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Music, Theatre, Arts, Events, & Culture

Festivals and Events 2017

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Town of Pictou Visit

Tall Ships Regatta 2017

June 30 - July 2, 2017


Home of the Ship Hector

A Living History Attraction

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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    Information on Pictou Water Utility and Upgrade Projects

What's New

Tall Ships 2017Regatta will be visiting Pictou June 30 - July 2nd. The Port of Pictou will welcome 5 Tall Ships during Canada Day. Celebrate Canada 150th in Pictou!! Here is a list of ships that will be at the Port of Pictou. https://www.sailonboard.com/port/southern-gulf-guest-ports/ The Bluenose will be staying in port following the Tall Ships visit on July 3rd and will be open for tours and cruises. Details on how to book tickets can be fou

The Pictou Fisheries Training Pool is conducting a survey of residents and users of our pool facility. Please take a few moments to complete our survey, your input is important to us. We thank you for your time to help us improve our services and facility. SURVEY

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>

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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