Digby Travel Guide

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Digby is a town in western Nova Scotia which lies on the Annapolis Basin of the Bay of Fundy. Digby is the shire town and commercial hub of Digby County. The town is famous for its scallop fishing fleet.

Tourism has played an important role in Digby during the 20th century following the construction of a large resort on the town's outskirts named The Digby Pines. Built in 1905 and then purchased in 1917 by the Dominion Atlantic Railway, the resort provided the stimulus in the local tourism industry which has continuously expanded into the 2000s.

Digby’s economy is still based largely on the fishing and tourism industries. The annual Scallop Days Festival brings the two industries together to showcase the town’s history and heritage to the tourists. The festival offers a variety of themed activities for all ages, including scallop shucking contests, a parade, and an exhibition of local artists. Another attraction for the tourism industry is the annual Wharf Rat Rally which attracts mortorcycle enthusiasts from afar to enjoy a weekend of events. The area is also widely known for the enormous Bay of Fundy tides that sweep the coastline boasting some of the highest tides in the world.