Tourism & Attractions

Famous Old Elm TreeFamous Old Elm Tree, Churchville is where John Robertson and his two sons James and William slept under this famous old elm tree in September 1784.

(for more photos of this tree please see the photo album)

Dunbar MemorialDunbar Memorial

July 18th 1987 Erected to honor the memory of William Dunbar his wife Amelia Rose

1755 -1831

His brother, Alexander Dunbar his wife Eliza Grant

1758 –- 1832

Their cousin, Robert Dunbar his wife Elizabeth MacLean

1758 –- 1843; D. 1813

2nd wife Mary Margaret Matheson and their families.

They were born in Invernesshire Scotland . They served with the 84th regiment. Arrived in Halifax , N.S. Sept. 29 1784 on the ship“ Glasgow”.  Arrived in West Branch (now Lorne) in the spring of 1785.  Robert later settled in Abercrombie, N.S.

Erected by the Dunbar Clan society

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Hon. James MacDonald MemorialHon. James MacDonald Memorial

In memory of Hon. James MacDonald, 1826 –- 1912

Minister of Justice, 1878 – 1881

Chief Justice of Nova Scotia, 1881 – 1904

Born in Bridgeville July, 1, 1858 a leading exponent of confederation in this county MacDonald of Pictou is as true as steel and is I think the ablest man in the House of Commons he has at once taken the very first rank and position in it Sir. John A. MacDonald.

Erected By the municipal centennial committee in co-operation with the citizens of Bridgeville on July 22 1967.

This is located within the Bridgeville Church Grounds.

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Nature PreserveHopewell Nature Preserve

James William Grant  1839 –- 1915

The property was donated in the memory of the J. W. Grant Family who owned this property from 1870 – 2001

Property owned and managed for the benefit of nature by The Nature Conservancy of Canada

For more information please contact 1-877-231-4400

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Hopewell FootbridgeHopewell Footbridge

The two Hopewell Footbridges are located beside the Hopewell park. These two footbridges are the only two left in the valley of what used to be seven.

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Glencoe Honor RoleGlencoe's Honor Role

In proud remembrance of our glorious dead who laid down their lives in two world wars and to all who served.

1914 –- 1918

W. Percy Thompson, Killed in action April, 9, 1917 Aged 26 Yrs

J. Grant Thompson, Killed in action Oct, 30, 1917 Aged 26 Yrs

Donald S. Thompson, Died of wounds Nov, 8, 1917 Aged 23 Yrs

John P. MacDonald, Killed in Action Aug, 28, 1918 Aged 27 Yrs

1939 –- 1945

Wallace R. Thompson, Killed in action May, 25, 1943 Aged 23 Yrs

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Clan Donald Memorial CairnRestored MacDonald Cairn Glencoe

“Per Mare Per Terras”

Restored by Clan Donald Pictou County and Interested Friends 1994.

Dedicated in the memory of John A. MacDonald and his four sons; Duncan, James, Alexander and Ewen. All of the 84th Royal Highland Regiment who served with the loyalist in the revolutionary war of 1776.

Descendants of John MacDonald of glen Urquhart, Scotland, a survivor of Glencoe 1692.

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Thompson MonumentThompson Monument

This monument was erected to celebrate the courage, fortitude and ingenuity of the Thompson’s who came from Scotland to Pictou County in 1801 and eventually settled on the East River.

“Brothers”

Hector Thompson, his wife Janet and son Simon, Simon Thompson secured this property in 1828.

John Thompson, his wife Christian and son Alexander, Alexander Thompson secured property above Sunny Brae in 1828 and his grandson James T. Thompson owned the farm across the river from here. Other siblings of these Thompson’s settled in Hants County.

“Non Oblitus”

“Not Forgotten”

August 5th 2001

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