Pictou waterfront

The Town of Pictou is celebrating two significant anniversaries in 2023: 150 years since the incorporation of the town on April 30, 1873, and 250 years of the historic arrival of the Ship Hector from Scotland on September 15, 1773.  Festivities will be ongoing throughout 2023 recognizing our community’s strong heritage connections and relationships with the Mi’kmaq and Scots. Celebrations will pay tribute to the efforts emigrants made that have provided the growth and development of cultural, political, educational, and industrial contributions that have chartered our course to the present day.

Multiple events will be planned by various community organizations. If you have ideas or would like to get involved, or if your group is planning an event or activity, please reach out to our organizers at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Information regarding Pictou 2023 activities will be promoted on the Town of Pictou’s website as they are announced.