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Welcome to "The scallop capital of the world", Digby, Nova Scotia. Located in the southwestern portion of Canada's Ocean Playground, Digby offers visitors a wide variety of interesting activities, dramatic natural attractions, comfortable accommodations, and is close to the best whale watching in North America.

Come and experience our dramatic sunrises over the beautiful Annapolis Basin and glorious sunsets over the Bay of Fundy. A stroll along the Admirals Walk on our waterfront will bring you to the Admiral Digby Museum, various shops, cafes, restaurants, and historical sites. Our full service marina , Heritage Centre , Fishermen & Soldiers Memorials, and picturesque fisherman's wharf harbouring our world famous scallop fleet await your photographic skills! Stop and chat with our friendly townsfolk and learn of the interesting history of our town and area.

United Empire Loyalists from New York and New England settled Digby in 1783. Arriving on the HMS Atalanta under the command of Admiral Sir Robert Digby RN, these hearty settlers built our present town as a fishing and lumber centre. In later year's folks from many areas found Digby to be a delightful place to spend their summers, turning our town into a popular visitor attraction.

Digby is conveniently located just five minutes from Highway 101, taking exit #26, and is also the gateway to Nova Scotia for our visitors arriving via the MV Princess of Acadia, car ferry from Saint John, New Brunswick.

To acquaint our visitors with the various activities and attractions available, we offer our local Visitor Information Centre in downtown Digby, and the Provincial Visitor Information Centre on the Shore Road enroute from the ferry.

We look forward to welcoming you to our town.

Please contact us via email at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call us at 1-888- IN DIGBY (463-4429) if you require any further information in planning your visit to the Town of Digby, Nova Scotia.

In February 1997, Canadian Living magazine asked their readers to tell the magazine why their hometowns were the best in Canada. Digby resident Cheryl Lynn Outhouse sent them her reasons why she thought Digby was the best place for romance.

After reviewing all the nominations, Canadian Living, in their July 1997 issue, announced what we in Digby have known all along, that Digby truly is the most romantic place in Canada!