Town of Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada

Hector Heritage Quay

Hector Heritage Quay
33 Caladh Avenue, P.O. Box 479
Pictou, Nova Scotia
B0K 1H0

Ph: (May-October): (902) 485-4371
Ph: (November-April): 902-485-6057
Fax: (902) 485-1923

Located on the beautiful Pictou waterfront, the Hector Heritage Quay offers unique insight into the journey of early Scottish settlers to Nova Scotia, and their arrival in Pictou. The centerpiece is the continuing construction of a full-scale three-masted sailing ship, a replica of the Hector that carried the early pioneers from Loch Broom, Scotland in 1773. You can experience the rolling motion of the deck as the passengers disembark the Hector to begin their new lives. The Hector Heritage Quay provides a glimpse into 18th century life.  The site features a working carpentry shop, blacksmith shop, resident artist's studio, and Ship Hector Company Store. Tours are offered daily.

2005 Operating Hours

Open May 20 - October 16 2005

May 20 - October 16
Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Extended hours for July - August
Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

2005 Admission Rates

Adults - $5.00
Seniors (60+)/Student (13-18) - $4.00
Children (6-12) - $2.00
Under 6 - Free
Family - $12.00 (2 adults and 4 children)
Group tours - $3.50 per person

Arrangements for private tours and tour group bookings accepted.

Created in 1992, the Ship Hector Foundation consists of citizen volunteers who raise funds for the construction, maintenance and operation of the Ship Hector. The Ship Hector does not receive subsidies or annual funding from government or agencies. While sales at the Ship Hector Company Store and admissions to the site are a vital source of funds, the Foundation actively seeks funding partners, sponsorships, and donations to ensure the continued vitality of the Ship. You can help keep us afloat by making a donation to the Foundation. Contact 902-485-1151 for more information.


Learn more about the Hector Heritage Quay and Ship Hector

Visit the launch photo gallery.
Read the story of the voyage of the Ship Hector.
View the construction photo gallery.
Watch video from the September 2000 launch event.
View video stills of the launch.
Look over the Ship Hector specs.
View photos from the stepping of the masts.
Learn about the construction campaign.
Listen to "Bless The Ship Hector" song.
View the official Ship Hector tartan swatch.
Look at the Ship Hector passenger list.


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