Industry Support Services

Digby is located on Route 101, one of the province’s major limited access highways. It’s the direct route to Halifax and through the Digby to Saint John ferry the commercial corridor to central Canada and the USA.

We’re also home to the Digby Annapolis Regional Airport, Nova Scotia’s highest airport at 499 feet above sea level and fully capable of accommodating medium, twin engine aircraft. With a 3950 foot runway, the airport is equipped with AVGAS and ground phone services and staffed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

And near the harbour is the Digby Industrial Park offering developers in excess of 100 acres to set up manufacturing, assembly or maintenance operations, immediately providing unlimited “greenfield” potential for companies wanting to locate on the cusp of tidal power promotion.

We’re also home to a branch of the Nova Scotia Community College, actively involved in workplace skills development and vocational retraining. And nearby is the College of Geographic Sciences (COGS), an internationally renowned technical trainer of students in the geomatics field, including surveying, mapping, land-use planning and related computer programming; and offering post-degree programs in marine geomatics, remote sensing, geographic information systems (GIS), and business geographics. Advanced Diplomas in GIS for Marine Geomatics have been added to serve this rapidly expanding employment sector.