40 Water Street, P.O. Box 640, Pictou, NS, B0K 1H0
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Birthplace of New Scotland

Living History. Lively Culture. Vibrant Town. Friendly People.

Welcome to Pictou

The Town of Pictou, located on the beautiful Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, is renowned as the "Birthplace of New Scotland" as it was here where the first wave of Scottish immigrants landed in 1773. Pictou offers diverse amenities, period homes on tree-lined streets, and strong entrepreneurial spirit. Pictou residents enjoy a relaxed lifestyle with a mixture of old world charm and culture together with modern facilities and friendly hospitality.

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    Mayor's Message

    Leadership within the community has a long and rich history. Learn more about the leaders who helped shaped our Town.

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    Investing in Our Community

    Pictou's quality of life balances the charm of small town living with bustling commerce and a myriad of business opportunities.


    Recreation & Aquatics

    Discover all the different ways to incorporate physical activity into your daily life in Pictou.

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    Pictou Water Utility

    Information on Pictou Water Utility and Upgrade Projects

What's New

Memorandum of Understanding - A New Approach to Municipal Governance and Operations in Pictou County. Looking for information and updates VISIT www.onepictoucounty.ca

Check out the Pictou Pool Winter Schedule for swims and water fitness classes. Schedule

The Town's Winter Newsletter is now available. To view, print, download follow this link

The Municipal Alcohol Project (MAP) engages communities throughout Nova Scotia in conversations about alcohol. It encourages us to explore why we drink and how we drink. Pictou County is in its second phase of MAP. Youth engagement and community collaboration are at the centre of this work. <more>

55 Plus Senior Games are coming to Pictou County 2015. It is with great pride that the Town of New Glasgow, The Municipality of the County of Pictou and DEANS (Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores) are working together to host the Nova Scotia 55+ Games in Pictou County September 17-19, 2015.

Highland Connect links you to sport, recreation and physical activity in Antigonish, Guysborough and Pictou Counties of Nova Scotia. Highland Connect supports healthier lifestyles for all. Check out the website at: www.highlandconnect.ca

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