Experience Pictou

The people of Pictou take pride in a colourful past and an unparalleled quality of life. While you're here, take some time to enjoy what we have to offer.

We boast the most developed waterfront between Halifax and Sydney, Nova Scotia. Come experience our historic Scottish architecture, beaches, trails, museums, restaurants, shops and friendly people.

The Summer Sounds Musical series is held at the deCoste Performing Arts Centre every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings from early July until the end of August featuring local and Nova Scotia talent. In addition to a weekend Market, the Pictou Seaside Marketplace also offers historic walking tours, bike rentals, entertainment and more on the waterfront during the week.

Explore our 5 beaches within a short 30 minute drive where you will experience some of the warmest waters north of the Carolinas; Caribou Munroe Provincial Park, Melmerby Beach Provincial Park, Powell's Point Provincial Park, Rushton's Beach Provincial Park and Waterside Beach Provincial Park.

Caribou Munroe Provincial Park
Melmerby Beach Provincial Park
Powell's Point Provincial Park
Rushton's Beach Provincial Park
Waterside Beach Provincial Park

Pictou's Annual Festivals

Celebrating the Land and Sea

Pictou Destinations

Celebrating Heritage
Hector Heritage Quay
McCulloch House Museum & Genealogy Centre
Northumberland Fisheries Museum

Experience Pictou

Visit Pictou's Tourism website to see more
Experience Pictou