~Chloroform was produced for the first time in North America right here in Pictou in 1848.
~The old post office in Pictou is the only building in the world with a window in its chimney.
~Former Prime Minister of Canada Sir John Thompson's mother lived in Pictou.
~Pictou Academy was the first school in Nova Scotia where any student could attend regardless of their religion.
~Christy MacDonald (1880-1962) was one of the most famous Broadway singers of all time. When she died, her body was cremated and part of her ashes were brought to her hometown of Pictou and scattered over the harbour.
~The Pictou Lobster Carnival is the oldest and the largest lobster carnival in the world. Some say it is also the best.
In all of Nova Scotia, and Pictou being a good example, there is a very distinct Scottish culture. It is really unlike anything else in all of Canada. There's lots of bagpipes, kilts and beer :) People are so friendly and welcoming. We're as proud of our past as of our present day way of life.
I don't know if you can find more friendly or helpful people anywhere in Canada! Maybe I am a little biased but still...Don't be afraid to ask questions-people love to share their knowledge and show you around. You'll discover the real meaning of a town where 'everybody knows your name!'