Nova Scotia may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.

Find out moreOpens in new tab or window

DigbyCanada

A little exploration outside this close-knit community with a proud heritage will reveal a dramatic landscape and breathtaking wildlife encounters.

See one of the world’s largest fleets of scallop boats and dine on delicious seafood in Digby. Admire immense bays and basins then feel the rush of excitement as a colossal whale leaps from the depths just feet from you.

Wander through the streets of Digby and immerse yourself in the town’s seafaring culture. Sit in cafés and restaurants that serve sumptuous fish through the day and watch as the boats come and go from the quiet harbor. The scallop draggers are constantly on the move, stock-piling vast quantities of scallops that lie within the Annapolis Basin. Fried or sautéed, served with chips or salad, this is a local delicacy not to be missed.

After lunch drive 15-minutes north to Point Prim. The lighthouse here marks Digby Gut, the entrance to the basin with spectacular views over the Bay of Fundy. Look north towards the southern coast of New Brunswick and watch the ferry that carries passengers between Digby and Saint John.

The Bay of Fundy is regarded as one of the best places in Canada to spot whales and there are several boat tours that depart regularly from Digby. Set off with an experienced guide and marvel as huge humpback, fin and right whales swim past and propel themselves above the surface.

If you would rather stay on land head to Digby Pines Golf Resort at the north end of town. Designed by Stanley Johnson this scenic course will challenge all levels of player.

Digby is on the southwest coast of Nova Scotia, a 3-hour ferry ride from Saint John. Come during the middle of August to indulge yourself at the Digby Scallop Festival or watch some extreme motor cycle action at the Wharf Rat Rally a couple of weeks after.

A town rightly proud of its spectacular location, great outdoor activities and friendly hospitality await in Digby.

Top Hotels in Digby

Fundy Complex Dockside Suites
Fundy Complex Dockside Suites
3.5 out of 5
34 Water St, Digby, NS
The price is CA $109 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Situated by the ocean, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Digby Heritage Centre, Admiral Digby Museum, and Trinity Anglican Church. Annapolis Basin ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (423 reviews)

"Amazing views, exceptional customer service, great food in the restaurant (which we ordered delivered to our room), clean and spacious suite, all around an excellent two night stay in beautiful Digby. We will go back in the summer for sure!"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 9, 2021

Fundy Complex Dockside Suites
Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa
Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa
3 out of 5
103 Shore Road, Digby, NS
Get Rates

This family-friendly Digby resort is located in a rural location, within 2 mi (3 km) of Digby Heritage Centre and Admiral Digby Museum. Smith's Cove Beach and ...

4.3/5Excellent! (523 reviews)

"Very quiet. Good food. No extra blanket in room. Decorated for Thanksgiving."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 17, 2020

Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa
Siesta Motel
Siesta Motel
2.5 out of 5
81 Montague Row, Digby, NS
The price is CA $75 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Situated in Digby, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of Admiral Digby Museum and Trinity Anglican Church. Digby Heritage Centre and Annapolis Basin Look Off ...

3.9/5Good! (197 reviews)

"This motel is very clean and the owner is very sweet and helpful. A good central location in Digby. We were pleasantly surprised to find a microwave and fridge in our room, which was very convenient. Overall, a good stay and we will be back!"…"

Reviewed on Sep. 4, 2020

Siesta Motel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Digby

Fundy Complex Dockside Suites
Fundy Complex Dockside Suites
3.5 out of 5
34 Water St, Digby, NS
The price is CA $109 per night from Jan 28 to Jan 29

Situated by the ocean, this aparthotel is within a 10-minute walk of Digby Heritage Centre, Admiral Digby Museum, and Trinity Anglican Church. Annapolis Basin ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (423 reviews)

"Amazing views, exceptional customer service, great food in the restaurant (which we ordered delivered to our room), clean and spacious suite, all around an excellent two night stay in beautiful Digby. We will go back in the summer for sure!"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 9, 2021

Fundy Complex Dockside Suites
Beautiful Seaside Cottage
Beautiful Seaside Cottage
Digby, NS
The price is CA $105 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Situated by the ocean, this cottage is within a 5-minute walk of Admiral Digby Museum and Trinity Anglican Church. Digby Heritage Centre and Annapolis Basin ...

4.1/5Very Good! (12 reviews)
Outstanding view and quiet!

"Thoroughly enjoyed the comfort of the cottage and its views of the Annapolis Basin and watching the tides!"…"

Reviewed on Dec. 13, 2020

Beautiful Seaside Cottage
Beautiful Seaside Cottage
Beautiful Seaside Cottage
3 out of 5
84 Montague Row, Digby, NS
The price is CA $125 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Situated in Digby, this vacation home is within a 5-minute walk of Admiral Digby Museum and Trinity Anglican Church. Digby Heritage Centre and Annapolis Basin ...

4.3/5Excellent! (7 reviews)

"Wonderful views. Not modern but clean and comfortable"…"

Reviewed on Oct. 2, 2019

Beautiful Seaside Cottage
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
00

Reviews of Digby

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
64
5 - Excellent 46.0431654676259%
4 - Good
61
4 - Good 43.884892086330936%
3 - Okay
13
3 - Okay 9.352517985611511%
2 - Disappointing
1
2 - Disappointing 0.7194244604316546%
1 - Terrible
0
1 - Terrible 0%

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 10, 2019

Small and cosy.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

Oct 9, 2019

Have some seafood and spend time by the ocean

3/5 - Okay

Verified traveller

Sep 26, 2019

Just so-so. Rooms were clean and spacious but service was lacking at check-in and service on the patio.

4/5 - Good

Nancy

Sep 16, 2019

Beautiful drive/ferries to Westport. Don't forget to stop at coves. Disappointed because whale watching was cancelled because it was raining.?

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Sep 14, 2019

Beautiful,small town with impressive marina.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

Sep 13, 2019

A picturesque and quaint fishing village, with the best scallops! Sweet Main Street, with lots of dining options.

Cities near Digby