The first wave of Scottish settlers to land at Pictou arrived onboard the sailing ship Hector giving Pictou the claim as the birthplace of New Scotland and you can tour a replica of the original ship at the Hector Heritage Quay.

Discover Pictou on foot or bicycle, with the Jitney Walking Trail, part of The Great Trail connecting directly to the downtown, before taking you out along the harbourfront.

Each summer since 1934, the town has celebrated its marine heritage with the Pictou Lobster Carnival. The three-day event features musical entertainment, parades, carnival rides and, of course, lobster!