** New for 2019 ** Because of the new location of the Harley-Davidson demo rides - right downtown - the curved section of Water Street will be closed to all traffic. To access the wharf, continue north on Water Street and then make the hard right turn onto the extension of Prince William that will take you down to the wharf.
Only Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday are affected by the Wharf Rat Rally in Digby.
Starting at 8 am Friday, Montague Row, Water Street and Birch Street are one-way northbound. At 5pm Friday, those streets become accessible to motorcycles only.
Also starting at 8 am Friday, First Avenue becomes one-way southbound. Queen Street becomes one-way northbound. All vehicles can access these two streets.
We apologize for any confusion that has been caused.
Here are the contact numbers for the taxi companies that serve Digby and area:
Kathleen’s Shuttle 902-249-0086
Basin Taxi 902-245-4408
Admiral’s Taxi 902-245-4542
Digby Cab 902-245-6162
The Taxi companies DO NOT go downtown on Water Street near everyone's bikes until past 10pm. If you need to meet up with a taxi between 7am and 10pm, please go uphill one street to First Avenue to catch it there.
Kings Transit: On Saturday, August 31st, Kings Transit is offering free shuttle service from Cornwallis and Weynouth into Digby. Digby is in the middle, so it is visited every hour; Cornwallis and Weymouth every 2 hours. So: first bus leaves Cornwallis at 9am, disembarks in Digby at 9:30am, picks up in Weymouth at 10am and disembarks in Digby at 10:30am. Cornwallis pick ups will be on the even-hour and Weymouth on the odd-hour. The last bus departs Digby for Cornwallis at 6:30pm and last bus departs Digby for Weymouth at 7:30pm.
Within Digby: The Wharf Rat Rally has contracted one shuttle bus provided by the charity Transport de Clare and sponsored by NSLC's Cabbioke. The shuttle will run ONLY FRIDAY EVENING, SATURDAY during the day AND SATURDAY EVENING. The route for both of this bus is planned as follows:
- Between Walmart and the Atlantic Superstore, in front of the Walmart garden centre
- In front of the Sunset Pub / Bruce Chev Olds
- Guy's Frenchy's parking lot
- In front of the NSLC by Sobeys
- At the Wharf Rat Rally Welcome Centre
- At the Arena on Shreve Street
- In front of Town Hall and the Sydney Street Pub downtown on First Avenue
- Behind Headquarters on First Avenue
- Back to the Welcome Centre
- Back to Sobeys / NSLC and then
- Back to Walmart
To start the Friday evening run, the bus will go to Annapolis Basin Conference Centre, where it will also finish at the end of the night. On Saturday, the bus will make one trip around 6:30 to ABCC and then travel through Smith's Cove to finish at ABCC at the end of the night.
For a visual representation, click here.
Walk on Over:
SATURDAY ONLY IN 2019! The NSLC Cabbioke Shuttle will be at Bay Ferries' Digby terminal at 10:30am to pick up passengers arriving from Saint John, New Brunswick and will return at 5:00 pm to drop off passengers who have visited Digby for the day and are returning to Saint John. The downtown Digby pick up/ drop off location will be behind Headquarters on First Avenue. When the NSLC Cabbioke Shuttle is not making ferry terminal runs, it will flow back into the cycle from Walmart through Conway downtown and back again.
ALSO WITHIN DIGBY: If you are a volunteer or have parked nowhere near a shuttle stop, the Wharf Rat Rally's own limited shuttle service may be able to help you. Please call 902-245-4263 and let the volunteer know where you are, and where you'd like to be taken. This service is graciously supported by registration revenue, area car dealers and Enterprise Rent-a-Car because we really will pick you up!
PLEASE NOTE: If you are registered at the Annapolis Basin Conference Centre, please take their dedicated shuttle bus. It will be stopping at the two stops on First Avenue and at Bruce's Automotive across from the Sunset Pub. If you are staying in Smiths Cove and not staying at the ABCC, you will find yourself lost in the countryside ... watch for the NSLC Cabbioke Shuttle to go to Smith's Cove at the end of Friday or Saturday evenings!
There is parking available in public and private areas around Digby: malls, schools, government buildings.
On any of the streets in Digby, if a vehicle is parked on the travel surface of a street, that vehicle will be towed.
We are offering complimentary shuttle service - please take advantage of that and park responsibly, off people's lawns and out of their driveways, and in designated parking lots.