Hector Heritage Quay

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"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. Step aboard the Hector and relive the tale of these early settlers and the hardships they faced beginning a new life in a new land. Go below deck to see 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. 

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

For inquiries please call: 902.485.4371
Visit: www.shiphector.ca  

Click here for info on the Ship Hector Descendants Project

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 


Hector Heritage Quay Final Report June 2019

Marketing Supplementary Report - February 2005

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

Email: hectorquaysociety@gmail.com