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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 that the first wave of Scottish immigrants landed in 1773. Pictou offers diverse amenities, period homes on tree lined streets, and strong entrepreneurial spirit where residents enjoy a stable and prosperous economy.  Pictou is the best place to experience old-world charm and culture and present day hospitality.



Please note:  Regular Council Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 23rd.

Pictou Town Council Meeting Schedule -

Applications for a Building Permits, Sub-Division of Land or Fire Inspection - <more>

Water Utility Upgrades & Water Metering Program - <more>

Community Grants to Organizations, Town of Pictou (submission deadline May 9th) - <more>


The Marathon of Respect and Equality run will be celebrating 25 years in Pictou County on May 1st this year.....come out, celebrate and show your support this year.

WHAT'S NEW                                  
Kiosk Lease on Pictou Waterfront Ad <more>
Spring Recreation Programs Guide 2014 <more>
Pictou Recreation and Parks is now accepting applications for Summer Employment - <more>                 
Check out special events at the Library in April - <more>
Town Newsletter, Winter Issue <more>                 
2014 Town of Pictou Schedule of Events - <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:



Pictou Pool
     Check out what's happening at the pool ...
Pictou Recreation Aquatics at the Fisheries Training Pool offers
a full range of water based programs and training by certified
staff ready to welcome you to a first class facility. For more
detailed information
<visit here>


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. Pictou is known for our Scottish culture, coastal scenery, an award winning waterfront, the Ship "Hector", exciting festivals, and world class heritage attractions. 


Recreation Matters 

Children's development and their ability to succeed are influenced by experiences they encounter at home, at school and at play. Recreation and sport play an important role in contributing to positive development. The HIGH FIVE Program helps ensure every child has a positive experience.

Mayor's Welcome

The Mayor and Council are responsible for directing policy
and administration for the Town of Pictou. Leadership within the community has a long and rich history. Learn more about the leaders who helped shaped this historic town and read the Mayor's welcome.