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  • Bay of Fundy
    Bay of Fundy
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  • Maud is the lady in the middle
    Maud is the lady in the middle
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  • The Dining Room
    The Dining Room
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Digby Highlights

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    King_Golo says…

     nice little town, whales 

  • Con
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    CdnJane says…

     Wasn't there long enough to know. 

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    Simonneeddy says…

     loved the place 

Digby Things to Do

  • Whale watching.

    This is a great area for whale watching either from Digby or even better from Long Island or anywhere on Digby Neck. We went on a zodiac tour Ocean Explorations who are the first place that you see on Long Island after coming off the ferry. We went early morning and it was still really misty but fortunately it cleared just in time. The ride on the...

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  • Whale-watching

    Whale-watching easily is the number one reason why people come to Digby. The small town is located at the Bay of Fundy which is famous for the world's highest tide differences of up to 21m! These enormous energies work like a giant whirlpool - they mix the waters of the bay with incredible powers. This means that the bay is a paradise for krill and...

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  • Water Street

    Water Street is Digby's main street and the place where you find the most sights of the town - some monuments, the harbour with its boats rocking on the waves, several restaurants, souvenir shops and a promenade with benches to sit on. It's very enjoyable to stroll along this street as Digby is a nice little town.

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  • The Balancing Rock

    Near Tiverton, there is a sight that is something very special and probably considered a wonder in the area (at least the nice woman of the VIC sounded so): The Balancing Rock. It's a slim rock of approximately 3m height which really balances on another one. Despite looking as though every gust of wind would blow it from its base, it has never...

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  • Tiverton Lighthouse

    Tiverton is a small village about 50km from Digby, but as Digby is the main town in the area, I put it on this page. Before I went whale-watching, I stopped at Tiverton's lighthouse which is a very nice place. Located on top of a cliff, you can enjoy nice vistas on the harbour and the village of Tiverton. The area is a good spot to go birdwatching,...

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  • Check out the Water Front

    Shop along the main street, and stop to look at the harbour. Maybe you want to have a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants along the way.

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Digby Restaurants

  • Stuffed Full of Donair Meat

    Ricardo's serves pizza, donairs, and subs.I had a donair when I was there, it was stuffed full of donair meat, lettuce, onions, tomatoes and sweet sauce. It was delicious. In fact it was so full of meat it was hard to finish the whole donair.

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  • Great value - good food.

    We visited The Shore Line Restaurant during our visit to Digby in 2005 and made a point of going back on our next visit in 2007. This place is not the ritz but like most restaurants in NS has a rustic, local charm. On our first visit there was live music being played inside but we chose to sit outside on the rear terrace which overlooks the...

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  • Restaurant with a Harbour View

    I don't know if The Fundy Restaurant is any better or worse than any other of the many restaurants along Water Street, but it is certainly well advertised. I sat out on the back deck, overlooking the harbour. There's a lower level too, and a fairly large inside dining room.There was a huge lobster tank, with one very special blue lobster. As you...

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Digby Warnings and Dangers

  • Wharf Rat Rally

    The Wharf Rat Rally draws thousands of people to the small town of Digby. The traffic backs up on the highways for hours while people register. There is no place to stay, no place to park.

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  • Watch out for the bikers !

    Digby hosts an annual Road Rats Biker's Rally which has been getting bigger every year. I think that this takes place around Labour Day week-end which is towards the end of August. This is a great event if you're a biker but not so good for the average tourist. The bikers are, by all accounts, pretty well behaved but if you are in town at this time...

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Digby Off The Beaten Path

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    Maud's Tiny House 4 more images

    by RavensWing Written Oct 31, 2013

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    Maud Lewis (nee Dowley) was born in 1903 in South Ohio, NS. She remains one of Canada's best known and favorite folk artists.

    She married Everett Lewis, a poor fisherman and they lived in a house that measured thirteen foot six inches by twelve foot six inches. It had one room and a loft. She suffered from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. She began painting Christmas cards and would accompany her husband while he went door to door peddling his fish. His customers enjoyed her Christmas cards and she began to paint more. She was a compulsive artist and painted on pretty much every surface of their tiny home.

    There is a replica of their house in Marshalltown NS, maybe a 10 minute drive south of the Digby turn off heading towards Yarmouth. Their actual home is in the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia . In order for me to take pictures of the 'whole' house I had to stand where I was and simply pivot because there is no room to move.

    There are no highway signs that point to the memorial, so you have to just keep your eyes peeled for the small grey house on the side of the road.

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