40 Water Street, P.O. Box 640, Pictou, NS, B0K 1H0
contact us info@townofpictou.ca


Town of Pictou

Birthplace of New Scotland


Vibrant Waterfront


Thank You to Our Essential Workers

Northern Nova Scotia's Premier Presenter of the Arts

deCoste Entertainment Centre


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.

What's New

New WELCOME HOME GUIDE - Are you new to the area, relocating yourself, your family or your business to Pictou County? This guide takes a “live like a local” approach to introducing all aspects of our community – from community geography, to local lingo, to where to find business supports – we’ve got you covered! Visit the LINKS page under the COMMUNITY menu above.

LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES? Would you like to make a difference in your community? There are a variety of volunteer opportunities in the Town of Pictou to fit your interests, skills and schedule. Find out more on how to become involved by visiting: https://www.townofpictou.ca/community-guide/volunteering/ Currently looking for interested citizens to become a member of the Pictou Recreation and Parks Committee

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

ANNOUNCING the JUST ASK Initiative - The Pictou Pharmasave, along with some passionate members of the community, are looking to improve the access here. Women of all ages can visit the store and JUST ASK to receive their free feminine hygiene product. The owner, Glenn Hicks, and staff look forward to introducing this new initiative. Monetary or product donations are welcomed from the public, Pictou Pharmasave will match it if purchased in store.

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