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Digby Travel Guide



Digby is a town in the Annapolis Valley region of Nova Scotia, which can be reached by taking Route 1 from Yarmouth to Windsor through the Evangeline trail, named after the famous heroine of Longfellow’s epic poem about the expulsion of the Acadians from the region in 1755.[1] Digby is famous and justly so for its celebrated Digby scallops and scallop fishing fleet. The town, in fact, celebrates its best known product with the Digby Scallop Days in August, which involves a parade, an exhibition of artists, and themed activities.[2] Digby is almost as renowned for its cured smoked herring which the locals refer to as “Digby Chicks”.[3]

The town is located within a beautiful and conveniently positioned inlet of the Bay of Fundy. The inlet is used as a terminus for ferries connecting Digby with Saint John, New Brunswick.[4] The bay itself has some of the world’s highest tides.[5]

Another reason to visit Digby is for its annual Wharf Rat Rally, a motorcycle racing event that takes place in June.[6]

References:
Carroll, Donald. Insider’s Guide Canada. Edison: Hunter Publishing, Inc, 1996. ISBN: 1556507100.

“Digby, Nova Scotia.” < http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digby%2C_Nova_Scotia>

[1] Carroll, 321
[2] Digby
[3] Carroll, 321
[4] Id.
[5] Digby
[6] Id.







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