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Top 10 things to in Truro, N.S.

Posted on July 19 2023

Top 10 things to in Truro, N.S.



Welcome to Truro!


Our hometown has so much to offer - whether you're visiting the East Coast for the first time or are a local Maritimer, here are some of our top picks to check out when exploring our HOME in Nova Scotia 



Map of Downtown Truro 



A view of Inglis Place, a street in Downtown Truro, with two people walking by the clock at the corner of the street.


    1. First and Foremost, grab something to eat! It's patio season, and we have tons of great options to pick from! There are so many amazing local restaurants to try here in Downtown Truro, perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner. We'd start with breakfast and coffee from Aroma Maya - with three locations, you're never far from locally roasted coffee, delicious fresh bagels, and incredible donuts. (Their ground coffee is also available in our shop and on our website!)
    2. Stop by Bistro 22 for a delicious lunch. Check out their yummy specials of the day and soak up the sun on their cute patio - just two doors down from our shop! We'd recommend the chowder, and always make sure you leave room for dessert - their seasonal creations are a must-try. 
    3. For dinner, head to the Nook and Cranny - try local craft beers on tap, check out their menu of local favourites, and take in some live music in the restaurant or from outside on their popular patio! 
    4. One of the most popular attractions in Truro is the beautiful Victoria Park - 3000 acres of nature right in the middle of town. In the summer, take advantage of the splash pads and pool, grab an ice cream at Fundy Scoops, and take a nice hike! Head to the falls for swimming when the water is high, or grab your bike and hit up the Railyard Park. Make sure to visit in all seasons - snowshoeing, cross country skiing, and fat-biking are all popular in the snow!

      Victoria Park waterfalls, Truro Nova Scotia
    5. Have some Saturday morning fun at the Truro Farmers Market! Open year-round, check out some of Truro’s handmade makers every week along with local produce, homemade treats, and get the full experience with live music and more events happening often right out front at Civic Square!

      Truro Farmers Market
    6. Did you know you can rent bikes right downtown at Hub Cycle? Take one out for a spin around town and do some sightseeing and exploring in the nooks of Truro - or hit up the trails and skills section at The Railyard in Victoria Park!
    7. Looking to do something creative while you’re in town? Stop by Clay Cafe and paint an amazing one of a kind pottery piece. They also have ready made ceramics, plus fun treats and slushies to enjoy while you paint!
    8. Make a trip to the Tidal Bore. They have a super fun playground perfect for kids of all ages, as well as many seats to sit in and take in the view of the highest tides in the world (yes, really!). You could even bring a picnic or local takeout with you and make an evening of it.

      Fundy Discovery Site Tidal Bore Truro Nova Scotia Highest Tides
    9. Learn about the history of our hometown and the land it's on in Mi'kma'ki, the ancestral home of the Mi'kmaq peoples, by heading to the Millbrook Heritage & Cultural Center to browse their displays, take a tour, and see giftware from local Indigenous creatives and brands. 
      Millbrook Cultural and Heritage Center Mi'kma'ki Truro Nova Scotia
    10. Take home a souvenir from HOME! We carry over 100 makers and creators from all over Canada, from clothing to giftware and more. Choose something unique to take home with you out of our large selection of Maritime made products! 

      Miriah Kearney, owner and CEO, stands in front of the My HOME Mercantile storefront in Truro, Nova Scotia
      Photo by Christene Whelan

Looking for even more to do? Check out the Top Ten Activities to Do Near Truro in the Summer from our sister company, Stay at Seek!  


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