Coordinates: 45 40' 34.52"N 62 42' 37.54"W
Visitors to Pictou can travel by land, sea, air or rail. Click on the map for a larger, printable view.
Trans Canada Highway 104, and take exit 22 to TCH 106, The Town of Pictou is 17 km from exit 22.
Highways from all points in the U.S. and Canada join the Trans Canada Highway from New Brunswick into Nova Scotia. Greyhound runs from New York and Voyageur from Montreal connects with SMT Bus Lines in New Brunswick, which connects with Acadian Lines for points in Nova Scotia. Via-Rail Canada provides transcontinental train service; there are stations in Truro and Halifax. Call Via-Rail toll-free at 1-800-561-3952.
By Sea (from Prince Edward Island)
From Wood Islands, PEI to Caribou, Nova Scotia the ferry takes approximately 75 minutes to cross the Northumberland Strait. Come to Nova Scotia by mini-cruise. Comfortable car-ferry trips range from a one-to-two-hour voyage to an overnight special with accommodations and entertainment. Visit Ferries.ca for more information or call Bay Ferries at 1-888-249-7245.
Halifax International Airport is approximately 150 km from Pictou. Car ferries from Maine, USA to Yarmouth, N.S. There are daily flights from Boston, Toronto, Montreal with connections to any major airport in North America and Europe to Halifax.
For more information, call the Nova Scotia Department of Tourism and Culture toll-free in North America at 1-800-565-0000.
Passenger trains are operated by Via Rail. The nearest passenger train station is located in Truro, approximately 35 minutes from Pictou. There is a daily train service to Halifax, Moncton and points west. From Truro, take the TCH 102 to the TCH 104. Then take Exit 22 to TCH 106. The Town of Pictou is 17km from Exit 22.