Take a step back in time.
The Hector Heritage Quay Experience is one of the main attractions in Pictou and is acclaimed as one of the most important and exciting heritage developments in Nova Scotia, the Hector Heritage Quay, located on the scenic Pictou waterfront, offers visitors a unique glimpse into the journey of early Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia and their life in the new world. The centerpiece of the attraction is a full-scale reproduction of the tall ship Hector that was used to bring the first wave of Scottish immigrants to Nova Scotia in 1773. It was this historic voyage that established Pictou as the "Birthplace of New Scotland". The site also features a working blacksmith shop, rigger's shop, carpentry shop, resident artist's studio, and Ship Hector Company Store. The Hector Heritage Quay and Ship Hector attraction is a spectacular tribute to Pictou's proud Scottish heritage and a stop not to be missed on your visit to Nova Scotia.
- Road Trip
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The Ship Hector and Hector...
The Quay gives the story of the Ship Hector and the establishment of Pictou in 1773. After seeing the interpretive center, you can then go aboard the replica of the Hector that was built and launched in 2000. More information is available in my Hector Travelogue!
Northumberland Fisheries Museum
The Fisheries Museum contains an original fisherman's bunkhouse, furnished with authentic items used by fishermen from the turn of the century until the company cookhouses closed. Displays include: items relating to the fishing industry, including a 'spar and boom' used on lobster boats in the late 1800's; the Silver Bullet, a lobster fishing boat built in the late 1930's; a collection of photographs dating from 1900 -1950.
DeCoste Entertainment Centre
The deCoste Centre is a 450 seat concert hall presenting year-round live entertainment. Music, drama, variety shows and ceilidhs offer visitors an entertainment package that includes a little of everything. The deCoste Centre also presents the Hector Festival (every Aug.) and the Summer Sounds of Nova Scotia, a series of ceilidhs held every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thrusday nights in July and August.
Handcrafted Grohmann Knives are recognized around the world for their beauty, balance and quality. They are manufactured right here in Pictou and shipped all over the world. You can take FREE factory tours lating about a half-hour and see how the knives are made.
Caribou Provincial Park
An open picnic area with picnic tables, water, toilets, change areas and access to a red sandy beach. Open fields provide ample space for active games. A really nice beach and the water's always warm!
Visit the waterfront
Take a walk along the waterfront, visit The Hector Heritage Quay Experience, stop for a meal or a drink.
Magic Valley Family Fun Park
Waterslides, Storybook Village,LIve Animals, Pool, Bumper/Pedal Boats, Train, Raceway, Mini golf, Arcade.
Fun for the whole family!
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