Trunk 6
Route information
Length136.4 km[1] (84.8 mi)
Major junctions
West end Hwy 104 (TCH) in Amherst
  Trunk 2 in Amherst
East end Hwy 106 (TCH) / Route 376 in Pictou
CountiesCumberland, Colchester, Pictou
TownsAmherst, Pictou
Highway system
Provincial highways in Nova Scotia
Trunk 4 Trunk 7

Trunk 6 is part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia's system of trunk highways. The route runs from Highway 104 exit 3 at Amherst to the rotary at Pictou, a distance of 136 kilometres (85 mi).[1] It is part of the Sunrise Trail, a designated tourist route.[2]

Route description

Nova Scotia Trunk 6 in the community of Toney River
Nova Scotia Trunk 6 in the community of Toney River

For most of its length Trunk 6 is a two lane highway with a speed limit of 80 km/h (50 mph). In communities, villages or towns the speed limit may drop to as low as 50 km/h (30 mph).

From Amherst, Trunk 6 goes in an easterly direction to the village of Port Philip, where it meets the Northumberland Strait. The route then follows the strait's shoreline through Pugwash, Wallace and Tatamagouche to the town of Pictou.[2]

Until the construction of Highway 106 in the late 1960s, Trunk 6 continued south to New Glasgow on the Alma Road and Trunk 4.


Major intersections[edit]

Hwy 104 (TCH) – Springhill, Truro, Halifax, New BrunswickHwy 104 exit 3; western terminus
2.81.7 Church Street (Trunk 2 east) to Route 204 – Springhill, OxfordSouth end of Trunk 2 concurrency
2.91.8 Lawrence Street (Trunk 2 west) / Havelock Street – Fort LawrenceNorth end of Trunk 2 concurrency
East Amherst3.62.2 Route 366 east – Tidnish, Lorneville, Prince Edward Island
Port Howe41.926.0 Route 366 west – Tidnish, Prince Edward Island
43.126.8 Route 301 south – Riverview, Oxford
↑ / ↓44.227.5Crosses the River Philip
Port Philip44.427.6 Route 321 south – Oxford, Springhill
Pugwash50.931.6Crosses the Pugwash River
Head of Wallace Bay58.736.5 Route 368 south – Oxford, Wentworth
Wallace Bridge64.239.9Crosses the Wallace River
Wallace67.642.0 Route 307 south – Wentworth, Folly Lake
ColchesterTatamagouche86.954.0 Route 246 south (Maple Avenue) – West New Annan, Wentworth
88.154.7 Route 311 south – Earltown, Truro
Brule Corner98.060.9 Route 326 south to Route 311 – Denmark, Earltown
PictouRiver John107.666.9Crosses the River John
Pictou136.484.83D Route 376 south to Route 256 – Lyons Brook, DurhamPictou Rotary
Signed as exit 3C to Trunk 6 west; eastern terminus; exit numbers follow Hwy 106
3E Hwy 106 (TCH) south to Hwy 104 (TCH) – New Glasgow, Truro, Cape Breton
3AWest River Road – Pictou
3B Hwy 106 (TCH) north – PEI Ferry
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Google (March 6, 2020). "Nova Scotia Trunk 6" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved March 6, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Nova Scotia Road Map (Map). 1:640,000. Province of Nova Scotia. 2019. §§ E-6, E-7, F-6, F-7, F-8, F-9.