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Things to Do in Truro, NS

As local experts, let us help you plan your trip and highlight some of the most exciting things to do in Truro; the place we call home!  Our hotel is centrally located in the “hub of Nova Scotia” where all the major highways meet. Discover the story of Truro, including its indigenous history, tidal bore phenomena, local culture and more.  Fun facts about John Stanfield House, located behind the hotel.

Here are some of our suggestions for sights to see and things to do in Truro, NS!


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This natural woodland park is the perfect place to get a breath of fresh air. Stay at our hotel near Victoria Park and discover so many fun things to do in Truro. Visit any time of year – go mountain biking in the summer, snowshoeing in the winter and everything in between. Bring the kids to the pool and Water Spray Park or play tennis with friends.

Learn more about this popular destination



Feeling adventurous? Take on the tidal bore in Truro; a great family-friendly activity. Face crashing waves along the Salmon River or watch the tidal phenomenon from the riverbank. Experience this natural wonder when you stay at Inn on Prince. The changing tides and amazing wildlife make a visit to the Bay of Fundy one of the most popular things to do around Truro.

Plan your trip using this official guide to the tidal bore times. 



Your winter vacation isn’t complete without a visit to Ski Wentworth!  Skiing and snowboarding are awesome group activities that are fun for any skill level.  Beginners can even take lessons at Ski Wentworth before hitting the slopes.  But it doesn't stop there, Ski Wentworth is open year round so you can enjoy 4 seasons of fun--enjoy the fall colours from the chairlift, mountain biking, hiking, snowshoeing, great eats and so much more.  Check out their events calendar here!

Learn more about this amazing day trip to the Ski Hill, a favourite thing to do near Truro. 



Stop by one of Truro’s most exciting multi-sport complexes during your stay at our hotel!  From tennis courts to golf bays, the Cougar Dome has something for everyone. Drop in for a quick match or stay the afternoon at this family-friendly recreational dome!


Plan your visit to the Cougar Dome!



Check out real Mastodon bones and Marvin the Matsodon, a life sized replica, when you stop at Mastodon Ridge in Stewiacke!  While you're visiting the halfway point between the North Pole and the equator, play a round on our new, all-ages 18 hole Mastodon Mini Golf and explore the new Fun Fort!  Then, enjoy some Nova Scotia ice cream, visit Coldstream Clear Distillery, pick up some souvenirs or grab some lunch at one of the restaurants nearby.  Fun for the whole family!



The Truro Farmer’s Market is open Saturdays from 8am to 1pm hosting over 50 local vendors!  Located in downtown Truro in an historic fire hall, the market offers a wide variety of wares.  Shop local for fresh greens, delicious baked goods, Nova Scotia wines, beers & spirits, meats and cheeses.  Browse decorative items, jewelry and handcrafted woodwork as well as other unique merchandise all while enjoying this vibrant gathering space.


The Marigold Cultural Centre provides a variety of cultural programming to Truro residents and visitors alike through community support.  Inside its doors you will find a 208 seat theatre, a small art gallery, a sports heritage hall, multi-purpose rooms for rent and a concession area. In addition to hosting plays and concerts, there is space designated for arts workshops where you can fulfill your dream of playing the ukulele, just one of various music lessons offered.

Keep your eye out for an event that might interest you!


Sugar Moon Farm is a working maple farm, woodlot and restaurant open year round. With 2500 taps and a log sugar camp, Sugar Moon Farm proudly continues the spring (March and April) tradition of gathering the sap and creating exceptional maple syrup over an evaporated fire with mountain hardwood.  Visit the Farm, take a tour, hear the wonderful stories and see where the maple syrup is made.

You can taste this sweet treat on-site and take home some goodies from the gift shop.


This family owned business started over 50 years ago and has become a local landmark thanks to quality foods, great selection and friendly service. At Masstown Market you will find fresh produce, homestyle baking, a butcher, creamery and deli--all with locally sourced edibles. Browse through a delightful gift shop, fully stocked garden centre and even an NSLC outlet. Be sure to visit the full sized lighthouse for some fresh fish & chips or take home other seafood delights available at the “Catch of the Bay” Fresh Fish Market.

What a wonderful photo opportunity awaits from the viewing deck atop the lighthouse where you can experience the breathtaking Cobequid Mountains!



The RECC has exciting options for all ages. Drop by the Aquatic Centre featuring two pools and a 2.5 story water slide. The fitness centre and studio offer cardio, weight-lifting, circuit equipment plus an indoor 35’ rock climbing wall.  As home to the Truro Junior A Bearcats hockey team, the NHL sized ice pad is also available for public skating, trade show displays, and concerts surrounded by 2,500 fixed seats and a walking/jogging track – free for public use.
The recreation opportunities are extensive! 


Truro Mall/The Hub has been a retail focal point for the Town of Truro and surrounding Colchester County for over 45 years. Located in Nova Scotia's largest town, Truro Mall is conveniently positioned near the junctions of Highway 102 and the Trans Canada Highway, 'The Hub of Nova Scotia'.  With over 50 shops and services--including Home Hardware, SportChek, Mark's, Dollarama, PetSmart, Michaels, Rossy and Winners along with a newly revamped Food Hall, Truro Mall is sure to have what you're looking for.




Hit the trails at Railyard Mountain Bike Park, locatedin the heart of downtown Truro at Victoria Park.  Built for beginners and advanced riders, there's a trail for everyone.  Open year round and featuring 40km of trails, tracks, jumplines and a wall ride--the Railyard is the perfect destination for bike enthusiasts of all ages.

We can’t wait to welcome you to Inn on Prince.
Book today and get ready to explore Truro, NS!