City of Halifax and the Town of Truro

The provincial capital and the "Hub of Nova Scotia".

City of Halifax and the Town of TruroSituated at the head of the Salmon River, near the entrance to the Cobequid Bay, the area around Truro was originally called "Wagobagitik" by the local Mi’kmaq inhabitants. The name has been interpreted as meaning "end of the water's flow" or “the bay runs far up”, in reference to the world’s highest tides rising up from the Bay of Fundy. Acadian settlers, arriving in the early 1700s, transformed that name into Cobequid. It wasn’t until after the expulsion of the Acadians that settlers of Scots-Irish descent named the town after the city of Truro in Cornwall, England.

Truro had always been an important junction for travelers in Nova Scotia. However, the town’s importance increased dramatically with the construction of the Nova Scotia Railway between Halifax and Pictou in 1858, the Intercolonial Railway in 1872 and its connection to the Annapolis Valley’s Dominion Atlantic Railway at the turn of the 20th century. It became a hub not just for goods and passengers but for industry as well, such as the Truro Woolen Mills, which later became Stanfield’s. Today, Truro continues to act as the center of Nova Scotia’s travel network, situated near the junction of the Trans Canada Highway and the main highway connection to Halifax.

City of Halifax and the Town of TruroVisitors have been falling in love with Halifax for more than 250 years. While Halifax and surrounding communities were united as the Halifax Regional Municipality in 1996, it remains the capital of Nova Scotia and the largest urban centre in the Atlantic Provinces. Halifax combines the international appeal of a major port city and naval base with the youthful spirit of a university town and the culture and heritage of one of Canada’s most historic communities.

Halifax has been a port of call for ages, starting when the Mi’kmaq would spend the summers camping and fishing from its shoreline. They called the area “Jipugtug”, which would later become Anglicized as Chebucto, meaning “the biggest harbour”. It was that large, ice-free harbour – the second largest in the world – and its military advantages that would attract the British to establish a colony and fort in 1749.

City of Halifax and the Town of TruroSightseeing flights are offered in one of our Cessna 172 aircraft that will carry up to three passengers (maximum total passenger weight is 500 lbs).

It is useful to book ahead as aircraft are rented on a first come first serve basis.

Pleasure flights are conducted only in good weather and so if conditions are poor at the time of the scheduled flight we will do our best to reschedule.

Visitors are always very welcome and so feel free to come out and look around the club at any time and talk to our manager and pilots.

All tours provide great photo opportunities!

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Press the "play" button in the above video to view some of the incredible scenery you will experience on this flight!

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