Onslow, Nova Scotia

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Onslow, Nova Scotia is located in Nova Scotia
Onslow, Nova Scotia
Onslow in Nova Scotia
Onslow Township marker

Onslow is a rural, unincorporated Canadian community in central Colchester County, Nova Scotia. The community is located along the north bank of the Salmon River, opposite the town of Truro and is largely a farming area. The region was first settled by Europeans as Onslow Township (1761).

An important highway interchange is located in the community, where Highway 102 terminates at Highway 104.

Onslow is home to Central Colchester Junior High School, operated by the Chignecto-Central Regional School Board. Onslow also contains a small corner store, a John Deere dealership and a volunteer fire department. In the fall and spring, migrating Canada geese are attracted to the farmlands. Onslow is geographically situated in an area with high winds, making it an excellent location for wind turbines. Some farmers in the area have chosen to erect wind turbines to power their farm(s).

Nova Scotia Power has a power distribution point in Onslow where it interconnects the Halifax Regional Municipality with Cape Breton, South Shore and New Brunswick Power Transmission System.[1]


Coordinates: 45°23′15.1″N 63°18′16.5″W / 45.387528°N 63.304583°W / 45.387528; -63.304583