Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada rests on the north shore of Pictou Harbour on the Northumberland Strait.
Activities most enjoyed in the community and surrounding areas include boating, sailing, fishing, sightseeing, swimming, kayaking, beachcombing, cycling, picnicking, walking tours, birding, camping and hiking.
A few of the more popular activity and sightseeing destinations in the region includes Big Island Beach, Melmerby Beach, Waterfront Boardwalk (Jitney Walking Trail), Caribou Provincial Park, Pictou Island, Waterside Beach Provincial Park, and Trenton Park.
Some of the attractions, museums and cultural venues in Pictou, Nova Scotia and the surrounding regions includes Hector (replica tall ship), Hector Heritage Quay, Lobster Carnival, Northumberland Fisheries Museum, Pictou Railway Station (Intercolonial) National Historic Site of Canada, Lighthouse Museum, McCulloch House Museum and the Caribou Lighthouse.
Services important in and around the community of Pictou include accommodations (hotel, motel, inn, vacation homes, bed and breakfast), campground, pubs, gift shops, restaurants, coffee houses, gas station, grocery stores, liquor store, cell service, internet and transportation services like water taxi, marina and ferry (connects to Prince Edward Island).