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VENUES

Recently, the region has been building and enhancing its facilities for both visitors and residents. Facilities, such as the Nova Scotia Provincial Exhibition Commission Complex, Cougar Dome, Rath Eastlink Community Centre, the Truro Amateur Athletic Club Grounds, the new Colchester-East Hants Library, and the Marigold Cultural Centre, among others, offer something for everyone.

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RATH EASTLINK COMMUNITY CENTRE

Welcome to Truro/Colchester's premiere recreation, fitness, and events facility! The Rath Eastlink Community Centre boasts an arena with 2,500 bowl seats surrounding an NHL sized ice surface, a three lane walking/jogging track, an aquatic centre featuring a therapeutic leisure pool and a competitive pool, a fitness and wellness centre & group exercise studio, multipurpose rooms and community meeting spaces, a rock climbing experience, and a large open foyer. 

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CIVIC SQUARE

Civic Square features a large, flexible open space that makes it perfect for gatherings of up to 2000 people. Whether you take advantage of its improved lighting and integrated sound system to host a live music performance, or use one of its many quiet spaces to relax with a good book, Civic Square has something to offer everyone. In the winter, the Square even hosts an outdoor skating rink!

Also located within Civic Square is the Truro Farmer's Market and the Colchester East-Hants Public Library.

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MARIGOLD CULTURAL CENTRE

The Centre houses a 208-seat theatre, a small art gallery, a workshop space for arts-in-education programming, a sports heritage hall, a boardroom, a concession area, and offices.  With the strong support of the community and various organizations, the Marigold Cultural Centre provides a variety of cultural programming to a large number of Truro-area residents, while also providing a major downtown focus for economic development.

 
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COUGAR DOME

The Cougar Dome is a tennis and multi-sport facility which includes: six full-size tennis courts, a 15,000sq. ft. portable synthetic turf surface, expandable as needed, a 2-lane, 260m synthetic track, long and triple jump pits and a 10 bay golf range. In addition to the Dome, the attached, permanent Clubhouse includes two locker rooms, a reception area, a Pro Shop, a meeting room (which can be rented), director's office and a Subway Restaurant (including the first-ever in Atlantic Canada, Subway Café).

The Cougar Dome provides free access to students between the hours of 9am-3pm, while at the same time, ensuring open access for general public use during school hours, as well as early mornings, evenings and weekends.

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Truro Amatuer Athletic Club Grounds

The TAAC Grounds are centrally located in Truro and include a quarter-mile, five-lane running and walking track; field event facilities; football field, senior baseball field and playground.

The onsite TAAC Club House is a three-level building equipped with meeting space, washrooms, sport locker rooms and kitchen facilities. The Club House is used by teams and groups which use the fields, and is also available for rent for public and private functions such as meetings and small parties. 

NOVA SCOTIA PROVINCIAL EXHIBITION COMMISSION COMPLEX

The Complex is a year-round operation, housed on 65 acres, and home to a multitude of facilities capable of playing host to a variety of events, community groups, and long-term tenants. The Complex is also home to one of the oldest harness racing facilities in the country and is the largest operator of horse racing in Nova Scotia.

There is no facility quite like the NSPEC Complex in all of Atlantic Canada. Given its unique floor plan and onsite camping, the Complex is regularly sought out by promoters and rights holders representing some of the biggest acts and events from across the globe.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ACCOMMODATIONS

Truro and Colchester offer a range of hotel accommodations suitable for athletes, musicians, teams, officials, visitors, friends, families and more. With guest rooms, meeting rooms and catering capacity, these accommodations, combined with a number of smaller accommodations provide approximately 740 fixed rooms.

 
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Holiday Inn Hotel & ConfErence Centre

When you stay at our full-service, four star hotel, choose from traditional rooms with two beds, king executive rooms, or a spacious two-room Jacuzzi suite, all completely smoke-free. All of our guests enjoy access to complimentary WiFi and wired-internet, as well as easily-accessed onsite parking.

Our other amenities include an indoor, heated swimming pool, fitness centre and business centre. Extensive food and beverage services are available at our onsite restaurant and lounge, Bistro on Prince.With 11,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space, we are your one stop shop for events such as training sessions, conventions, conferences, expos, staff parties, workshops, private meetings, and weddings!

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Hampton Inn & Suites

Settle into your modern guest room or suite and enjoy free hot breakfast each morning, including kid friendly items. All rooms offer a clean and fresh Hampton bed™, free WiFi, 42-inch TV, microwave and refrigerator. For extra space and amenities select a larger suite with extra-soft seating, wet bar and a sofa bed, perfect for families. Accessible rooms are also available that include all the standard amenities plus extra features for your comfort, such as roll-in showers.

Our Truro, Nova Scotia hotel helps you keep fit with an indoor pool and a modern fitness center including tread mills, step climbers and free weights. Your business needs are covered with two board rooms for up to 16 and an on-site business center. Hold your next Truro meeting or small event in one of our three meeting rooms, that can be combined into one large room to accommodate 125 guests reception-style, or 75 guests for catered meals.

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Best Western Glengarry

This hotel offers 100% non-smoking rooms, free local calls, a heated indoor pool and Whirlpool, outdoor pool in summer, Sherlock's piano bar, free high speed Internet, and refrigerators and microwaves in all rooms. The air conditioned coffee shop, dining room and private dining room can hold up to approximately 150 people.

We have 12,000 sq. feet of convention space which can be divided into many configurations of small and larger rooms for a total of 500 people. We hold many private and business functions, corporate team meetings or major sales conventions to full-scale industry trade shows.

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SUPER 8 MOtel

The Super 8 Truro hotel offers dependable value and convenient proximity to beautiful attractions in Nova Scotia. Enjoy the comforts of our pet-friendly hotel, located just off Trans-Canada Highway 102 at Exit 13A. We offer affordable accommodations whether you are with us just one night or staying to enjoy the area.

Slip down our 80-foot water slide into the indoor heated pool, or soak in the hot tub. Connect with family and friends on free WiFi, then enjoy a free breakfast each morning. Our rooms feature 32" TVs. We offer accessible and non-smoking rooms, and free parking. Our hotel is eco-friendly, with a focus on saving electricity and water.

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Comfort Inn

The Comfort Inn Truro hotel offers a wide range of amenities including: free hot breakfast, free local calls and free weekday newspaper.

The Comfort Inn Truro provides special amenities to business travelers that include free high-speed Internet access, the business center and access to a copy and fax machine. Additional services include a currency exchange, valet cleaning and a convenience store.

The friendly guest service representatives at this Truro hotel are dedicated to providing a comfortable and convenient experience to guests visiting this wonderful part of Nova Scotia.

Debert hospitality centre

Set in the quiet rural village of Debert, the Debert Hospitality Centre is a uniquely designed, modern and fully equipped facility that specializes in conferences, events and other functions. 

We offer all the necessities for your next event whether it be a meeting or a special occasion. We provide accommodations, meeting and banquet rooms, as well as onsite and offsite catering. With our wheelchair accessible accommodations we are able to provide service to clients with mobility concerns.

Specializing in providing excellent customer services, with attention to individual requirements, the Debert Hospitality Centre provides a unique opportunity for corporate, educational and training functions, as well as many special events such as weddings, anniversaries and more!

Full catering services onsite and offsite for all your catering needs. With three Red Seal Chef's on staff we can develop any menu to meet your needs.

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Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus

DAL AC offers the small-town charm with all the amenities that you would expect from a large university campus. Located in Bible Hill, Nova Scotia, Dal’s Agricultural Campus is located just minutes from downtown Truro. Whether you need an intimate meeting room, a large theatre-style auditorium, food services, or comfortable accommodations – we have you covered. Our residences offer both traditional style rooms, as well as newly renovated spaces with upgraded in-room amenities. Each residence offers common space, that can be used to watch tv or for group meetings. In addition to the benefit of affordable rates, staying on campus ensures you’re close to meeting and event venues, both on campus and in the community.

Our services and amenities include: shared washroom & shower facilities, front desk operated daily from 8am - 10pm with 24 hour on-call service, free high-speed internet, lounges with cable TV, coin-operated laundry facilities, weekly linen service, on-site dining hall (subject to availability), free parking, access to Langille Athletic Centre.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TRANSPORTATION

 

Serving as a gateway to Atlantic Canada, with proximity to two international airports, Truro-Colchester is accessible for events with local, national and international scope.

 
 

Airports

Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) is a Canadian airport located in Enfield, NS, an area of Halifax. It serves Halifax, mainland Nova Scotia and adjacent areas in the neighbouring Maritime provinces. It is about a 40 minute drive from Truro. 

1 Bell Blvd, Enfield, NS B2T 1K2

Greater Moncton Roméo LeBlanc International Airport (YQM) is located in the city of Dieppe 4 miles from downtown Moncton, New Brunswick. It is about an hour and 40 minute drive from Truro.

777 Aviation Ave, Dieppe, NB E1A 7Z5


Train Station

Truro Station is an intercity railway station in Truro, NS. It is operated by Via Rail.

104 Esplanade St, Truro, NS B2N 2K3


Bus Station

Maritime Bus - serving Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI, Quebec and Maine, USA

280 Willow St, Truro, NS B2N 1B5

 

 

 

 

 

VOLUNTEERS

With an overall population of approximately 51,000, the Truro-Colchester community has always provided a strong and committed volunteer base. Truro’s volunteer rate is well above the provincial and national averages. In 2010, 59.7% of residents in the Truro area were involved in unpaid activities within a group or organization, almost 14% above the national average.