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A little exploration outside this close-knit community with a proud heritage will reveal a dramatic landscape and breathtaking wildlife encounters.

See one of the world’s largest fleets of scallop boats and dine on delicious seafood in Digby. Admire immense bays and basins then feel the rush of excitement as a colossal whale leaps from the depths just feet from you.

Wander through the streets of Digby and immerse yourself in the town’s seafaring culture. Sit in cafés and restaurants that serve sumptuous fish through the day and watch as the boats come and go from the quiet harbor. The scallop draggers are constantly on the move, stock-piling vast quantities of scallops that lie within the Annapolis Basin. Fried or sautéed, served with chips or salad, this is a local delicacy not to be missed.

After lunch drive 15-minutes north to Point Prim. The lighthouse here marks Digby Gut, the entrance to the basin with spectacular views over the Bay of Fundy. Look north towards the southern coast of New Brunswick and watch the ferry that carries passengers between Digby and Saint John.

The Bay of Fundy is regarded as one of the best places in Canada to spot whales and there are several boat tours that depart regularly from Digby. Set off with an experienced guide and marvel as huge humpback, fin and right whales swim past and propel themselves above the surface.

If you would rather stay on land head to Digby Pines Golf Resort at the north end of town. Designed by Stanley Johnson this scenic course will challenge all levels of player.

Digby is on the southwest coast of Nova Scotia, a 3-hour ferry ride from Saint John. Come during the middle of August to indulge yourself at the Digby Scallop Festival or watch some extreme motor cycle action at the Wharf Rat Rally a couple of weeks after.

A town rightly proud of its spectacular location, great outdoor activities and friendly hospitality await in Digby.

Top Hotels in Digby

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa
Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa
3 out of 5
103 Shore Road, Digby, NS
The price is $247 per night

This family-friendly Digby resort is located in a rural location, within 2 mi (3 km) of Digby Heritage Centre and Admiral Digby Museum. Smith's Cove Historical ...

4.3/5Excellent! (436 reviews)
Nice spot terrible food

"Clean, grounds kept beautiful, cabin was older but clean. Bathroom needs a major upgrade. The stay was pleasant but would never go back because the food was terrible. We spent thanksgiving weekend and the dinner was atrocious. Penne pasta, potatoe wedges, dry turkey no mash potato no cranberry no ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa
Fundy Complex Dockside Suites
Fundy Complex Dockside Suites
3.5 out of 5
34 Water St, Digby, NS
The price is $101 per night

Situated by the ocean, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Digby Heritage Centre, Admiral Digby Museum, and Trinity Anglican Church. Annapolis Basin ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (381 reviews)

"Clean rooms. Excellent deck location 25 meters from the ocean. There should be an extension cord for the tv and cable box so you can use the tv and fireplace at the same time. Fireplace can be plugged into existing outlet."…"

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Fundy Complex Dockside Suites
Admiral Digby Inn
Admiral Digby Inn
3 out of 5
441 Shore Rd, Digby, NS
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $86 per night

This family-friendly Digby motel is located on the waterfront, within 3 mi (5 km) of Annapolis Basin Look Off Provincial Park, Digby Heritage Centre and Trinity ...

4.1/5Very Good! (527 reviews)
Great place with a wonderful view

"Quick business stay staff was super friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Admiral Digby Inn

Popular places to visit in Digby

Point Prim Lighthouse
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Point Prim Lighthouse

5/5(17 reviews)

You can learn about the history of Digby with a visit to Point Prim Lighthouse. While you're here, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Fort Anne National Historic Site
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Fort Anne National Historic Site

5/5(20 reviews)

Find out about the history of Annapolis Royal with a stop at Fort Anne National Historic Site. Wander around the gardens in this family-friendly area, or simply enjoy its restaurants.

Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens
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Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens

4.5/5(27 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors at Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens, a lovely green space in Annapolis Royal. While in this walkable area, you can enjoy the restaurants.

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Oct 11, 2019

Digby has so much to offer we will have to come back to see what we missed on this trip.

5/5 - Excellent

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Sep 11, 2019

Whale watching in the area of Digby is great.

4/5 - Good


Aug 20, 2019

Digby has a nice lighthouse, colorful boats in the harbor, and a few unique shops and restaurants. It's a nice little town.

4/5 - Good

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Jul 20, 2019

Digby Scallops are everything claimed about them.

5/5 - Excellent

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Jul 19, 2019

So very Beautiful, such undisturbed beauty here!

5/5 - Excellent

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Jul 17, 2019

Friendly people and great summer temperatures.

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