Overlooking the spectacular Annapolis Basin, the lovely seaside community of Digby features beautiful historic sites, stunning natural attractions, some of the best whale watching in North America—and arguably the most delicious seafood on earth. Yet Digby is much more than the scallop capital of the world. It’s one of Nova Scotia’s best-kept secrets.
Recommended Digby Experiences
You still can’t think about Digby without immediately picturing its mouth-watering and world-famous scallops. Home to one of the world’s largest scallop fleets, Digby truly is synonymous with this most succulent of mollusks, and even hosts a huge five-day festival every August, featuring concerts, parades, and thousands upon thousands of scallops.
With some of the highest tides in the world, the waters around Digby attract incredible wildlife—including rare species of whales like the Finback Humpback and Right Whales—and make for some of the best whale watching on the entire continent.
Fun In The Sun
Less than 30 minutes away from Digby is Upper Clements Theme Park, featuring more than 30 rides and attractions, and fun for the entire family. It also has a new Adventure Park, with more 1,000 feet of zip lines, elevated bridges and 43 courses to test the skill and stamina of all ages.
Digby is also home to Digby Pines Golf Course, one of the finest courses in Canada. Designed by famous Canadian architect Stanley Thompson, the 18-hole course is as challenging as it is beautiful, with its Par 5, #7 hole considered to be one of the toughest holes in the nation.
A Trip to the Market
There’s no better way to learn about a new destination than by checking out the local market—and the Digby Farmers’ Market is no exception! Every weekend, farmers and vendors offer a fantastic selection of local and organic meats and produce, and regional plants and flowers, as well as handcrafted products, handmade furniture, baked goods and, of course, fresh seafood.
How to Get to Digby, Nova Scotia
If you’re travelling by land from routes #101 and #1, take exit #26 and then follow route #303 all the way to Digby.
When arriving by sea onboard the Princess of Acadia ferry from Saint John, New Brunswick, to Digby, Nova Scotia, take the Shore Road to the first stop sign. Turn left and follow the road into downtown Digby.