There is the saying that Nova Scotia is Canada’s playground. The Atlantic Canadian province has many various experiences its native Nova Scotians, Canadians and people from around the world can discover.
is located in the middle of the Evangeline Trail (Highway 1), and is within a short drive of many attractions that you and your family will want to see. Enjoy, Discover and Visit, and its home of Nova Scotia. For information on these attractions, such as whale watching, please look at the sub menu under “Attractions”.
There are also several festivals and celebrations that surround the area. Some of the more prominent events that take place are: Digby’s Scallop Days which celebrates what has made the fishing town famous. The delectable sea fare that is included in an array of dishes. There are contests, competitions, a parade and of course food!
And the BIG ONE… Digby’s Wharf Rat Rally. Thousands of people from all over come to Digby to partake in a love of everything motorcycle related. While there are thousands of people, there are thousands of motorcycles to see, and appreciate. There are shows, music, and much more! All this takes place over the labour day weekend.
World Famous Scallops!
The Town is located on the western side of the Annapolis Basin, where the land rises quite abruptly from the water. It possesses one of the best harbours in the Province. Near fishermen’s Wharf is the Admiral Digby Well, which once served the home of the Admiral.
One of the major attractions in Digby is Trinity Anglican Church, on Queen Street. It is the only church in Canada built by shipwrights. Trinity is similar in design to an upside-down wooden ship. The laminated arches, bracing and iron fasteners are reminiscent of the skills of the shipbuilders who built it. The church was designed by Stephen C. Earle, noted New England architect. In Trinity’s yard and another two blocks south (the Old Loyalist Cemetery) the gravestones of those hardy pioneers can be found.
Although Digby is the major commercial and population centre in the area, it still has all the amenities and benefits of a comfortable small town. In 1990, Digby celebrated its Centennial and many activities and events took place.
Digby is also home to the Wharf Rat Rally, a motorcyclists dream. Bikers from around North America descend on the small town to enjoy the festivities and events, and the metallic art that is motorcycles on Labour Day weekend.