Pictou, Nova Scotia
Birthplace of New Scotland
The original people living in the area now known as Pictou, were the Mi'kmaq and had been living in the area for hundreds and possibly thousands of years. The early name that the Mi'kmaq had for the area was Pictook; meaning exploding gas, probably related to the coalfields in the area.
Brown's Point is the exact spot where the Scots landed the Ship Hector in 1773. Pictou is known as the Birthplace of New Scotland.
Founded in 1767 and Incorporated in 1873 our town boasts just over 3000 inhabitants.
Centrally located on the Northumberland Shore it is within an easy drive to many great places to visit, day trips and excursions.
Restaurants, Beaches, Museums, Unique Stores, Great Hiking Trails and breathtaking scenery and views.
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