02
May
09

Day 211 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: Truro, Nova Scotia

Truro

(2006 population 11,765 [1]; urban area population 22,777 [1], conglomeration area population 45,777[2]) is a town in central Nova Scotia, Canada. Truro is the shire town of Colchester County and is located on the south side of the Salmon River floodplain, close to the river’s mouth at the eastern end of Cobequid Bay.


Motto: Begun In Faith, Continued In Determination
Truro is located in Nova Scotia

Location of Truro in Nova Scoti

A Welcome to Truro mural greets Via Rail travellers at the train station.truro-welcome-to-truro-sign

A father and son take a morning stroll in Victoria park, a 1000 acre old growth forest in the heart or Truro. Possibly Canada’s largest old growth forest with a city. Natural areas this size are nowadays are unheard of.

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I met this family while walking in Victoria park, they were heading home after a morning of fishing for speckled trout.

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A straight staircase jets into the sky from the river valley near Waddell falls.

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The Waddell Falls in the nucleus of Victoria park.

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Young boys try their luck at fishing for trout just below the Waddell falls.

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The 22nd “bless the bikers” biker rally was held in Truro, right in Victoria park with over 300 bikers travelling from across Nova Scotia. This wasn’t a drink fest or anything like that, but more of an opportunity to get together and see old friends and of course the bikes. I snapped away freely and made plenty of new friends. The atmosphere was upbeat and everyone was open to a new face, even if you didn’t have a bike.

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A moment of silence for the bikers killed in the past year in accidents across Nova Scotia.

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Heading Out For the Bike Parade

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He might look rough and tough, but he was very soft spoken.

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Dennis travelled from Halifax with his daughter to attend the rally.

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Starting the Bike Parade

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Checking Out the Bikes

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Showing Off Some Amazing Bikes

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Two very different biker couples.

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Horsing around and having some together time with friends is really what the bike rallies are all about.

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The Truro skate park looked more like a bike park, with the bikes out numbering the skateboards ten to one.

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Undoubtedly Dumb!

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Faces From Truro

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Oldtimers of Truro

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I met Todd and ended up visiting with him several times on his deck over looking Victoria park.

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Don and Jackie celebrate Don’s birthday at their home in Truro. “I’m older then dirt” Don explains when I ask how old he is.

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Wendal has been collecting floats for ten years throughout Nova Scotia.

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Flag OF The Day

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1 Response to “Day 211 of a 365-Day Portrait of Canada: Truro, Nova Scotia”


  1. 1 John MacLean
    July 22, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Love your pictures. Really looks like our town. Come back anytime, there is more to see.


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