Local Attractions

Image of the Hector Ship at Pictou NS.

Heritage Quay, Pictou NS.

The Hector Heritage Quay houses a full-scale replica of the Ship Hector, the first ship to solely transport settlers from Scotland to Nova Scotia. There is also a museum on-site which examines the journey the settlers took and the difficulties that arouse. The Quay also has various workshops and events throughout the summer.

Open: May 30-Mid-October, 10-4pm everyday.

Prince Edward Island Ferry

Only 8 minutes away from the Ferry Terminal, our campground is in a prime location to allow for day trips to PEI. Can walk on or drive on to the Ferry. 

Register for a spot here.

The deCoste Centre, Pictou NS.

The deCoste Centre is a play and music house that offers some of the finest entertainment in northeastern Nova Scotia. They have various events and themed weeks going on all year round.

Northumberland Fisheries Museum & Pictou Lobster Hatchery, Pictou NS.

The Northumberland Fisheries Museum is a great place to visit and learn about the fishing industry here on the Northumberland Strait. There is a Fisherman’s bunkhouse, a 1930’s racing boat: “The Silver Bullet”  and over 2500 more historical artifacts. The Pictou Lobster Hatchery is the only operational lobster hatchery within Canada that is open to the public. You can even adopt a lobster!

Open: 10-5pm, 7 days a week in July and August 

McCulloch House Museum & Genealogy Centre, Pictou NS.

The McCulloch House Museum has many exhibits focused on Dr. Thomas McCulloch life and journey to create public education in Nova Scotia, housed in his very home! The Genealogy Centre located in the first building on the premises offers visitors the opportunity  to investigate the past of local families and events.

Open: Monday-Friday, 9-5pm. Admissions: $5.00

Museum of Industry, New Glasgow NS

The Museum of Industry houses a number of exhibits that showcase Canada’s industrial development. They have  steam engines and locomotives, some of the oldest in Canada.

Open:  May 1st – June 30, Mon-Sat 9-5pm.

July 1-October 31, Mon-Sat 9-5pm and 10-5pm Sunday

The Pictou County Lobster Carnival, Pictou NS.

The Pictou County Lobster Carnival is a three day festival that celebrates the maritime fishing industry as well as maritime music and culture. The festival features a large carnival ride and game area that everyone is sure to enjoy! Loads of food and stall vendors. A stage area that hosts musicians and competitions like lobster banding. There are also boat races, child’s parade, bed races, beer garden, fireworks and plenty more!

Typically occurs July 8th-10th.