Make Death Wait

We had the awful news today that two of my friends lost their husbands to heart attacks last night. These men were just 40 & 43 years old. We already have had a promotion on this month, that if you donate up to $50 to the Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation, we will issue you a charitable receipt for your income tax and also take that amount off your room charge. We’ve changed our terms and are now accepting donations for amounts up to and above the full room charge during the month of February.  Stay. Donate. #makedeathwait


Have a Heart

We, at the Belgravia Bed & Breakfast, have been partners with the Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation since 2005. Each year, during the month of February (Heart Month), canvassers go door-to-door in neighbourhoods across the province, collecting donations.  When they are finished, volunteers drop their kits off to our property for pick up. This year, however, we are taking things a step further…

For every stay at the Belgravia Bed & Breakfast during the rest of the month of February, we will be accepting donations (cash or cheque) for the Nova Scotia Heart & Stroke Foundation. Not only will you receive a charitable donation receipt which can be used for income tax purposes, but we will take the amount of your donation off the price of your room!

For example, a:

These prices include our tasty, heart-smart, full breakfast!

Both D’Arcy & I have family members & friends whose lives have been affected by heart disease or stroke, so we are thrilled to be able to offer this special for the month of February – heart month. We’re hoping to be successful enough that this will become an annual event for us!

Please call toll-free 1-866-877-9900, or locally (902) 893-7100, to make your reservation. This offer ends on March 1st, 2012.

Have a heart! ❤

Discount Car Rentals and the Belgravia – added value!

We are excited to announce that we have recently partnered with Discount Car & Truck Rentals to provide added value and savings to our guests.   This summer, when booking a rental car, if you give our name (Belgravia Bed & Breakfast) or Account Code: CC4748, you will then qualify for our custom VIP rates which can be up to 40% off regular rental car prices.  Not only do you receive a discounted rate with this code, but passenger vehicles also include unlimited kilometers – up to 4000 per month!

Discount Car & Truck Rentals is a proudly Maritime owned and operated company and a TIANS member so we are delighted to be working with them.  To book a rental vehicle with Discount, please call: 310-RENT (7368) from anywhere in Atlantic Canada and 1-888-636-9333 from anywhere else in North America.  Their website , for anyone trying to book a rental from overseas can be found by clicking here:

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Wendy Nielsen & Truro Cantabile with Peter Tiefenbach – May 1st

On this Saturday night, May 1st, the Marigold Cultural Centre is presenting Wendy Nielsen & Truro Cantabile Singers with Peter Tiefenbach at First United Church.  Wendy stayed with us a few years ago when she was in Truro, adjudicating the Truro Music Festival.  She is both a beautiful person and artist and we highly recommend this performance!

We are offering a package for Saturday night, May 1st, which includes a welcoming bottle of Nova Scotian wine, one night overnight accommodation, two tickets to the Wendy Nielsen, Truro Cantabile Singers and Peter Tiefenbach concert, and a gourmet breakfast for two on Sunday morning.  $140 + HST per couple.

To make reservations which are required, please phone our toll-free number – 1-866-877-9900, or email us at belgravia @ eastlink. ca

We look forward to seeing you both here and at the concert!

Winter fun!

I love this time of year!  There are so many fun outdoor activities to choose from and this weekend’s weather looks like it will be just about perfect:  Sunny skies and forecasted temperatures of -5*C.

We are lucky, living in Central Nova Scotia, to be surrounded by fantastic spots to spend a winter’s day.  Victoria Park, right here in Truro is a 1000 acre wonderland, perfect for hiking or cross-country skiing.  We are always pleased to have a cozy fire for our guests to cozy up in front of after spending the day at the park!

Sugar Moon Farm,   just a 30 minute drive from The Belgravia, is an award-winning year-round Maple Syrup Farm.  They offer tours of the facilities and also have wonderful trail through the Sugar Woods to hike, ski or snowshoe.  There are weekend sleigh rides and they even rent snowshoes!  Each month has its own “Chef’s Night” featuring some of Nova Scotia’s finest culinary talents.  Next month, February, in honor of Valentine’s Day, they are offering this culinary treat twice – Friday, February 5th and Friday, February 12th. We have had many guests over the years who have stayed with us and then gone to Sugar Moon for the chef’s night and they always come back raving about the experience – it’s even more fun when you bring along some friends and stay with us!

When I was growing up here in Truro, I would spend every weekend (and day off school!) at Ski Wentworth which boasts some of the most varied and challenging terrain in the Maritimes.   Click HERE for photos of fun times at Ski Wentworth.  We’ve put together a package of winter fun, enabling you to hit the slopes by day and relax by one of The Belgravia’s warm fires by night. Discover the snowy playgrounds of Cumberland County. This action packed weekend ($274.95 + HST per couple) includes:

  • 2 Nights of Rest and Relaxing Accommodation
  • 2 Healthy Gourmet Breakfasts for Two
  • 2 All-day lift tickets for Ski Wentworth
  • Nova Scotia Delicacies in front of the fireplace after your day of winter adventuring

This weekend, I’ll be running the B&B mostly on my own while D’Arcy participates in a Curling Tournament at the Truro Curling Club with a group of other teachers. I suspect that with the exception of two basketball games, most of my weekend will take place outside on D’Arcy’s pride & joy our own skating rink.  When you come to stay, be sure to bring your skates for a trip around the Belgravia’s 28′ x 45′ outdoor rink, complete with benches & chiminea!

To book your reservations with us to stay one night or to enjoy one of our packages, please call us toll-free (866) 877-9900 or send us an email: belgravia @

We still have tables left for each evening of our Valentine’s Dinner with Chef Daniel Creelman.

For more information on our Bed & Breakfast, we invite you to explore our website:

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at the Belgravia Bed & Breakfast

With Chef Daniel Creelman

Saturday, February 13th and Sunday, February 14th, 2010

7 p.m.

5 Broad Street, Truro, Nova Scotia


To Start

Atlantic Lobster Cake

Drizzled with Roasted Red Pepper Cream


Mixed Greens

With Roasted Pear & Blue Cheese


Butternut Squash Bisque


Haddock Stuffed With Scallops & Asparagus

Served with Shrimp Cream Sauce


Chicken Stuffed with Crab

Served with Saffron Cream


Beef Tenderloin

Served with Wild Mushroom Demi-Glace


Whiskey Chocolate Fallen Cake

Coffee & Tea

$ 55.00/Person + 15% Gratuity

Reservations Required – please call (902) 893-7100 or email

Room Package including one night’s accommodation for two, five-course dinner for two, breakfast for two and a bottle of Jost Winery’s “Prost” Sparkling Wine $239 + HST