Known as the “Birthplace of New Scotland”, the Town of Pictou is located on the Northumberland Shore. As host to Nova Scotia’s first wave of Scottish immigrants who landed aboard the Ship Hector in 1773, Pictou is a town with a rich sea-faring history.
Many visitors come by boat to Pictou to take advantage of the warm waters and calm seas of the Northumberland Strait. The Hector Heritage Quay Visitors Marina, on the Pictou waterfront, is a favourite destination among boaters and offers a central location from which to explore the town. Whether you come by boat or car, visitors will enjoy a wealth of pubs, museums, shops, inns and historic sites. Highlights included a full-scale replica of the Tall Ship Hector as well as an interpretive centre.
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