Amid the waters of the Northumberland Strait lies a jewel called Pictou Island. It is located between Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. Its geography is similar to PEI with sandstone bluffs, red soil fields and beautiful sandy beaches.
Pictou Island was settled in the early 1800s by Irish and Scottish immigrants, a hard-working, independent people who survived by farming and fishing. The pioneers left a legacy of self-sufficiency, co-operation, public service, and a keen sense of fun that current Islanders strive to uphold.
The island today is home to a community of year-round and seasonal residents, and a haven for many cottagers and visitors.
Pictou Island is a supportive community with a strong spirit. We value the pace of life and the tranquility the island allows. We are committed to protecting and preserving the essence of this special place for present and future generations. The curious and adventurous are invited to explore our web site and learn all about our unique island life style.