Historic Town of Pictou

The Historic Town of Pictou, located on the beautiful Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, is renowned as the "Birthplace of New Scotland" as it was here that the first wave of Scottish immigrants landed in 1773. Pictou offers diverse amenities, period

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Hector Heritage Quay

Acclaimed as one of the most important and exciting heritage developments in Nova Scotia, the Hector Heritage Quay (pronounced "key"), located on the scenic Pictou waterfront, offers visitors a unique glimpse into the journey of early Scottish settlers to Nova

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Pictou Lobster Carnival

Started in 1934, the Pictou Lobster Carnival has become a signature event in Nova Scotia. This three day festival celebrates the end of the Lobster fishing season in the area, Maritime culture and music. The event features musical entertainment at the Main St

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About Us

The Braeside Inn is situated on a wooded hill, overlooking Historic Pictou Harbour, and is within walking distance to shops, pubs, restaurants, marinas, theatre, boutiques and museums. With several beaches close by, Pictou County has the warmest ocean water north of the Carolinas.

Here are just a few of the many great features you can expect during your stay at the Braeside Inn:
– Complimentary Continental Breakfast and Morning Newspaper.
– Wireless Internet access in all Guest Rooms.
– Access to High-Speed Internet Terminal in our Guest’s Sitting Room.
– On-site Laundry Facilities
– Unlimited Local Calls

Princess Anne’s Visit to the Braeside Inn in 1991 honoring the arrival of the Ship Hector from Scotland to the Port of Pictou in 1773

The Birthplace of New Scotland:
The Historic Town of Pictou, located on the beautiful Northumberland Shore of Nova Scotia, Canada, is renowned as the “Birthplace of New Scotland” as it was here that the first wave of Scottish immigrants landed in 1773.

Pictou offers diverse amenities, period homes on tree lined streets, and strong entrepreneurial spirit where residents enjoy a stable and prosperous economy.  Pictou is the best place to experience old-world charm and culture and present day hospitality.