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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.

Nova Scotia Itinerary - Truro - New Glasgow

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.

North of the highway, bout midway is the Gully Lake Wilderness Area which protects a patch of Cobequid Mountain woodlands, with gardwood and mixed forest hills (with  mature sugar maple, yellow birch and red spruce)  rise to more than 300 metres above sea level. The area is home to endangered mainland moose, and other species, The waters here drain through tributary streams, primarily south into Truro’s Salmon River.

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..

Wind Turbine near Truro, Nova Scotia - sliver

Elevation Chart - Truro to New Glasgow

Elevation Charts -Truro to New Glasgow

Trans-Canada Highway Itinerary Map

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Itinerary Details

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

 

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

 

2 Crossing Skinner Brook 13.7

 

6 Exit 20 N to Hwy 4 and Green Hill Prov Park 62.2

 

13.9 Crossing Miller Brook 41.5

 

14 Exit 19 N to Hwy 4 & Salt Springs Prov Park (1 km), camping, S to W River East Side Rd 40.2

 

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

 

32 Crossing River, flows north to Hingley Lake 93.6

 

35 Exit 18 Stevens Cross Rd, N to Hwy 4, S to Riversdale 168.6

 

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

 

50 Crossing North River / Salmon River (Truro)  15.5

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

4 Crossing North River / Salmon River (Truro)  15.5

 

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

 

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

 

19 Exit 18 Stevens Cross Rd, N to Hwy 4, S to Riversdale 168.6

 

22 Crossing River, flows north to Hingley Lake 93.6

 

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

 

40 Exit 19 N to Hwy 4 & Salt Springs Prov Park (1 km), camping, S to W River East Side Rd 40.2

 

40.1 Crossing Miller Brook 41.5

 

48 Exit 20 N to Hwy 4 and Green Hill Prov Park 62.2

 

52 Crossing Skinner Brook 13.7

 

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

 

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

 

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