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5 Ways To Be a Tourist in Digby, Nova Scotia

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July 13, 2017

Did you know that Digby, Nova Scotia is filled with fun for both tourists and locals alike? It may seem small but there’s lots to see in our beautiful coastal town. With a variety of historic sites, stunning views and delicious seafood, there’s much more to Digby than meets the eye.

1. Lighthouse Tour
First and foremost, you cannot take a trip to our seaside coast without checking out some of our notable lighthouses. Did you know that there is over 150 lighthouses in Nova Scotia? Each with an incredible story to tell. Take a stop at Gilberts Cove Lighthouse, located along the Fundy Shore. This lighthouse also has a beautiful walking area to enjoy. Pack a lunch and make a picnic out of it!

2. Maud Lewis House
Did you know that there is a true-to-scale replica of Maud Lewis’ house, just outside Digby? The Maud Lewis House location has been a huge tourist attraction for many years. Especially now, after the release of her biography this year! This replica (the original is located at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia) was made by hand by a local man, Murray Ross, as a tribute to her art and story. This creative piece is well worth a quick stop at 11585 highway 217, about 10 minutes outside of town. Don’t forget to leave a donation in the box!

3. Whale Watching
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again, whale watching in Digby is an unforgettable experience. Digby Neck, Long Island and Brier Island happen to be rich waters filled with delicious plankton that attracts many species of whales, including the rare Right Whales. You can experience an exhilarating whale watching adventure by boat or zodiac to get close-up view.

4. Digby Scallops
Scallops from Digby are known worldwide for their delicious taste. Not to brag but these world famous scallops are one of Chef Dale’s specialties! Better yet, join us for Digby Scallop Days from August 10th, 2017 to August 13th, 2017. This festival is filled with games, fun and of course, fresh Digby scallops!

5. Upper Clements Park
We love family fun at Digby Pines and there’s no better place to have fun than at Upper Clements Park. In the heart of the Annapolis Valley, Upper Clements Amusement Park has something for everyone. The amusement park features over 30 rides and attractions, including Atlantic Canada’s only Flume ride (the Sissiboo Sizzler)!