DESTINATION: HISTORIC PICTOU

The Town of Pictou is infused with historic charm. The people of this community are delightful. They greet you as a neighbour and a friend, whether they know you or not. Enjoy the sights and events while you're here and make yourself at home.

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Hector Heritage Quay

In 1773 the Ship Hector sailed from Scotland to Pictou, initiating a wave of Scotch emigration from the Old World. The settlers who came on that first trip suffered many hardships, but many were able to take their meagre plot of land and plant new roots for their children and descendants. The Quay welcomes you to explore and learn about our proud heritage.

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Pictou Fisheries Museum

The Pictou Fisheries Museum is located on Pictou's Historic Waterfront. It tells of the proud history of our local mariners and celebrates their heritage. Included in the museum is a lobster hatchery that demonstrates the growth process of the lobster.

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McCulloch Genealogy & Heritage Centre

Our Proud History has been faithfully archived and the McCulloch Centre rotates exhibits throughout the year. Learn about the many firsts from our community such as the first use of Chloroform. Or hear about our famous residents - Dr. Thomas McCulloch who founded Pictou Academy and became the first principal of Dalhousie University. Sir William Dawson, a famed geologist who became the first principal of McGill University or Alfred Fitzpatrick, OBE, who founded Frontier College.

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DeCoste Entertainment Centre

The DeCoste Entertainment Centre is a premiere attraction in our small town. The Centre consistently brings in world-class entertainment for us to enjoy. They have an eclectic mix of artists that challenge us, but also stay true to our community desires. The seats are often full, so if you're planning a visit, think about getting your tickets well in advance!

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Grohmann Knives

Featuring finely crafted knives that are famous around the world. Visit the local factory to hear the story and get a special tool for a special occasion.

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Local Beaches

There are beautiful, sandy beaches within a 15 minute drive of our Inn. Enjoy your time relaxing in the sun, sand and water.

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Trails and Parks

A converted railbed has become a local walking trails that is easily accessible from the hotel and provide a beautiful walk along the Harbour waterfront. For the more adventurous type, the Cape to Cape Trail offers several medium distance, medium difficulty trails through nearby forests and fields.

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Dine Locally

You will find many delightful places to dine in Pictou and the surrounding area.

For Fine Dining, We Recommend

Piper's Landing Restaurant
A quiet, romantic setting with spectacular cuisine.
2656 Highway 376, Lyons Brook
Distance: 5.7km
Pictou Lodge
Fine dining overlooking the Northumberland Strait
172 Lodge Road
Distance: 7.4km

For Casual Dining, We Recommend

Sharon's Place Family Restaurant
Home Cooked Quality at a Great Price
12 Front Street
Distance: 0.4km
Breakwater Restaurant
A Dining Experience on Pictou's Unique Waterfront
91 Water Street
Distance: 0.7km
Harbour House Ales & Spirits
A great place for an evening out!
41 Coleraine Street
Distance: 0.5km
Stone Soup Cafe
A Hidden Gem of Culinary Delight
41 Water Street
Distance: 0.6km
China Boat Restaurant
Tasty Chinese Food
115 Water Street
Distance: 0.6km
Fat Tony's Bar and Grill
Great food, great times
9 Water Street
Distance: 0.5km

Other Local Favourites

Indigo Blues Cafe
49 Water Street
Crown Pizza
31 Front Street
Acropole Pizza
8 Church Street
Highlander Pub
16 Twining Street
Subway
45 Weaver Road
Tim Horton's
65 Weaver Road