Pictou County

Summer has Arrived in Pictou County

Pictou County, Nova Scotia is more than a place on a map; it’s a place where history, art and outdoor adventure come to life. The towns of New Glasgow, Trenton, Stellarton and Westville form one contiguous urban area, with the Town of Pictou just 10km to the west and numerous villages and hamlets on the outskirts.

Roots have always grown strong in Pictou County. The locals here hold fast to their history and traditions. To honour their ancestry, a replica of the threemasted Dutch ship Hector which took Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia in 1773 has been painstakingly recreated. Located at the Hector Heritage Quay, this monument has become one of Nova Scotia’s premier tourist attractions.

Pictou County is also known for its stunning natural beauty and recreational opportunities. Just minutes from the downtown core you’ll find unspoiled cottage country and some of the most spectacular scenery in the province. Mountain biking, sailing, golfing, and the warm waters of Melmerby Beach all bring visitors from around the world to the region.

One of the County’s most exciting developments is The Pictou County Wellness Centre — a state-of-the-art sports and recreational complex and entertainment venue, adjoining the celebrated deCoste Centre which has presented more than 2,000 concerts and events in its 32-year history.

During the summer Pictou County comes to life with countless festivals and events, including the popular New Glasgow Riverfront Jubilee, a three-day annual music festival that features some of Canada’s top musicians. Other annual tourism events include the Festival of the Tartans, Race on the River–Pictou County Dragon Boat Festival, Johnny Miles Running Event, and the Pictou Lobster Carnival.

Plan your summer vacation today, pictoucounty.com.