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Truro and Bible Hill

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A growing and community-focused town where here local industry meets global innovation. Home to our Agricultural Campus, Truro is approximately one hour’s drive from Halifax. 

The town of Truro is in Colchester County on Nova Scotia's northern shore. Truro offers the best of both worlds: small-town ambiance (pop. 13,000) combined with a full range of commercial and recreational opportunities. Truro, known as the 'Hub of Nova Scotia,' has much to offer and is a must-see for anyone passing by or living in the area.

Dalhousie's Agricultural Campus is located just outside of Truro in Bible Hill, and students frequently head into town to enjoy Truro's Victoria Park, festivals, Farmers' Market, theatres, and unique shopping.

Location and weather

Truro and area is geographically located at the halfway point between the Equator and the North Pole. This location lends itself to average monthly temperatures that compare favourably to all other areas of Canada and the United States. The summer months (June-September) tend to be warm with temperatures ranging from 19°C to 25°C*, cooling off in mid-late September. Throughout the winter months (December-March), temperatures typically range from -12°C to 3°C.* Each of the four distinct seasons offers its own beauty and bounty to residents of Truro. 

Bible Hill

The village of Bible Hill is located across the Salmon River from the Town of Truro. The village was incorporated in 1953 and today, with a population of over 5,000, Bible Hill is a vibrant, primarily residential community. Dalhousie's Agricultural Campus occupies a large area in the village and is the single largest employer in Bible Hill.  
Bible Hill features spectacular walking trails through nine recreational parks and is home to the popular Truro Raceway. 

Our Truro campus

You’ve never seen a campus like ours. We have a working farm, almost 1,000 acres of research fields, gardens and greenhouses, and a proud history of industry-leading education and research since 1905. 

You will find everything you need on campus, including the Bookstore and Food Services.

A world of knowledge

Our libraries offer state-of-the-art learning and research opportunities. You will have access to one of the largest university library systems in Atlantic Canada. Librarians will provide guidance and help as you work on class projects and research.

Our small class sizes and friendly atmosphere provide the perfect environment for high-quality learning, networking, and friendships that last beyond graduation. 

Fitness and recreation opportunities

As a student, you will have full access to the Langille Athletic Centre. The home of the Rams includes a weight room, cardio room, gymnasium and squash courts!

Our commitment to safety

We are committed to providing a safe environment for students, faculty, staff, and visitors. The campus has 24-hour security, Security Officers provide a safewalk service on campus, and residence buildings offer additional security.