Local Activities and Attractions

Through our experience we have observed guests plan their vacation in one of two ways. Some guests move on a daily basis to a new location or accomodations. Others stay two, three or more days in one location and branch out each day on a new adventure. Digby is a central location for many day trips. The Breakers staff will gladly assist you in planning your day trips.

For instance, choice of day trips from The Breakers might be:

 

 

While you're here, sample Digby's famous seafood - you won't regret it!

 

The Historic Town of Digby

The town was established by Empire Loyalists from New England. The British Admiral who conducted them to the safe waters of the Annapolis Basin was named Sir Robert Digby, and so in his honor the grateful colonists named their new town Digby. While in Digby, enjoy the beautiful waterfront view from the boardwalk, or experience a taste of life at sea in the “Lady Vanessa” marine exhibit. Marine tours are available daily from the Digby Marina, offering tourists a chance to enjoy the beautiful Annapolis Basin the way it was meant to be toured – by boat. Golfers will love a round at the world class Digby Pines Golf Course.

 

Whale Watching on Digby Neck

Digby Neck and Islands, with Whale Watching

Tour Digby Neck and Islands, offering beautiful scenery and a glimpse into a unique way of life, based on the sea. On a whale watching tour, witness first hand the grandeur and majesty of the world’s largest mammals in their natural habitat. While on Long Island, don’t miss seeing the amazing Balancing Rock, one of Nova Scotia’s natural wonders.

 

 

St. Mary's Catholic Church, the largest wooden church in North America

 

The French Shore

Venture into Clare and experience the warmth and hospitality of the Acadians, Nova Scotia’s original French population. While you're there, see the largest wooden church in North America, at Church Point. Or, enjoy the sun and surf at beautiful Mavillette Beach.

 

 

The Habitation, established by Champlain in 1604

 

Historic Annapolis Royal

Explore the quaint town of Annapolis Royal, the oldest town in Canada. View Fort Anne, scene of ancient battles between the English and French, and Port Royal, the original Habitation first built by Samuel de Champlain and his expedition in 1605. The beautiful Historic Gardens is a must-see.

 

 

The Tree Topper Roller Coaster

Upper Clements Park

This theme park, modelled after the style of the Maritimes in the 1800’s, offers rides and activities that are fun for all ages. Enjoy a day of laughs and thrills.

 

 

 

The Point Prim Lighthouse (1817) which sits on the high cliffs overlooking the Bay of Fundy, was one of the first lighthouses in Nova Scotia.

 

 Bay of Fundy and Point Prim Lighthouse

Cruise down Lighthouse Road and enjoy a spectacular view of the Bay of Fundy and Digby Gut from Point Prim, where an old lighthouse has stood guard for decades, warning ships off the rocks. Watch the Digby Scallop fleet set sail, or perhaps spot the Princess of Acadia on her daily sail between Digby and St. John.

 

 

 

Artisan's Studio Tours

Digby and area has become a haven for many talented artists and artisans. If you are an art lover, the area is a paradise for you! Enjoy the work of sculptors, potters, painters in various styles and mediums, and many other talented artisans.

 

 

 

Wolfville (Acadia University) and Grand Pre

Visit beautiful Wolfville, reached from Digby via a lovely drive through the picturesque Annapolis Valley. See the historic yet vibrant Acadia university, or visit Grand Pre, site of one of the original Acadian agricultural settlements. While in Grand Pre, be sure to enjoy a Jost Winery Wine Tour.

 

 

 

Kejimkujik National Park

Enjoy Nova Scotia's natural beauty at Kejimkujik National Park, (Hwy. 8 south from Annapolis Royal, 30 minutes.) With hiking trails, swimming, and picnic parks, truly a wonderful wilderness experience - without getting too far away from civilization.

 

 

Bridgewater, Lunenburg and Mahone Bay

Easily accessible from Digby, the south shore of Nova Scotia holds many enjoyable and interesting sites for our many visitors. Lunenburg is the home port of the world-famous Bluenose II schooner, and as well offers the interesting and historical Maritime Marine Museum.

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