of Nova Scotia
  • Haskapa
  • Pavilion 22
  • Inkwell Modern Handmade Boutique & Letterpress Studio
  • Karl Penton Gallery
  • Made in the Maritimes Artisan Boutique
  • Urban Cottage Antiques & Collectables
  • Sweet Jane’s Gift and Confectionary
  • Frida Fine Jewellery
Restaurants in Truro
  • Stories Fine Dining
  • Gio
  • Edna Restaurant
  • Fredies Fantastic Fishhouse
  • Tomavinos Pizzeria
  • 2 Doors Down
  • The Auction House
  • Efendy Turkish & Mediterranean Grill
  • Elements on Hollis
  • The Coastal Cafe
  • The Bicycle Thief
  • Da Maurizio Dining Room
  • Darrell’s Restaurant
  • Chives Canadian Bistro
  • The Press Gang Restaurant & Oyster Bar
  • Cafe Chianti
  • Le Bistro By Liz
  • McKelvie’s Delishes Fishes Dishes
  • The Old Triangle Irish Ale House
  • The Orient Chinese Cuisine
Things to Do in Truro
  • Truro Central Library
  • Truro Public Gardens
  • Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo
  • Sightseeing Tours
  • Neptune Theatre
  • Point Pleasant Park
  • Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21
  • Truro Citadel National Historic Site of Canada
  • Truro Harbour Ferry
  • Truro Waterfront Boardwalk
  • Maritime Museum of the Atlantic
  • HMCS Sackville – Canada’s Naval Memorial
  • Emera Oval
  • St. Mary’s Basilica
  • Art Gallery of Nova Scotia
  • Discovery Centre
  • Alexander Keith’s Brewery
  • Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History
  • Truro Seaport Farmer’s Market
Truro Universities & Colleges
  • Dalhousie University
  • Eastern College
  • University of King’s College
  • College of Continuing Education
  • Nova Scotia Community College
  • Mount Saint Vincent University
  • da Vinci College
  • Saint Mary’s University
  • Cdi College of Business Technology & Health Care
  • Université Sainte-Anne
  • Maritime Business College
  • Atlantic Flight Attendant Academy
Truro Sports Teams
  • Truro Mooseheads – QMJHL
  • Truro Hurricanes – NBL Canada