Welcome to the Newly Renovated Comfort Inn, Truro!
A New Level of Comfort!
The Comfort Inn Truro hotel offers a wide range of amenities including:
- free hot breakfast
- free local calls
- 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 conveneint experience to guest visiting this wonderful part of Nova Scotia.
Truro is located at the tidal lowlands in Central Nova Scotia, Canada, and is nicknamed “The Hub of Nova Scotia,” originally for the railway and now for provincial highway networks.
While you’re here you will want to visit the natural phenomenon seen in few parts of the world- The Tidal Bore. In fact the town was originally called Cobequid by the Mi’kmaq, which means “place of the rushing water.” The Bay of Fundy is noted for having the highest tides in the world. Twice daily a wave of water rushes from the Minus Basin to fill the channel of the Salmon River in a matter of minutes. As it reaches the very head of the bay, the advancing tide becomes a wave varying from just a ripple to several feet in height, and this wave is called a “tidal bore,” continues up the river which empties into a bay, Thus, we have a phenomenon of a river changing the flow before your eyes, as the bore rushes in over the outgoing river water.
The height of the tidal bore increases with the range of the tide, which in turn, varies with the phases of the moon. The best time to view the tidal bore is during a full moon or a new moon. For an exciting day trip, ask about the various white water rafting tours available on the Shubenacadie River. Exhilarating upriver excursions take you over the tidal bore, a definite memory maker. Be prepared to get wet.
In 1875, the village was incorporated as a town. At that time, it already had an active Fire Brigade; the first kerosene oil had been developed from Debert-Belmont coal; a water system was introduced and shortly afterward, the first ribbed-knit underwear was being manufactured at Stanfields; the first condensed milk factory in Canada opened; the first railway workers union was organized; and the first school of agriculture in Atlantic Canada opened in 1885. In 1888, Truro was the first town to have incandescent lighting in homes and offices.
Located in central Nova Scotia, approximately 100 km northeast of Halifax, today's visitors can find their way to the region via several scenic routes.
ARRIVE BY SEA
When travelling from Prince Edward Island by ferry drive aboard and relax on the MV Confederation or the MV Holiday Island. Ferry crossing between Wood Islands, P.E.I. and Caribou, Nova Scotia. Northumberland Ferries Limited , starting May 1st. For more information and schedules visit: www.ferries.ca
ARRIVE BY LAND
Driving from Halifax
Take Highway # 102 from Halifax and head northeast. Take Exit # 14
Driving from New Brunswick or Cape Breton
Take Highway # 104 to exit # 15 and next 3 exits are the Town of Truro.