Pictou is the former Shire town of Pictou County. Its slogan is "The Birthplace of New Scotland," for the quintessential fact that during Pictou's population growth in the 1700s and 1800s, most immigrants were of Scottish descent. During the latter half of the 1800s, Pictou's industry became prosperous, with additions such as the Intercolonial Railway and a shipbuilding sector, as coal was on the up-rise at the time. Highway 106 opened in the 1970s, providing Pictou with a satisfying alternative for travel.

Pictou exhibits a spectacular waterfront harbour. Pictou's waterfront focal point is a replica ship: Hector, a ship rich in history and devastation. Visitors can enjoy walking on the newly re-vamped dock, which connects to the Trans-Canada Trail. The Hector Festival is an annual celebration of the arrival of Pictou's Scottish settlers, can is enjoyable for all ages. Water taxis and boats give tours of the harbour, and connect to New Glasgow. Pictou offers sometimes two to three festivals each week during summer months and is a soothing escape for anyone interested in pretty sights and enjoyable activities.

Pictou accommodations include bed and breakfasts, inns, motels, lodges and camping. Pictou is located just 166 km (103 mi.) northeast of Halifax.

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The Lionstone Inn Motel & Cottages
The Lionstone Inn Motel & Cottages
241 West River Rd
Pictou
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Located just off the Trans-Canada Highway, this motel is 1.5 km from historic downtown Pictou, as well as the Northumberland Fisheries Museum. Each guest room has free Wi-Fi access. A microwave and a refrigerator are part of every room at the motel & Cottages. They include cable TV and are furnished with a work desk. Guests at the Lionstone Motel & Cottages can relax in the garden.
Waterview Rooms and Restaurant
Waterview Rooms and Restaurant
1338 Shore Road
Pictou
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Offering on-site dining, this bed and breakfast in Pictou is a 14-minute drive from the Prince Edward Island ferry. All rooms include a 32-inch flat-screen TV with satellite. Serving Canadian cuisine with a touch of Austrian flavor, the restaurant is open for breakfast and dinner. Local ingredients are used in each dish and local wines are available. Guests can also dine on the sun deck.
Braeside Country Inn
Braeside Country Inn
126 Front St
Pictou
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Our Pictou bed and breakfast inn is 4-star and offers 18 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, all with private baths, phones, cable TV and complimentary Continental Breakfast. Full conference and banquet facilities are available and our award winning Dining Room open from mid-May to mid-October for Evening Dining. Ample parking and on-site laundry.
Willow House Inn
Willow House Inn
11 Willow St
Pictou
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Built in 1840, this Pictou guest house is 500 meters from the waterfront area, featuring shopping, dining and entertainment opportunities. Each unique rooms offers free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom. A daily breakfast is served in the hotel cheerful breakfast room. The common living room provides a comfortable seating area with a piano, games and books. Free on-site parking is available.
Auberge Walker Inn
Auberge Walker Inn
78 Coleraine St
Pictou
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Our Pictou bed and breakfast is an elegant inn awaiting combining the charm of a bed and breakfast with the privacy of an inn, all in short walk to museums, restaurants, shops and shows. Major features include a stunning balcony at the rear, stocked with plants and tables and chairs, and a remarkably comprehensive library. All rooms feature cable TV, ensuite bathroom, phone and wifi in most rooms.
Customs House Inn
Customs House Inn
38 Depot St
Pictou
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Our Pictou inn is located on the waterfront within the historic town of Pictou and only 15 minutes driving time from the town of New Glasgow. The building is constructed of brick and sandstone circa 1870. The Inn was extensively renovated in 1997 and offers travelers all of the modern amenities. Open year round.
Brenda's Place to Stay Bed & Breakfast B&B Pictou 160 Haliburton Rd Request Info
Dolan's Inn & Guest Houses B&B Pictou 168 West River Rd Request Info
Evening Sail Bed & Breakfast B&B Pictou 279 Denoon St Request Info
Gerry's Bed & Breakfast B&B Pictou 40 John St Request Info
Hostel Pictou Backpackers Long Term Pictou 14 Chapel St Request Info
Rustic Anchor Motel Hotel Pictou 132 West River Rd
Seabank Suites Long Term Pictou 68 Front St Request Info
W. H. Davies House Bed & Breakfast (c 1855 B&B Pictou 90 Front St Request Info

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