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Parks and Trails

Victoria Park

Victoria Park is one of Truro’s greatest assets. It is 3,000 acres of natural woodland right in the center of town. It’s extensive trail system makes it perfect for a family outing.

Activities you can do at Victoria Park:

  • hike
  • ride your bike
  • climb Jacob’s Ladder
  • play in the playground and splash pad
  • swim in the pool or waterfalls
  • have a picnic
  • listen to free concerts and performances
  • take in a family movie night in August
  • go snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and fat-biking in the winter

Cliffs of Fundy Geopark

The Cliffs of Fundy UNESCO Global Geopark stretches from Lower Truro in the east to Apple River in the west. Follow Highway 2 West or Highway 209 from Truro for about 165 kilometres. You can reach most of the geosites from these two roads.

The Geopark boasts three main features:

  • the world’s highest tides
  • Indigenous heritage
  • geological history


The Bay of Fundy has the highest tides in the world. The power of these tides has shaped our land. You can see
this when you visit many sites in the Geopark:

  • cliffs
  • estuaries
  • beaches
  • waterfalls
  • trails
  • lighthouses

Indigenous heritage

Nova Scotia is part of Mi’kma’ki, the unceded land of the Mi’kmaw people. The Mi’kmaq are the ancestral stewards of this place. They have lived along these shores for more than 11,000 years. We honour and respect their oral traditions and cultural heritage.

As part of Mi’kma’ki, the Geopark is the home of Kluskap and is steeped in his legends. These are some sites you can visit and learn their Mi’kmaw origin stories:

  • Five Islands
  • the Three Sisters
  • Partridge Island

Geological significance

The massive Cobequid Fault is just one of the geosites that display the Earth’s changing continents. Here, you can see how the supercontinent Pangea formed 300 million years ago. And how it broke apart 100 million years later.

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