Today a major seaport, Digby is noted for having one of the world's largest SCALLOP fleets. It is a centre for distribution, shipping, fishing and general commerce. CFB CORNWALLIS is located nearby. A ferry makes 3 trips daily to SAINT JOHN, NB. Attractions include high tides (over 9 m) and whale watching. The ceiling of Trinity Anglican Church (1878) resembles the inverted hull of a ship. The church was designated a national HISTORIC SITE in 1990.
Author JEAN PETERSON
Links to Other Sites
Digby County: A Journey Through Time
An online collection of digitized images depicting the history of Digby County. Descriptions of the photographs were based on interviews with the community’s elders. From the Virtual Museum of Canada.
Bay of Fundy
Explore the many scenic around the Bay of Fundy. From the website for the Bay of Fundy Tourism Partnership.
HMCS / CFB Cornwallis Military Historical Association
Click on "Military Life" to view a selection of archival photographs depicting personnel who served and trained at the former Cornwallis training base in Nova Scotia.
The official website for the historic Town of Digby, located on the Bay of Fundy in Nova Scotia.
Admiral Digby Museum
Scroll down for an information page about the Admiral Digby Museum, a facility that highlights the history of the Digby area. A Government of Nova Scotia website.
Bird's Eye Views of Nova Scotia's Historic Places
Check out the interactive maps and travel along a nineteenth century street. Click on a highlighted building or place and see what it looks like today. And, find out about its heritage value and preservation history from the Nova Scotia Register of Historic Places.
Atlantic Provinces Chambers of Commerce
The website for the Atlantic Provinces Chambers of Commerce (APCC), formerly the Maritime Board of Trade. Formed in 1896, this organization promotes and supports business and economic development in Atlantic Canada. Click on "Chambers" for links to local Chambers of Commerce.
Nova Scotia: Community Profiles
Search for statistical profiles of communities in the Province of Nova Scotia.