Visitor Information Centre

There are a number of ways to find information about Pictou County and Nova Scotia. One is to browse through the visitors guides that are published each year. 

The Northumberland Shore Visitor and Activity Guide is full of "treasures" that will help the far away traveler or keep our locals up to date on what is happening inside our County. Pick up a guide at any provincial visitor information centre. For more information about visiting Pictou County please contact the Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores at (902) 752-6383.

The Nova Scotia "Doers' & Dreamers Guide" is divided into ten Scenic Travelways which describe the culture, history, and natural features of each area. The Guide lists accommodations, campgrounds, restaurants, museums and attractions in each section. For information specific to Pictou County please refer to Town of Pictou and Pictou County pages within this guide. If you would like to receive a free copy of this guide and/or others please go to or call 1-800-565-0000. 

Visitor Information Centres 

There are many visitor information centres in Pictou County to assist you. The Pictou County Tourist Association operates tourist information centres at the following locations: 

DEANS Administration Office (year round)
(902) 752-6383

Irving Station- Cowan Street Rest Area (seasonal)
Exit 21, Trans Canada Highway #104
2500 Old Truro Rd,
(902) 396-2800 

River John Visitor Information Centre
(Late June to the end of August)
Highway #6 (Sunrise Trail)
(902) 351-2403 

Visitor Information Centres in the Town of Pictou 

Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores Visitor Information Centre
June to Thanksgiving
Pictou Rotary (at the exit to Pictou)
(902) 485-8540


Pictou Recreation and Parks
40 Water Street, P.O. Box 640
Pictou, Nova Scotia
B0K 1H0
(902) 485-6057 or Toll free 1-877-5(PICTOU) (574-2868)