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  • Welcome to the Braeside Inn
    Your Home-Away-From-Home in Pictou, Nova Scotia
  • Enjoy the Ambiance of our Traditional Country Inn
  • Your Comfort Is Our Priority
  • Relax And Make Yourself At Home
  • Experience Warmth And Hospitality


Welcome to the Braeside Inn

The Braeside Country Inn is a 4 star Heritage hotel with a setting in a park overlooking the historic Pictou Harbour. The Inn was built in 1938 , although we are constantly improving & renovating , the building has retained many of it's historic features - very quaint and unique! If you are looking for a place with some history and character, this is a great place to stop. You are going to receive our warm hospitality and attentive care.


Our recent renovations will ensure you have
an even more wonderful experience



Our facilities include:

  • 18 Comfortable A/C Rooms & Suites with Private Bath
  • Most with Habour View
  • Phone & TV
  • Complimentary Continental Breakfast
  • Free Wifi & Guest Computer Station
  • On Site Laundry Facility
  • Full Conference Facility
  • Free Ample Parking Area
  • Speaking English, French, Chinese and Japanese

We are only 5 minutes walking distance to the downtown waterfront, which features the Fisheries Museum and the Hector Heritage Quay. You are able to see live music show on the waterfront in the evenings , the DeCoste center for live venues and entertainment., many options for dining and local pubs are nearby as well. It is also very convenient to go to Sobeys, Tim Hortons, Subway,Liquor store and local banks.

We are just 10 minutes drive from the PEI ferry and 90 minutes drive from the Halifax International Airport.

The Historic Town of Pictou will keep you entranced as you enjoy the heritage and experience the culture. It is also an easy drive to many other nearby attractions, including Halifax, the Annapolis Valley, Prince Edward Island and beautiful Cape Breton.

The Braeside Country Inn is OPEN from April 15th until November 30th. During the off-season, our conference facilities remain available to book your meeting or to set your wedding photography. Please call for more information.


Feels like home: I didn't stay long as my plane was delayed by 3 hours but the hostess was very kind and thoughtful and had my room all warmed up and ready for me at 230 a.m. I called from the plane before take off to tell her I would be very late and she was very understanding. The room was very clean and comfortable and had all the comforts of home. Breakfast was delicious. I will definitely stay here again. Thank you for a terrific stay

~ ED, November 2019 

Charming old style Country Inn: The Braeside Country Inn is a very nice old style hotel. It was built in the late 1930s and its owners have maintained it very well. It has kept a lot of its original touches and charm, while still being modernized for today's travelers. The rooms are not very large, but they are very clean and comfortable. A good buffet-style breakfast is serve in the morning in a beautiful dining room. The owner is very friendly and helpful, providing many restaurant suggestions around town. We enjoyed our stay very much.

~ September 2019

Calm and peaceful: Quaint Inn from the early 1930's. It was what we expected from an inn from that time. Comfortable, clean, hospitality was all good. Continental breakfast incl.I really enjoyed my stay. It reminded me of a country B&B in the UK. It was a pleasant change from the modern. I highly recommend it.

~ Mary, November 2019

Beautiful old building, fine location, room is clean and quite. Amazing service, great breakfast. The view of the harbour was incredible. It is our most comfortable stay in two weeks travel on the road.

~ Jim, August 2019 

Really cosy little INN by the water. Staff is friendly, rooms (and the inn in general) is clean and fresh and the continental breakfast is great and offers a bit more than just continental. A plus is that the WiFi is good anywhere in the building! Would definitely recommend this place. Even nicer if you are two!

I would stay there again. The location is awesome - close to a walking trail and town. I had the smallest single room good for one person in a pinch - i was working the whole time so it was fine. The woman who owns the hotel was extremely friendly and helpful. It is a cosy atmosphere - i met other people who were staying there and we had supper together. The place is very inviting to spwak to other guests unlike a big hotel.

~ Patty, October 2019

It was like going back in time in the best way possible yet still having the conveniences of now. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The common areas were amazing. The staff were friendly and accommodating. Will go back again.!

- Soca B., October 2017

Such a quaint inn and one I stayed in 14 years ago with my mother. I found our entries in the guest book! The "continental" breakfast was hot and cold cereal, toast, fruit, yogurt, juices, pasty ,cheese,maffin and hard boiled eggs. Very filling! The beds were so comfortable, view to harbor, very clean.

- Jo-Ann, August 2017

Our stay at the Braeside Country Inn was excellent in all respects. Excellent hospitality!! The owner is awesome!! She is hard working, warm, considering, caring and helpful. Our family would love to stay in the Braeside Country Inn if we visit Pictou again. It is definitely worth visiting Pictou, and I highly recommend the Braeside Country Inn.

- The Lawrence Family, July 2017