- — a service hub for the surrounding region, and home of the picturesque campus of St. Francis Xavier University
- — see its historic downtown core
- — the birthplace of new Scotland
The Northumberland Shore was the landing place for the first European immigrants, and the Town of Pictou, known as the “Birthplace of New Scotland.”
Halifax is the closest major airport.
Via Rail's closest terminal is in Truro, approximately 40 minutes west of New Glasgow. The Ocean service passes through three times a week en route between Montreal and Halifax.
Pictou is the closest town in Nova Scotia to the Prince Edward Island ferry.
New Glasgow offers several museums and galleries, and you can learn about the history of Scottish immigration at the Hector Heritage Quay in Pictou.
Enjoy the beaches of Caribou Provincial Park and Waterside Beach Provincial Park.
Pictou County pizzaA regional variant of pizza found in Pictou County. The pizza is made with a "brown sauce" and Halifax-made pepperoni called "Brothers". The pizza can be shipped frozen across Canada via an arrangement between a local pizza shop and the local UPS agent.
address: 48 Vintage Lane, MalagashThe province’s oldest and largest winery. The mild climate is the basis for the local wine industry. Daily wine tastings, vineyard tours, locally inspired gourmet fare at the Seagrape Café, and a broad selection of wines and wine merchandise in the boutique.