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.