The Hector Heritage Quay 

Winner of Attractions Canada Award 2002

The Hector Heritage Quay is one of Nova Scotia's major cultural tourist attractions. The Quay is home to the Ship Hector, a full-sized replica of the original ship which brought the first wave of emigrants from Scotland to Nova Scotia in 1773. Relive the tale of these early settlers and the hardships they faced beginning a new life in a new land. Visit the Interpretive Centre to learn about the living conditions these hardy souls call home during almost 11 weeks at sea.

Tour the Interpretive Centre. A three-story post and beam building, to learn the history of Scottish emigration.

Enjoy the Highland Homecoming, a celebration of the strong Scottish spirit, takes place on-site every September.

For inquiries please call: 902-485-4371 or visit The Hector Heritage Quay or check out Ship Hector Descendants Project.

Open Hours 2022 TBA

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 of Hector Heritage Quay

Location & Contact

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

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