Town of Pictou
Hector Heritage Quay & Ship Hector Hector Heritage Quay & Ship Hector
Town of Pictou

Hector Heritage Quay

Open May 2014 
For inquiries please call 902.485.4371

"Winner of Attractions Canada Award 2002"

The Hector Heritage Quay is one of Nova Scotia's major cultural tourist attractions. Through the depiction of the story of Scottish migration to the New World, the Hector Heritage Quay introduces visitors to the history and culture of the area. A series of imaginative and informative displays retell the story of the Ship Hector voyage in 1773. The centerpiece of the attraction is a full scale reproduction of the ship Hector. This three masted, fully rigged ship is found on Pictou's historic waterfront. Hear the sizzling sounds of the working blacksmith's forge, and the rhythm of the mallets and chisels of the ship's carpenters. Also on location, the Ship Hector Company Story featuring items built on site and official memorabilia.

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Open Hours

May-June                           11:00 am-5:00 pm

July-August                         9:00 am-7:00 pm
September-October         11:00 am-5.00 pm 

What Our Visitors Experienced...

"This has been an amazing history lesson. We learned a great deal about the early settlers and all of us count our blessings in this trip. Thank you."


"Our fifth visit. The video is so touching. Thank you for preserving and bringing the Hector back to Pictou."


"Amazing what a small town can accomplish when they put their minds to it. Congratulations!!"


"Great displays, well done. Lots of hard work went into this and its shows. Now I understand how Nova Scotia got its name and the people who made it what it is today."

                                                                            - Visitors to Hector Heritage Quay -


Location & Contact


The Hector Heritage Quay and Ship Hector are located on the Pictou waterfront at

33 Caladh Avenue. 

Hector Heritage Quay 
PO Box 2015, Pictou, Nova Scotia   B0K 1H0
Ph: (902) 485-4371   Fax: 902-485-1701