This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Digby. To help you make friends with Digby before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!
Digby is home to the world famous Digby scallops; these are a must-try while you are here. You can either try some out at a restaurant if you are feeling like a splurge, or more budget-conscious travelers can cook their own at their hostel. You can buy them fresh at the fish market and they are cheaper and fresher here than they are in the local supermarkets.
Walking along the main street along the bay, you will find several attractions. There is the Fisherman's Memorial, the battery from the old days, many murals and art works along the street, and the Fundy Restaurant. Even if you aren't eating at the Fundy Restaurant, it is a must see, as it is home to some giant lobster claws and one of the very rare, blue lobsters, of which there are less than one in a million. They have him in a tank there and if you ask the waitresses they will take you to see him.
Other things to see and do here in Digby are the whale watching tours, where you can see humpback whales within the Annapolis Basin region. There is also the Admiral Digby Museum, which gives a history on the fishing history within the area. You can also take a trip out to the Point Prim Lighthouse for a beautiful view of the Digby Harbour.
Digby hostels are located right in the heart of the downtown region, and close to most of the attractions. Ask at your Digby hostel for the nearest food stores or for other supply stores that you may need. The town itself is quite large and will have all of the major amenities that you may need. Getting around to some of the attractions, you may need a car or a bicycle. If you do have a car, a ferry runs over to Saint John, New Brunswick, from here -- ask at the local visitor center for cost and schedule.
Written by local enthusiast for Digby hostelsGlobetrotter