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Event Venues

Truro Colchester has quality venues that are competitively priced and easily accessible via major highways. It’s the perfect central location for guests who want to make day trips around Nova Scotia, and it’s just 40 minutes from the Halifax Stanfield International Airport. Oh, and did we mention we have the BEST community volunteers who love helping out at special events?

From intimate theatres with comfortable seats to sprawling outdoor venues that offer on-site camping, there’s something for every event here in Truro Colchester … 

THE RECC (RATH EASTLINK COMMUNITY CENTRE)

Truro Colchester’s premiere recreation, fitness and events facility

  • Modern arena with 2,500 bowl seats
  • NHL-sized ice surface
  • Three-lane walking/jogging track
  • Aquatic centre featuring a therapeutic leisure pool and a competitive pool
  • Fitness and wellness centre & group exercise studio
  • Multipurpose rooms and community meeting spaces
  • Rock-climbing experience
  • Large open foyer

NSPE COMPLEX

A 65-acre venue with endless indoor and outdoor possibilities

  • Year-round operation with a unique floor plan spanning 65 acres
  • Home to a multitude of facilities capable of playing host to a variety of events, community groups, and long-term tenants
  • The oldest harness racing facilities in the country
  • The largest operator of horse racing in Nova Scotia.
  • On-site camping facilities
  • Regularly sought out by promoters representing some of the biggest acts and events from around the globe

CIVIC SQUARE

Everyone’s favourite year-round outdoor spot

  • Large, flexible open space right in the heart of downtown Truro
  • Ideal for gatherings of up to 2,000 people
  • Improved lighting that’s great for nighttime events
  • Integrated sound system for live music performances
  • Green grassy space in the summer
  • Charming outdoor skating rink in the winter
  • The “front yard” of the Truro Farmers’ Market and the Colchester East-Hants Public Library

COUGAR DOME

Domed 15,000 sq. ft. multi-sport facility

  • Six full-size tennis courts
  • 15,000sq. ft. portable synthetic turf surface, expandable as needed
  • Two-lane 260m synthetic track
  • Long and triple jump pits
  • 10-bay indoor golf range
  • Locker rooms, reception area, pro shop, meeting room
  • Open early morning through evening (with students accessing it free between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.)

MARIGOLD CULTURAL CENTRE

Intimate theatre setting with comfy chairs

  • 208-seat theatre with professional stage
  • Small art gallery
  • Workshop space for arts-in-education programming
  • Sports heritage hall
  • Concession area and a rentable boardroom

TAAC GROUNDS

The multi-sport outdoor facility with something for everyone

  • Centrally located in downtown Truro 
  • Quarter-mile five-lane running and walking track
  • Field event facilities
  • Football field
  • Senior baseball field
  • Playground
  • On-site three-level clubhouse building equipped with meeting space, washrooms, locker rooms and kitchen facilities