40 Water Street, P.O. Box 640, Pictou, NS, B0K 1H0
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Town of Pictou

Birthplace of New Scotland

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


Home of the Ship Hector

A Living History Attraction

September 25-28, 2014

Contact East 2014

Atlantic Canada's Performing Arts Conference

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.

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    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

CLEAR THE AIR Concert September 9, 2014 PICTOU WATERFRONT at 6:30pm An Urgent Call for immediate government action to control pulp mill pollution. Great line up of performers...... details here

CHAIR YOGA - Pictou Recreation and Parks is now accepting registration for a 6 week class to be held on Tuesdays beginning September 16th from 2-3 pm at the Oddfellows Activity Room. The fee is $40 and the instructor will be Rachael MacLean. Chair Yoga is a wonderful and uplifting program for all ages and abilities. This class will invite you to connect with breath and movement to improve your range of motion, flexibility and strength. Join u

34th ANNUAL TERRY FOX RUN - Sunday, September 14th from 2-4 pm at the Visitors Marina on Pictou Waterfront. Inspired by a dream, grounded in tradition, volunteer driven. The Annual run in Canada is usually hosted on the second Sunday after Labour Day, the month chosen by Terry to reflect when he had to stop running and when Canadians had to start. Grab your T-Shirt, Shorts, Sneakers and your Friends and come out to support Terry's Dream!!!! Yo

Photography Course - we are now accepting registration for an 8 week Photography Class which will begin on Tuesday, Sept. 16th. The class will be from 7-9 pm at the Pictou Elementary Library, fee is $75 and the instructor will be Len Cheverie. Pre-registration is required so register early to avoid disappointment. For further info or to register call Pictou Recreation and Parks at 485-4372.

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. Pictou Recreation and Parks will be hosting a number of "TRY IT" Sessions over the next year, keep watch for details.

New Tennis Courts NOW OPEN - click here for more information <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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