New Glasgow, NS

New Glasgow is a charming riverside town in Northern Nova Scotia with a special heartbeat. It is community with a celebrated cultural mosaic, a powerful entrepreneurial spirit and a passion for both the arts and athletics.

New Glasgow is known for its commitment to environmental stewardship, healthy lifestyle options, well-built infrastructure and a developing creative economy.

New Glasgow is the largest of five special towns within the region of Pictou County and is the commercial service centre for the region and beyond. New Glasgow is a tree lined town with beautiful Victorian architecture that adds to its character and charm. Citizens have been recognized nationally for the pride and care they take in their properties.

New Glasgow - Boat Ride

The riverfront, the lifeblood of New Glasgow’s beginnings as a thriving shipbuilding centre and now a signature icon of the area, has been rejuvenated for more than a decade.  It offers a picturesque setting for residents and visitors alike, complete with groomed trails, a full service marina, the New Glasgow Farmers Market, the New Glasgow-Nova Scotia College of Art & Design University Artists in Residence Studio and two performing arts centres - Glasgow Square and the Celtic Circle, all in the Downtown core.

New Glasgow, NS features great annual hometown events like the Johnny Miles Running Event WeekendIn New Glasgow you will find unique and eclectic cafes, restaurants, retail and antique shops, and pubs along with well-known retail and dining franchises and a regional mall.  Annual hometown events include the Johnny Miles Running Event Weekend, New Glasgow Music Jubilee, Festival of the Tartans, Harvest Time in Downtown New Glasgow, Christmas Light Up and the New Year’s Day Levee. New Glasgow residents are known for their generosity of spirit and community pride as are residents throughout Pictou County.

New Glasgow FlourishNew Glasgow is and has been the hometown of leaders in government, human rights, the performing and visual arts, academics and athletics.

It has received provincial and national accolades during the past several years as a community that values its environment, cherishes and preserves its heritage, has an extraordinary sense of volunteerism, fosters and encourages community engagement and celebrates its people, community spirit, character and successes.


For more On-Line Connections to New Glasgow …

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