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Pictou (Scottish Gaelic: Baile Phictou) is a town in Pictou County, in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia. Located on the North shore of Pictou Harbour, the town is approximately 10 km north of the larger town of New Glasgow. Once an active shipping port and the shire town of the county, today Pictou is primarily a local service centre for surrounding rural communities and being the primary tourist destination in this region of Nova Scotia. The name Pictou derives from the Mi'kmaq name Piktuk, meaning "explosive place", a reference to the river of pitch that was found in the area.

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Explore popular vacation packages for Pictou, Canada and kick-start your vacation planning for free. When planning a trip to Pictou, make sure you visit its near-by prime city of Halifax. Halifax, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Halifax Public Gardens, Halifax Citadel National Historic Site Of Canada, Maritime Museum Of The Atlantic. Also, to reach Pictou, you'll have to take a flight to Halifax; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. A vacation to Pictou can typically be of 1-2 days. Immerse in the spirit of the city and you'll not miss your home.

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Facts and Stats for Pictou*

  • Pollution Statistics in Pictou

    Know the pollution level of Pictou before you plan your visit.

    • Water Pollution 50 (Moderate)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 50 (Moderate)
    • Dissatisfaction to Spend Time in the City 8.33 (Very Low)
  • Pictou: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Pictou for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Pictou.

    • Burglary and Theft 75 (High)
    • Mugging and Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 25 (Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 75 (High)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 25 (Low)
    • Attacks 25 (Low)
    • Drug offense 100 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 75 (High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 25 (Low)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 75 (High)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 75 (High)
  • Living in Pictou - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 48.44 (Moderate)
    • Climate Index 59.87 (Moderate)
    • Pollution Index 14.94 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25 (Low)
    • Health Care Index 47.22 (Moderate)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 3.3 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Pictou

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Pictou

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.26 USD
    • International Movie per seat 9.33 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 32.94 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 86.54 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 39.42 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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