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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.

Learn more about our Historic Community from the Town's own website

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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!

Exciting news for Pictou: The current deCoste Centre building will be expanded to about 2,100 square metres, the province said in a news release. Inside will be a new public library, a renovated theatre, as well as space for a visual arts exhibition and meeting space.

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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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For Casual Dining, We Recommend


Waterview Restaurant & Bar
A Dining Experience on Pictou's Unique Waterfront
91 Water Street
Distance: 0.7km


Coming Soon.... The Nook And Cranny!
Grand Opening expected April 15-May 15th
50 Caladh Avenue - opposite The Hector
Distance: 0.6km 

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

Highlander Pub & Grill
Delicious Food - Amazing Entertainment
16 Twinning Street
Distance: 0.3km

Fat Tony's Bar and Grill
Great food, great times
9 Water Street
Distance: 0.5km 

Marina Bar Grill

Marina Bar & Grill
67 Caladh Ave
Distance: 0.7km

Alladin Cafe

Alladin Syrian Canadian Restaurant
41 Water St
Distance: 0.5km

Other Local Favourites

Indigo Blues Cafe
49 Water Street

Crown Pizza
31 Front Street
Acropole Pizza
8 Church Street
Coming Soon To
The Pictou Rotary

45 Weaver Road
Tim Horton's
65 Weaver Road
Uncle Leos

Uncle Leo's Brewery
2623 Hwy. 376 

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R&D Diner
12 Front Street