You’ve made one of the biggest decisions so far in your life: to go to university. You’ve also made one of the best decisions by choosing Dal and the Faculty of Agriculture. I’m sure you’ve done your research into the awesome campus, classes, and profs, so let me tell you why you’ll fall in love with the Truro and Bible Hill area. And I guarantee you will.
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The “Hub” of Nova Scotia
Truro is known as the “Hub” of Nova Scotia because of its central location in Nova Scotia and the major highways that intersect in the area. It truly is a bustling spot! Although the Truro and Bible Hill area may be small, home to approximately 17,500 people, it features a vibrant community full of fun things to do! Look for the giant Glooscap statue beside the highway, overlooking the Indigenous lands that Truro and Dal AC call home, and you’ll know you’re almost at campus!
The great outdoors anyone?
For outdoor enthusiasts, you won’t need to travel very far. On campus, students can admire the beautiful Salmon River along the Cobequid Walking Trail. Truro also boasts the beautiful 3,000-acre Victoria Park located right downtown (only a 10–15 minute walk from campus). The park features two sets of waterfalls, walking trails, picnic tables, an outdoor pool, and is often the location for different festivals and events. In the winter, snowshoeing by the frozen waterfalls is a must!
Truro is also home to the beautiful Bay of Fundy that features beautiful look-offs and tidal bore rapids twice a day (when the incoming ocean tide creates waves that flow up the Salmon River against the current). We recommend whitewater rafting them if you’re up for the challenge!
Local eats and treats
You’ll quickly learn that Truro prides itself on supporting local. Whether that be through locally sourced burgers at Hub Grub, local ingredients at Lokal Resto and Market, or through the weekly Truro Farmers Market. When you want to grab a coffee or satisfy your sweet tooth, grab a book and enjoy a fabulous drink or homemade treat at NovelTea Bookstore Cafe or Jimolly’s Bakery Cafe.
A strong connection to the arts
For music and art lovers, the Marigold Cultural Centre is the place to be. The Centre features art shows every month and great musical talent. Truro is also home to the Truro Music Festival which is the third-oldest music festival in North America and has been a tradition for nearly 90 years!
Take advantage of the Dal Agricultural Campus Community as your guide. Every Aggie (yes, that’s what we’re called) has their own favourite activity and is eager to share—especially me! I can’t wait to see you on campus!
Rocky loves to run wild in Victoria Park.