Pictou County
Where Work Meets Life

Roots have always grown strong in Pictou County. The locals here hold fast to their national business enterprises, history and traditions. To honour their ancestry, a replica of the three-masted 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.