Shubanacadie Farmland in central Nova Scotia

Why Travel between Truro and New Glasgow?

This is a short hop, from Truro on the Fundy shore (and a great point to detour to Halifax) to New Glasgow on the Northumberland Strait, where you can take the ferry to Prince Edward Island. This route goes through productive farm country and some forests re-growing on the hilltops.

New Glasgow's scenic Waterfront

Here is the itinerary for the 56 km along Route #104 from Truro to New Glasgow, Nova Scotia:

Truro's beautiful Victoria Park FallsThe Trans-Canada between Truro and New Glasgow moves through a slight hilly transition into the Pictou Lowlands and the Northumberland Strait.

This area was settled early and much preferred for gentle river access to inland pine stands. The fertile farmlands along the West River were settled early on, but those lands that needed to be cleared of forests were less fertile and were not economic until the advent of commercial fertilizers in the 1950s.

Exit 22 takes you to the PEI Ferry run by Northumberland Ferries..

Elevation Chart - Truro to New Glasgow

Elevation Charts -Truro to New Glasgow

Trans-Canada Highway Itinerary Map

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0Exit 22 N to Hwy 106, town of Pictou (14 km), ferry to PEI (19 km) (Pictou) 51.5

 

1Exit 21 to Pictou Rd (Hwy 4), N to Alma, Greenhill PP, S to route 289 and Westville (5 km), services (Pictou) 50.9

 

2Crossing Skinner Brook13.7

 

6Exit 20 N to Hwy 4 and Green Hill Prov Park62.2

 

13.9Crossing Miller Brook41.5

 

14Exit 19 N to Hwy 4 & Salt Springs Prov Park (1 km), camping, S to W River East Side Rd40.2

 

28Exit 18A, access to Hwy 4, W to Kemptown (4 km), E to Mount Thom (2 km)186.2

 

32Crossing River, flows north to Hingley Lake93.6

 

35Exit 18 Stevens Cross Rd, N to Hwy 4, S to Riversdale168.6

 

44Exit 17 to Hwy 4 (Pictou Rd ) and Salmon River Rd, SE on #4 into Truro (Truro) 55.2

 

50Crossing North River / Salmon River (Truro) 15.5

 

50underpass for route 311 (no access), N to North River, S to Bible Hill (Truro) 17.1

 

54Exit 15 to Hwy 102, S to Truro, Halifax, E to new Glasgow (Truro) 34.1

 

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0Exit 15 to Hwy 102, S to Truro, Halifax, E to new Glasgow (Truro) 34.1

 

4Crossing North River / Salmon River (Truro) 15.5

 

4underpass for route 311 (no access), N to North River, S to Bible Hill (Truro) 17.1

 

10Exit 17 to Hwy 4 (Pictou Rd ) and Salmon River Rd, SE on #4 into Truro (Truro) 55.2

 

19Exit 18 Stevens Cross Rd, N to Hwy 4, S to Riversdale168.6

 

22Crossing River, flows north to Hingley Lake93.6

 

26Exit 18A, access to Hwy 4, W to Kemptown (4 km), E to Mount Thom (2 km)186.2

 

40Exit 19 N to Hwy 4 & Salt Springs Prov Park (1 km), camping, S to W River East Side Rd40.2

 

40.1Crossing Miller Brook41.5

 

48Exit 20 N to Hwy 4 and Green Hill Prov Park62.2

 

52Crossing Skinner Brook13.7

 

53Exit 21 to Pictou Rd (Hwy 4), N to Alma, Greenhill PP, S to route 289 and Westville (5 km), services (Pictou) 50.9

 

54Exit 22 N to Hwy 106, town of Pictou (14 km), ferry to PEI (19 km) (Pictou) 51.5

 

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