Established in 1783 under the leadership of Rear Admiral Robert Digby, the town was first settled by the United Empire Loyalists who built the town as a fishing and lumbering centre. With a long, sea faring history, Digby was an important regional transportation centre in the 1890’s where trains connected with steamships. You can explore the town’s history and genealogy at Admiral Digby Museum.
Today, the picturesque town of Digby is home to a large scallop and lobster fishing fleet and is known worldwide for their famous Digby scallops. This charming fishing community offers spectacular views, incredible tides, championship golf, trails and some of the best whale watching in North America.