Digby is the gateway to the Digby Neck and Islands, considered to be one of Nova Scotia’s most spectacular natural regions. The great tides of the Bay of Fundy have created a rich ecosystem that supports an abundance of wildlife, including a great number of whales and seabirds. The area has become famous for its whale- and seabird-watching tours, and the land is an environmental treasure that offers spectacular panoramas of rocky headlands and tide-carved coastline. Timeless small fishing villages complete this dream destination. If you are ready to take a break from city tourism and rushed tours this area is an absolute must.

We strongly recommend you to take the time for this amazing area: it has a way of slowing your pace. You might just find yourself on an otherwise deserted beach, watching the seals around the herring cages and hunting for sea glass while enjoying the fresh ocean breeze.

Things to do:

1. Go whale watching. The Bay of Fundy is one of the best places in the world to see whales.

2. Go to the beach. Sandy Cove beach on Digby Neck is scenic, sandy and known for rock- and seaglass hunting.

3. Take a hike. There are many amazing hikes to be had in this area. To give you some ideas:

  • Balancing Rock Trail near Tiverton, Long Island
  • Walk the Fundy View Trail at Freeport, Long Island
  • Hike to Seal Cove on Brier Island for a short trip, or take the day and hike around entire Brier Island. When hiking around the island combine it with a stay at the Brier Island Hostel, a great relaxing hostel with rave reviews.
  • Althouse Lookoff at Tiverton
  • Central Grove Provincial Park
  • Walk along the beach to the Red Head Cliffs near Rossway, Digby Neck at low tide

4. Take an adventure with Fundy Adventures: learn about dulse, go rock-hunting for agate on the beach, enjoy local folklore, or go periwinkling! These adventures are a rare opportunity to get a true taste for the local way of life.

Some interesting facts:


  • It takes 2 ferries to reach Brier Island. These ferries take cars and cost only $7,- each, the way back is free. Pedestrians are free. Please keep in mind the ferries only take cash, so make sure to have some cash on you! 
  • The fall migration attracts numerous species of sea birds, shorebirds and waterfowl as it is located on the Atlantic Flyway
  • Joshua Slocum, the first man to sail around the world alone, lived here

Getting here:

  • Catch a ride with any of the other guests staying with us that are heading there for the day
  • Take a tour with Kathleen. Try and get several people together to save!
  • Rent a car with Enterprise. Make sure to book ahead to ensure you will have a car, as cars are limited!
  • Hitch hike. Please be aware that we do not promote or encourage hitchhiking, we just mention the option as we know many of you wonder ( if the number of times we have been asked this question is an indication anyway)