NEWS AND EVENTS
Wharf Rat Rally

Come see for yourself the thousands of motorcycles, riders and spectators in Digby Nova Scotia for the 19th annual Wharf Rat Ralley, Atlantic Canada’s largest motorcycle rally. The Board of Directors are revved up to announce the Rally’s full return to the Digby Waterfront, Nova Scotia, Canada, on Thursday August 31st through Sunday September 3rd 2023. Check out their website to learn more about this annual event:

We are so happy to have back Historic Gardens as a DATA Member for 2024: 

More about Historic Gardens: 

One of Canada’s Top 10 Gardens Worth Travelling For in 2024.

Within Seventeen Acres of Paradise, the Annapolis Royal Historic Gardens showcases gardening methods, designs and materials representing Canadian history. Highlights include a Pine Forest & Native Plant Garden, an Acadian house & garden, a Governor’s Garden, Victorian Garden, and a modern Innovative Garden. There are several significant plant collections including the largest rose collection in Eastern Canada.

There are many unique ways to add to your Historic Gardens experience, from guided tours or children’s scavenger hunts to hallmark events like “Wine & Roses”. You may also want to linger on the patio of our Elm Tree Café and spend time exploring our Gardens Shop.

Learn more here: https://digbyarea.ca/member-directory/annapolis-royal-historic-gardens/

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Happy Birthday Digby! ✨️🎈

Scallop Capital of The World! 🛥

Home of 

Maud Lewis 🖌 

Wharf Rat Rally 🏍

Lobster Bash 🦞

Scallop Days 🥟

Incorporated on this day in 1890.

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Tous les jours… Suis-je la seule? ✨ Every single day… Am I the only one?

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We are so happy to have the Digby Pines back as DATA Members for another year. 

More about the Digby Pines: 

Graciously situated overlooking the Annapolis Basin & Town of Digby, the Digby Pines Golf Resort & Spa has been greeting guests since 1929, is full-service and open year-round. 

Complete with classic resort hotel and 31 private cottages on-site, plus Nova Scotia-inspired dining in various surroundings, an 18-hole championship golf course designed by famed Stanley Thompson, beautiful outdoor heated pool & full service Eminence Spa, The Pines is an experience in itself. 

Our 95-year heritage of resort service and sincere Nova Scotia Welcome, makes The Pines Nova Scotia’s Iconic Coastal Resort. Easy to reach, The Pines is located 2 hours drive from Halifax; minutes from the ferry from Saint John, John, NB, and 1 hour from Yarmouth and the ferry service to Maine.

Learn more here: https://digbyarea.ca/member-directory/digby-pines-golf-resort-spa/

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We are thrilled to welcome back Annapolis Basin Charter Tours as a DATA Member for 2024! 

More about Annapolis Basin Charter Tours:

We offer scenic boat tours and fishing charters out of the Digby marina. General tour lengths are 3 or 6 hours. We offer fishing charters for a variety of species including mackerel, flounder, striped bass, haddock, cod, pollock and more. 

Customized tours and fishing trips available upon request.

Learn more here: https://digbyarea.ca/member-directory/annapolis-basin-charter-tours/

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Going back to port after a long day 🐋👀✨
Please join us in welcoming back the Seawinds Motel as a DATA Member for 2024! 

More about the Seawinds Motel:

Seawinds Motel is located on the Annapolis Basin, in the historic town of Digby, Nova Scotia. Open Year Round. This motel boasts panoramic views of the water.

Seven Kitchenette rooms and three standard rooms. All rooms are equipped with a microwave, fridge, and Keurig coffee machine. Featuring a bath or shower, the private bathrooms also come with a hairdryer and free toiletries.

All rooms are air-conditioned for guest convenience.
All rooms are on one level and non-smoking.
Free on-site parking. Free Wifi.
Motorbike Caddy available.
60’ waterfront deck for guests only.

Within walking distance to the Town Of Digby. Digby Pines Golf Course can be reached in 5 minutes’ drive. Saint John Ferry is just minutes away.

Learn more here: https://digbyarea.ca/member-directory/seawinds-motel/

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Come sail away 🚢

Take a trip on the #MVFundyRose with us across the Bay Of Fundy!

We took a little road trip after our weekend of visitng family, and took the ferry from Saint John to Digby. It was the perfect day with incredible views and the staff aboard the ferry were amazing!

I highly recommend you check out nflbayferries and book your trip! *Hosted

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We are pleased to welcome back Lazy Bear Brewing as a DATA Member for 2024!

More about Lazy Bear Brewing: 

We’re proud to be an artisanal brewery, bringing our love of science + beer (and wood-fired pizzas) to Digby, Annapolis Royal, and Southwest Nova Scotia.
We have entertainment most Thursdays through September! Follow us on Instagram or Facebook to find out who is playing! You can also catch us at the Annapolis Royal Farmers market every Saturday year-round.

Learn more here: https://digbyarea.ca/member-directory/lazy-bear-brewing-inc/

#DigbyArea #DATAMember #SmithsCove
L’océan vous appelle ✨ The ocean is calling (English follows)

💙Si ces images vous parlent, la Nouvelle-Écosse devrait être votre prochaine destination!

>>> Réservez votre escapade au bord de la mer ici : www.labluefin.com/fr

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💙If these images speak to you, Nova Scotia should be your next destination!

>>> Book your seaside getaway here : www.labluefin.com 

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We are excited to welcome back Fundy Spray Campground for the 2024 season! 

More about Fundy Spray Campground: 

Family friendly campground located in Smith's Cove, 10 minutes from Digby. Open for seasonal camping, daily camping and glamping. NEW fully equipped cabins coming in Summer 2024! On-site facilities include: full service sites, tent sites, pool, playground, coin laundry, rec-hall, Wi-Fi & more! We can't wait to see you soon!

Learn more here: https://digbyarea.ca/member-directory/fundy-spray-campground/

#DATAMember #SmithsCove #DigbyArea
Want to be featured on our website, social media, and in our annual visitors guide? 

We are seeking DATA Members for the 2024 tourism season. 

As a DATA Member, you get a vote at our AGM, consideration for partnership in special tourism projects, promotion on our social media throughout the year, and a business listing on our website.

By booking an ad in our guide, you get a free yearly membership, and your business will be part of 15,000 guides that will be sent out across Nova Scotia. 

This includes at the Nova Scotia / New Brunswick border, at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, on the CAT and Fundy Rose ferries, as well as many VIC’s across the province.

Send us a message or email for more details.

📸 Western Light, Brier Island - September 2022

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Please join us in welcoming Ava's Sweet Treats as a first time DATA Member: 

More about Ava's Sweet Treats:

Ava's Sweet Treats is a wonderful blend of Hard & Soft Serve Ice Cream, Frozen Yogurt, Home Made waffle cones and sweet treats such as Cake Pops, Peanut Brittle and so much more!

Learn more here: https://digbyarea.ca/member-directory/avas-sweet-treats/

#DigbyArea #DATAMember #Digby
Oh Canada (atlantique)! 🎶 Oh (Atlantic) Canada! (English follows)

🇨🇦Pas de passeport? Pas de problème! Pas besoin de sortir du Canada pour découvrir un coin de paradis au bord de la mer dont peu de gens ont déjà entendu parler : la Baie Sainte-Marie, en Nouvelle-Écosse!

🌊Profitez des paysages côtiers de toute beauté, des plages splendides et désertes, des fruits de mer en abondance et des couchers de soleil spectaculaires sur l’océan sans même sortir du pays (et en restant loin des foules)!

⭐️ Pas même besoin de parler anglais - la région de la Baie Sainte-Marie est francophone, on y retrouve la plus grande communauté acadienne de la Nouvelle-Écosse. Les néo-écossais anglophones l’appellent d’ailleurs la « French Shore ». Le saviez-vous?

🦞Suivez-nous pour en savoir plus sur la région ou louer un chalet sur les côtes acadiennes de la Nouvelle-Écosse! 
labluefinmeteghan

🌐 www.labluefin.com/fr

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🇨🇦No passport? No problem! You don’t have to leave Canada to discover a seaside paradise few people have ever heard of: Clare, Nova Scotia!

🌊Enjoy beautiful coastal scenery, stunning empty beaches, abundant seafood and spectacular ocean sunsets without even leaving the country (and without the crowds)!

⭐️Clare (or Baie Saint-Marie in French) is home to Nova Scotia’s largest Acadian community, and Nova Scotians call it the « French Shore ». Did you know that?

🦞Follow us for more info on the area or to rent an oceanfront cottage in the Acadian Shores area of Nova Scotia!
labluefinmeteghan

🌐 www.labluefin.com

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We are thrilled to welcome back Coastal Inn Digby as a DATA Member for 2024. 

More about Coastal Inn Digby:

Conveniently located close to all amenities, and just minutes drive from Saint John Ferry, Coastal Inn Digby offers 37 air-conditioned units (singles, doubles, kitchenettes), with all room necessities to make guests' stay most comfortable. 

Added features are large parking lot, guest laundromat, play area and conference room. Continental breakfast is included, and reputable on-site restaurant is happy to serve you with tasty lunch-dinner choices. Like at any other Coastal Inn in this trusted Maritime hotel chain, we keep up to high standard of customer service. 

Welcome to your "Home Away From Home!”

Book your stay here: https://digbyarea.ca/member-directory/coastal-inn-digby/

#DigbyArea #DATAMember #Digby
Joining us as well for the 2024 season is Port-Royal National Historic Site. 

More about them: 

A reconstruction of a 17th-century French compound sits proudly on the site of one of the earliest European settlements on the continent - this is Port-Royal National Historic Site and a must-see while in Nova Scotia! 

Explore the Habitation's period rooms and meet the French colonists that lived and worked this land in 1605. Hear their personal stories, from their first winter of hardship to their enduring friendship and alliance with the Mi'kmaq people that enabled them to survive. 

Learn more about the "Order of Good Cheer" that Samuel de Champlain started in order to keep morale high in the challenging conditions. You can almost imagine the music and laughter as you sit at the banquet table and immerse yourself in how the colonists lived. 

You can also become a new colonist yourself in a 'Meeting with the Governor' guided tour experience. Families will also enjoy the Parks Canada Xplorers program with lots of fun activities for the kids to see and do.

Learn more here: https://digbyarea.ca/member-directory/port-royal-national-historic-site/

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Back again for 2024 - Fort Anne National Historic Site. 

More about them: 

Nestled along the edge of the Annapolis Basin and Annapolis Royal's scenic National Historic District, Fort Anne is Canada's first national historic site designated in 1917. 

Considered one of the most hotly contested places in North America; this has always been Mi'kmaw territory and the site of treaty negotiations. Both the French and the British held military control during the early 1600s and 1700s - the area changed hands seven times during this time. 

Today, an interactive and immersive exhibit inside the Officers' Quarters museum showcases Fort Anne as a meeting place for many cultures including the Mi'kmaq, Scots, Acadians, Black Loyalists, British and French. 

Stroll the star-shaped earthwork fortifications on a guided Vauban Fort tour or learn more about the Acadians that lived here and why Annapolis Royal is considered the Cradle of Acadie. Families will enjoy the Parks Canada Xplorer Program with lots of fun activities perfect for kids. 

The grounds and walking path provide lots of space to enjoy a hike or picnic. Fort Anne played a key role in the forces and events that shaped this community, the province and the nation. 

Enjoy your visit!

Learn more here: https://digbyarea.ca/member-directory/fort-anne-national-historic-site/

#DATAMember #AnnapolisRoyal
Want to be featured on our website, social media, and in our annual visitors guide? 

We are seeking DATA Members for the 2024 tourism season. 

As a DATA Member, you get a vote at our AGM, consideration for partnership in special tourism projects, promotion on our social media throughout the year, and a business listing on our website.

By booking an ad in our guide, you get a free yearly membership, and your business will be part of 15,000 guides that will be sent out across Nova Scotia. 

This includes at the Nova Scotia / New Brunswick border, at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, on the CAT and Fundy Rose ferries, as well as many VIC’s across the province.

Send us a message or email for more details.

📸 Pond Cove Beach, Brier Island - September 2022

#DATAMemebers #DigbyArea
Please join us in welcoming back Upper Clements Cottages & RV Park as a DATA Member for 2024:

More about Upper Clements Cottages & RV Park: 

We are your perfect base camp to explore Southwest Nova Scotia! Whether it’s a leisurely stroll through the centuries in Annapolis Royal, hiking the numerous trails in the area or an exciting day of whale watching, the fun doesn’t end when you come home to base camp. How about a barbecue while the kids explore the playground? Feed the bunnies and the goats or enjoy a swim in the heated pool. End your day around your cozy campfire, roasting marshmallows!

And don’t forget! The cottages are open year round for business travellers or those looking for a romantic getaway. Also, one of our cottages is wheelchair accessible.

Browse the shops of Digby, enjoy the fall leaves, go snowshoeing in winter or early golfing in spring – just some of the many things to do at Upper Clements Cottages & RV Park!

Reserve your cottage or RV Site today, only 5 minutes from the historic town of Annapolis Royal in the beautiful Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia.

We speak English / Nous parlons Français

Discover more here: https://digbyarea.ca/member-directory/upper-clements-cottages-rv-park/

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We are thrilled to welcome for the first time, Garrison House Inn, as a DATA Member for 2024. 

More about Garrison House Inn: 

Discover the allure of Garrison House Inn, a charming heritage building dating back to 1854, located in the heart of Annapolis Royal, the birthplace of Canada. With a rich history as the former Fort Commander’s Residence, the inn has transformed into a culinary destination.

We embarked on this journey in December 2023, driven by our passion for exceptional food and the desire to contribute to the vibrant local scene. Discover for yourself how our Inn offers beautiful accommodation in Annapolis Royal Nova Scotia

Immerse yourself in the captivating history of Garrison House Inn, a cherished landmark in Annapolis Royal. With a heritage that spans over 160 years, this iconic building has gracefully evolved into a premier bed and breakfast.

Originally established as an Inn four decades ago, we have lovingly preserved the charm and character of its 19th-century roots while infusing it with modern comforts. Delight in the unique blend of old-world ambiance and contemporary hospitality that awaits you at Garrison House Inn.

Learn more here: https://digbyarea.ca/member-directory/garrison-house-inn/

#DATAMember #AnnapolisRoyal #DigbyArea
Please join us in welcoming back Hillside Landing B&B as a 2024 DATA Member. 

More about Hillside Landing B&B: 

We are Henry and Linda Wielinga, the owners of Hillside Landing Bed & Breakfast. We are excited to share our home with you on your travels through this beautiful and historical part of Canada. Our passion for hospitality and the opportunities to sit and exchange travel and life stories is our mission statement.

Learn more and book your stay here: https://digbyarea.ca/member-directory/hillside-landing-bb/

#DigbyArea #DATAMember #Digby
Want to be featured on our website, social media, and annual visitors guide? 

We are seeking DATA Members for the 2024 tourism season. 

As a DATA Member, you get a vote at our AGM, consideration for partnership in special tourism projects, promotion on our social media throughout the year, and a business listing on our website.

By booking an ad in our guide, you get a free yearly membership, and your business will be part of 15,000 guides that will be sent out across Nova Scotia. 

This includes at the Nova Scotia / New Brunswick border, at Halifax Stanfield International Airport, on the CAT and Fundy Rose ferries, as well as many VIC’s across the province.

Send us a message or email for more details.

📸 Western Light, Brier Island - September 2022

#DATAMemebers #DigbyArea
Another DATA Member returning in 2024 is the one of a kind, Sissiboo River Retreat. 

More about Sissiboo River Retreat- Glamping Adventures: 

Ultimate staycation in your very own stargazer dome. Nestled in the trees overlooking the Sissiboo River with the fun of camping but the comforts of a cozy hotel. Welcome to Glamping.

See more here: https://digbyarea.ca/member-directory/sissiboo-river-retreat/

#DATAMember #Weymouth #DigbyArea
Thank you Harbourview Inn for once again joining us as a DATA Member! 

More about the Harbourview Inn: 

The Harbourview Inn is situated in the tranquil country setting of Smith’s Cove, where the Fundy Shore and Annapolis Valley regions of Nova Scotia meet. We offer 11 well appointed rooms and a delicious hot breakfast is included. Our guests enjoy warm hospitality in a relaxed atmosphere, with full access to the lovely outdoor swimming pool and tennis / pickleball court. The beach is just a stroll away.

See more here: https://digbyarea.ca/member-directory/harbourview-inn/

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Our backyard is full of options. Can’t wait to be back on the water with you all. #paddling #seakayakingadventures #seakayaking #seakayak #seayouonthewater #justpaddle #thisiskokatat #kayaking
Just a few more days to express interest in helping us put together our 2024 visitors guide.

For more details see our pinned post on Facebook, or send us a message.

📸 Sandy Cove Beach

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🌅 It’s all about the view at La Bluefin! Who would you love to share it with?

👉 Tag this person below or share this reel with them!

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🌅 La vue à La Bluefin est une source constante d’émerveillement. Avec qui aimeriez-vous la partager?

👉 Mentionnez cette personne dans les commentaires ou partagez ce reel avec elle!

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🔗 www.labluefin.com (link in bio*lien en bio)

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The whale watching team behind the photo that graced our 2022 visitors guide! Please join us in welcoming back Brier Island Whale & Seabird Cruises as a DATA Member for 2024!

More about them:

Take a Brier Island Whale & Seabird Cruise and spot endangered or rare species of whales such as humpback as well as other species of cetaceans (whales, dolphins & porpoises) and seabirds. 

As part of our cruise, you will be joining a scientific survey studying whales. A portion of ticket sales is allocated to those studies. Our Captain has over 50 experience navigating the Bay of Fundy and our crew possess an extensive knowledge of the marine life of the Bay of Fundy and history of the island. 

We offer cruises 2-5 times daily on our 15 m (50 ft) Mega Nova (3 to 5 hours in duration) or our zodiacs (2-3 hours) – Mega Nova is narrated by trained naturalists and researchers. Zodiac tours are partially narrated. Charter and family rates available.

Learn more here: https://digbyarea.ca/member-directory/brier-island-whale-and-seabird-cruises-limited/

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We are so happy to have Blue Mind Gallery back as a member for 2024. 

More about them: 

Located in the historic village of Bear River, Blue Mind Gallery features fine art and craft by artists of Nova Scotia. 

Enjoy a beautifully curated selection of skillfully crafted pieces – something for all tastes and budgets. This is the perfect spot for unique gifts, souvenirs, or original decor for your home.

Welcoming atmosphere. Wheelchair accessible. Locally owned and operated. Open year-round!

See more here: https://digbyarea.ca/member-directory/blue-mind-gallery/

#DATAMembers #DigbyArea
👋 Hey DATA Members!! 

Our January newsletter was just released and should be in your inbox now.

Let us know if you have any issues receiving it or have any questions.

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Thank you Gilbert's Cove And District Historical Society for your continued support.

More about Gilbert's Cove And District Historical Society:

Gift Shop featuring: local handcrafts & souvenirs, tea room, historical and genealogical information, beach access and picnic area, open daily 10am to 4pm mid June thru September. 

(902)-837-5584 – info@gilbertscovelighthouse.com https://www.gilbertscovelighthouse.com/index.php 

donations@gilbertscovelighthouse.com – Climb the tower and see the light!

See more here: https://digbyarea.ca/member-directory/gilbert-cove-and-district-historical-society/

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