"The Scallop Capital of The World"
|Coordinates: 44°37′20″N65°45′38″W / 44.62222°N 65.76056°W|
|Incorporated||February 25, 1890|
|Electoral Districts |
|• Type||Town Council|
|• Mayor||Ben Cleveland|
|• Governing Body||Digby Town Council|
|• MLA||Gordon Wilson (L)|
|• MP||Chris d'Entremont (C)|
|• Total||3.16 km2 (1.22 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||152 m (499 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||0 m (0 ft)|
|• Density||634.0/km2 (1,642/sq mi)|
|• Change (2016-21)||2.9%|
|• Dwellings||1,133 (1,030 occupied)|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (AST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-3 (ADT)|
|Canadian Postal code|
Digby is an incorporated town in southwestern Nova Scotia, Canada. It is in the historical county of Digby and a separate municipality from the Municipality of the District of Digby. The town is situated on the western shore of the Annapolis Basin near the entrance to the Digby Gut, which connects the basin to the Bay of Fundy.
Named after Admiral Robert Digby, the town has a scallop fishing fleet. The MV Fundy Rose ferry service connects the town to Saint John, New Brunswick.
Digby is called Oositookun, meaning ear of land, by the Mi'kmaq. A small group of New England Planters settled in the area of the town in the 1760s naming it Conway.  However Digby was formally settled and surveyed as a town in June 1783 by the United Empire Loyalists under the leadership of Sir Robert Digby.
The town developed a sizable shipping fleet in the 19th century. One famous Digby vessel was the brigantine Dei Gratia , which discovered the famous mystery ship Mary Celeste in 1872. The town became an important regional transportation centre in the 1890s with the arrival of the Dominion Atlantic Railway. Trains connected with a series of steamships such as the City of Monticello and later the SS Princess Helene.
Digby's history is preserved and interpreted by the Admiral Digby Museum, located facing the harbour in the historic Woodrow/Dakin home, one of oldest houses in the town.
Tourism has played an important role in Digby during the 20th century beginning with the establishment of railway and steamship links that opened the town and surrounding communities as an-easy-to-reach destination for larger urban centres in eastern North America. A landmark in this industry was the construction of the Digby Pines Resort on the town's outskirts. Built in 1905 and then purchased in 1917 by the Dominion Atlantic Railway, the resort provided a focal point to the local tourism industry with a large expansion in 1927. The Pines attracted notable visitors including early film star Theda Bara who spent her honeymoon there in 1921.  Expanded several times since, it was bought by the Government of Nova Scotia after the Dominion Atlantic sold its hotels. About 20 additional motels, inns and bed and breakfast operations are based in Digby making tourism an important employer. 
The annual Scallop Days Festival, held the first week of August, brings the fishing and tourism industries together to showcase the town's history and heritage to the tourists. The festival offers a variety of themed activities for all ages, including scallop shucking contests, a parade, and an exhibition of local artists. 
Since 2004, Digby has become the destination of the largest motorcycle rally in Atlantic Canada, the annual Wharf Rat Rally. It attracts many times the town's population; the town of 2,000 residents grows to 50,000 people, including 25,000 motorcycles. So many that schools and some roads have to close for the day due to crowds and motorcycle traffic.  The Wharf Rat Rally event is held the weekend of Labour Day in August/September each year. 
Fishing has been an essential economic activity since the town's settlement. Digby's schooner fishery reached its peak in the early 1900s, documented by Frederick William Wallace. Later, trawlers, especially those harvesting scallops became the mainstay.
The town council consists of a mayor and four councillors. The offices of Digby County are located immediately adjacent to the town. Digby is represented provincially by the riding of Digby-Annapolis and federally by the riding of West Nova. Numerous provincial and federal services for the county and western Nova Scotia such Access Nova Scotia  and the Department of Community and Social Services are located in Digby. 
There are two grocery stores located in Digby, both Atlantic Superstore and Sobeys. There is also a Walmart, a Canadian Tire, a Home Hardware, a Dollarama, a Shoppers Drug Mart, a Maritime Travel, a Telus and a Bell Aliant.
Restaurants include franchises such as two Tim Hortons locations, Dairy Queen, Subway, Pizza Delight, KFC, and McDonald's along with several other locally owned restaurants filling the downtown Water Street area. Most of the locally owned restaurants serve seafood dishes with a high concentration on scallops. Many restaurants close during the winter months due to the slow tourism during that time.
Downtown also has locally owned shops.
Irving Oil and Circle K, Ultramar, Shell, and Esso have gas stations located in Digby.
There is a Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) station located on Victoria Street. 
The Digby General Hospital, located on Warwick Street, provides medical care to the residents, including primary care, inpatient, restorative care, ambulatory, day surgery.  Although they note on the website they provide emergency care, it is only available when a physician is available. Currently, the DGH is closed most Wednesdays (8 am to 8 pm) and Fridays (8 am to 8 pm). During those periods, patients are redirected to the CEC (collaborative emergency centre) in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia or Yarmouth, Nova Scotia in the case of an emergency.  In October 2018, the base cost for a walk-in visit to the clinic at the hospital for a non-Canadian visitor was $900 Canadian; that fee excluded any doctor's charges, tests, or medicines. Similar charges applied at walk-in clinics located in Annapolis Royal, Yarmouth and other nearby towns.
Banks located in Digby are RBC Royal Bank, CIBC, and Scotiabank, while the Ultramar has a Toronto-Dominion Bank ATM.
Digby is located approximately 105 km (65 mi) from Yarmouth, and about 230 km (140 mi) from Downtown Halifax.  
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In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Digby had a population of 2,001 living in 1,030 of its 1,133 total private dwellings, a change of -2.9% from its 2016 population of 2,060. With a land area of 3.16 km2 (1.22 sq mi), it had a population density of 633.2/km2 (1,640.1/sq mi) in 2021. 
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Digby County is a county in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.
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Clare-Digby was a provincial electoral district in Nova Scotia, Canada, that elected one member of the Nova Scotia House of Assembly. The riding was created in 2012 with 100 per cent of the former district of Clare and 76 per cent of the former district of Digby-Annapolis. It encompasses all of Digby County and consists of the Municipality of Clare, the Town of Digby, and the Municipality of the District of Digby. The riding is home to the province's only French-language university, Université Sainte-Anne at Church Point, and North America's oldest Acadian festival. Lobster and scallop catches in St. Mary's Bay and along the Fundy coast are critical to the economy.
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The Digby Wharf Rat Rally is one of Canada's largest motorcycle rallies, attracting thousands of motorcycles, riders and other spectators to Digby, Nova Scotia. From August 31, to September 3, 2017 the Wharf Rat Rally had an overall attendance of more than 8,000 motorbikes and nearly 22,000 individual participants, including almost 17,000 out of town visitors.
The Canadian province of Nova Scotia is divided into 49 municipalities, of which there are three types: regional (4), town (25), and county or district municipality (20).
Coordinates: 44°37′20″N65°45′38″W / 44.62222°N 65.76056°W