DIGBY – SCALLOP CAPITAL OF THE WORLD
Home to a large scallop and lobster fishing fleet and known worldwide for their famous Digby scallops, visit the town of Digby for a colourful photo of fishing boats in the harbour and sample scallops at one of the many restaurants in the town.
Buy fresh fish from the docks as the boats come in. Enjoy lunch at one of the many restaurants on the waterfront. Take in the weekly markets on the waterfront stroll. Or watch spectacular sunsets as you enjoy a drink and a meal on a restaurant deck overlooking the harbour.
Digby is the scallop capital of the world. Don’t leave without trying them. There are many restaurants in Digby, offering a wide variety of foods besides scallops. You won’t suffer for choice. Watch spectacular sunsets over the harbour while enjoying your meal or drink on one of the restaurant decks.
Maud Lewis lived with Everett in a tiny house from 1938 until her death in 1970. Maud painted on any surface she could - walls, mirrors, wallpaper and household items such as bread boxes and tea canisters; she even painted their cast-iron stove! She sold paintings to raise money for income, so the house itself (the original now residing at the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia) is seen as the one work of art Maud painted for herself. The replica house is true-to-scale and is just outside Digby, near her where the original home stood.
One of Canada’s largest bike rallies, the Wharf Rat Rally is an annual five-day event beginning the Wednesday prior to Labour Day Weekend and continuing until Sunday evening. The heart of the rally is in Digby with a variety of including vendors, raffles, 50/50, watersport demonstrations, guided tours, live bands, stunt riders, demonstrations, custom bikes, ride-outs, and workshops.