Pictou is a small town in Pictou County, Nova Scotia, Canada. Situated on the north-western shore of a natural harbour, it is most well-known for its claim to be the birthplace of new Scotland after the landing of the first settlers to come to Nova Scotia directly from Scotland in 1773. There are many old buildings to see, an attractive waterfront and several museums.
Speed demons coming from New Brunswick, Cape Breton or Halifax can get to Pictou quickly via the Trans-Canada Highway TCH 104 and the short connecting highway 106. A more leisurely drive from New Brunswick can be taken along Trunk 6.
It's the closest town in Nova Scotia to the Prince Edward Island ferry
- Walk - around town - it's only 2 km from one end of downtown to the other.
- Drive - around to the different attractions in Pictou County
- Cabs - a $5 cab ride gets you just about anywhere
- The Pictou Lobster Carnival in July
- The Hector Homecoming in September
Attractions and Monuments
- 1 deCoste Centre, 99 Water St, ☎ , toll-free: . Box Office: M-F 11:30AM-5PM. The local performing arts theatre.
- 2 Hector Heritage Quay (The Ship Hector), 33 Caladh Avenue, ☎ , e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. 10AM-4PM, May 30th-October 12th. The replica Ship Hector and the Hector Quay re-tells the story of the first wave of two hundred Scottish Highlanders who arrived in Pictou aboard the ship Hector, and pays a dramatic tribute to their proud Highland spirit. In addition to the full size replica of the Hector, the Quay also has an Interpretive Centre telling the story of these early settlers, a blacksmith shop, a carpentry shop as well as merchandise available on site. $8 Adults, $6 Seniors, $3 Students, $20 Family.
- 3 McCulloch House Museum, 86 Haliburton Rd, ☎ , e-mail: email@example.com. Museum (open June-September or by appointment) and genealogy centre.
- 4 Northumberland Fisheries Museum, 21 Caladh Ave, ☎ , e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Explore the heritage and culture of the fishing industry and boatbuilding. Adopt a lobster.
- 5 No. 2 Construction Battalion Monument, 87 Caladh Ave.
- 6 Pictou Railway Station (Intercolonial), 71 Front St.
- Pictou Waterfront
- The local Beaches
- Friendly locals
- The Pictou Lodge
- Historic Stone Buildings
- Water Street
Local Crafts. Also, there is a Sobeys Food & Drug Store near Highway 106.
- 1 Grohmann Knives, 116 Water Street, toll-free: . Locally-made knives for kitchen and outdoor uses.
- 2 Mrs. MacGregor's Shortbreads, 59 Water St, ☎ , e-mail: email@example.com. Bakery
- 1 Acropole Pizza and Donair, 8 Church St, ☎ .
- 2 Crown Pizza, 31 Front St, ☎ .
- 3 Sharon's Place, 12 Front St, ☎ .
Many fine Motels and Bed & Breakfast available
- 1 Customs House Inn, 38 Depot St, ☎ .
- 2 The Evening Sail Bed and Breakfast, 279 Denoon St, ☎ , toll-free: , e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Check-in: 4PM-6PM, check-out: 10AM. Seven non-smoking rooms. room $65-$120, breakfast +$15, additional person +$15.
- 3 Lionstone Inn and Cabins, 241 West River Rd, toll-free: . Check-in: 3PM, check-out: 11AM. Clean and comfortable accommodations, very close to PEI ferry terminal on a 3 acre park-like setting. Very good value for the money. $59-$99.
- 4 Pictou Lodge Beach Resort, 172 Lodge Rd, ☎ . Open during the tourist season only.
- 5 Willow House Inn, 11 Willow St, ☎ , toll-free: , e-mail: email@example.com. A bed and breakfast with four rooms and two suites. $70-$130.
|Routes through Pictou|
|Charlottetown ← ferry to Wood Islands (becomes ) ←||N S||→ New Glasgow → END|
|END ← Amherst ←||W E||→ END|