The Digby name appears prominently on restaurant menus far and wide, thanks to the world famous, mouth-watering scallops harvested off its shores. But this charming fishing community is much more than the scallop capital of the world. Clear, crisp air. Spectacular views. Incredible tides. Parks, trails, and championship golf. And some of the best whale watching in North America. With all of this and more, this lovely seaside community just might be one of Nova Scotia’s best-kept secrets.
An active, strategically located port, bordering one of North America’s most sustainable fisheries, Digby was once also a lumbering centre and important regional transportation hub in the days of steamships and trains. But there’s still lots to see now. Explore the town’s history at the Admiral Digby Museum. Stroll along the vibrant waterfront to watch the world’s largest scallop fishing fleet, or visit any number of shops and restaurants—for scallops, of course. Try them seared, fried, or in a chowder. And if you haven’t decided to stay forever, cross the beautiful Bay of Fundy on the mv Fundy Rose to exciting Saint John, New Brunswick.