Living in Truro

Everything you need to know about living in the hub

Whether you're just starting your apartment search or you're all moved in, there are some things you need to know before you can really settle into the community. We've put together some tips, suggestions and resources that will give you a head start to making yourself at home.


The town of Truro is located in Colchester County on Nova Scotia's northern shore. Truro offers the best of both worlds: small-town ambience 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 and our students frequently head into town to enjoy Truro's Victoria Park, festivals, Farmers' Market, theatres and unique shopping.

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 beauty and bounty to residents of Truro.

The area is served by the Truro Daily News and the Chronicle Herald newspapers. Local 24-hour radio service is provided by both CKTY-FM 99.5 and CKTO-FM 100.9.

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.

*Temperature ranges are approximate. For historical data and current weather conditions in Truro & Bible Hill, visit the Environment Canada website.