Tourism Recommendations

The Belgravia is pleased to welcome tourists to Nova Scotia and the Truro area.

The Belgravia is an enchanting home and the perfect place to call homebase as you explore the beautiful attractions and day trips Truro has to offer.

Truro is renowned for being the hub of Nova Scotia, and also the home of the world famous Tidal Bore. Truro's natural beauty and rural town hospitality makes it an excellent place to call home while you explore your surroundings. After that, if you're interested in visiting the entertainment and economic centre of the Maritimes, the city of Halifax is just a one hour drive away.

To make planning your stay with us the most complete it can be, we've compiled a list of day-trips which may be of use in planning your adventures.

If you have any questions, your hosts at The Belgravia (Anne & D'Arcy) would be pleased to help. We can help you plan your trip with suggestions as to where you can find the best that Truro has to offer. Please don't hesitate to ask!

Explore some recommended day-trips:

Eastern Shore

Fundy North Shore

Northumberland Strait

Tidal Bore Rafting

Tatamagouche NS

Additional Attractions in Central Nova Scotia

Great Outdoors:

Five Islands Provincial Park - Discover how the mythical god Glooscap created the beautiful Five Islands of Fundy.

Thomas Cove Coastal Reserve - Enjoy birding and a leisurely stroll along these fantastic coastal trails.

Economy Falls Wilderness Trails - Explore an extensive network of hiking trails and discover a beautiful waterfall.

Ward's Falls Hiking Trail - Hike to yet another picturesque waterfall in the area.

Cape D'or - Site of one of the most scenic lighthouses in Nova Scotia.

Cape Chignecto Provincial Park, Advocate Harbour - Visit Nova Scotia's largest and most scenic Provincial Park featuring some of the most amazing coastal hiking trails in Canada.

Tidal Bore Rafting, Urbania/Maitland - Enjoy a scenic drive to the incredible Shubenacadie River to experience the power of the Fundy Tides and the ride of your life!


Various Courses Are Available - Great golf is never too far away in Nova Scotia. A wide selection of courses may be found in the Truro area.

Unique Shopping:

Economy Bazaar - A great stop for locally made arts and crafts.

That Dutchman's Cheese Farm, Upper Economy - High on a hill is a stately cheese farm overlooking the Bay where you'll find great gouda, a gift shop, restaurant, walking trails and unique farm animals.

Masstown Market, Masstown - Visitor Information, restaurant, ice cream, bakery, groceries, fresh produce, gift shop - the Masstown Market offers a wonderful shopping experience.

Antique Shops, Glenholme/Great Village - Visit several antique shops in the area to find a truly unique souvenir.

Dominion Chair Company and Bass River General Store, Bass River - Aside from being home to the local liquor, wine and beer store, this is a wonderful stop for those searching a one of a kind treasure.

Parrsboro Rock & Mineral Shop and Museum, Parrsboro - Have a chat with Eldon George, discoverer of the world's smallest dinosaur footprints, view his collection of fossils, minerals, and seashells or purchase a souvenir or prospector supplies.

Arts & Culture:

Joy Laking Gallery, Portapique - Joy Laking is a renowned watercolor artist whose work and gallery are definitely worth stopping for.

Raspberry Bay Stone economuseum, Bass River - Along with gardens and a quaint gift shop you may catch stone mason Heather Lawson at work creating her fantastic stone carvings.

Ships Company Theatre, Parrsboro - Enjoy professional live theatre aboard the M.V. Kipawo in Parrsboro.

Destination Gallery - Take in a delightful art gallery in the heart of Parrsboro featuring paintings by Taylor Remond.

Artware Studio, Diligent River - Discover the talents of ceramic artist Krista Wells.

Anne Murray Centre, Springhill - Visit the hometown of Anne Murray in the town of Springhill where you'll enjoy a fitting tribute of the world class achievements of this singing superstar.


Bass River Museum, Bass River - Learn the history of a community famed for its chair making.

Cobequid Interpretive Centre, Economy - Visit the interpretive centre and World War II observation tower to learn about local history, geology, and attractions.

Fundy Geological Museum, Parrsboro - Take a guided tour to discover a world of fossils, stones, and dinosaur bones and learn why the Bay of Fundy is a geologist's paradise.

Ottawa House By the Sea Museum, Parrsboro - As the Former summer home of an early Prime Minister of Canada, Sir Charles Tupper, Ottawa House shares local history from its beautiful seaside setting.

Age of Sail Centre, Port Greville - In a reconstructed lighthouse the Age of Sail Centre retells the tales of a once booming shipbuilding heritage.