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Digby is in Nova Scotia.


Digby is a blue collar town that is home to a fleet of sea scallop trawlers. It has a number of dive bars, and waterfront patio restaurants serving the fleet's famous catch.

Get in[edit]

If you're travelling from southern New Brunswick, your best bet is to take Bay Ferries from Saint John. There are three crossings daily from mid-June to mid-October, these take 2½ hours on average. During the rest of the year there is at least one crossing daily and they usually take 2 hr 45 min. $37 per adult passenger and $119 for a car (April 2017). Book online, and check on at the terminal to get your boarding pass when you arrive. Restaurant, cafeteria and wifi on board.

It is a 220 km drive along Highway 101 from Halifax

Get around[edit]


The Balancing Column on Long Island
  • Balancing Column on Long Island (Drive 46 km S on Rte 217 down the Right Neck to East Ferry, take the ferry across the Petit Passage ($7/car return, every hour at :30) to Tiverton on Long Island, drive another 4 km on 217 to the Balancing Rock Trail). 08:30-20:00 year-round. A 1.7-km hike on a well-maintained trail to a column of basalt 6.1 m high by 1.2 m wide balancing on its end over the Bay of Fundy. Free.



  • Wharf Rat Rally: 29 August – 2 September 2018. Canada's largest multi-day bikers rally (date needs updating)



The town of Digby is well known for its sea scallops, which are celebrated in mid-August every year during the Digby Scallop Days Festival.

Scallops are, however, harvested year-round. Many restaurants are open only during the tourist season beginning in early May.

  • Fundy Restaurant, 34 Water St., +1 902 245-4950, fax: +1 902 245-6680, e-mail: . 11:30AM-8PM. Complex with restaurants, bars, hotel. Scallops and lobster are priced seasonally, e.g. in April 2017, psm-fried scallops were $23.50 for 6 oz (179 g) or $28 for 8 oz (225 g). Mains $10-30.
  • 1 Boardwalk Cafe (Boardwalk Cafe & Suites), 40 Water Street, +1 902-245-5497, e-mail: . 11AM-2PM.
  • House of Wong Restaurant, 104 Water St.. Daily 11AM-10PM. Chinese $10-25.



There are a number of motels and B&Bs in and around the town.


Go next[edit]

Routes through Digby
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