Canada Travel Guide
Canada Travel Guide - Nova Scotia
Canada Travel Guide - Nova Scotia

New Glasgow

Located near the spectacular coastal shores of northern Nova Scotia, New Glasgow is the largest town in Pictou County, Canada. It is situated on the banks of the East River, which flows into Pictou Harbour and the Northumberland Strait, and which was once a commercial trade route.

A river runs serenely through the heart of the town that grew from a single trading post and shipbuilding town into the historic riverside community of today. New Glasgow is the commercial centre of the Pictou County region that was once characterized by ancient mountain ranges that give birth to a trio of river systems and eventually yield to miles of coastline.

The distinctive George Street Bridge escorts you into the Downtown core of New Glasgow and overlooks the Riverfront marina, which is lined with picturesque pleasure craft from May to October. The historic Downtown area features distinctive downtown shops, unique café, intriguing antique shops and enchanting pubs as well as Victorian style lanterns and 19th and early 20th century architecture. Several of the finest architects and builders of the day showcased their talents throughout this New Glasgow business district and a walk through the tree lined street s of the town reveal 19th century churches and homes.

New Glasgow is located on Nova Scotia's north shore, 165 kilometres northeast of Halifax, 110 kilometres west of the Canso Causeway to Cape Breton and 20 kilometres south of the Prince Edward Island ferry at Caribou. The town can be easily accessed from several exits off the Trans Canada Highway. It is found in the Atlantic Standard Timezone, four hours behind UTC.


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Glasgow Square Theatre

Glasgow Square Theatre is a 285-seat auditorium that provides a year-round venue for community events, entertainment and live theatre.

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Carmichael-Stewart House Museum

The museum houses different exhibits, and holds a variety of events that are all open to the public.

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Pictou County Military Heritage Museum

This museum is dedicated to preserving the history of Pictou County veterans in particular, but also of all veterans.

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Pictou County Sports Heritage Hall of Fame

Pictou County, with a population of approximately 46,000, has an impressive number of outstanding athletes.

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