Saint John / Digby Ferry

The Saint John – Digby service has been operated year round since 1997 with the MV Princess of Acadia which was recently the subject of an extensive renovation. The Princess of Acadia is a conventional ferry which serves a combination of local, touring and commercial truck traffic.

The Princess of Acadia welcomes all vehicle types including cars, RVs, tour buses, motorcycles, walk on passengers, and even your four legged friends. Enjoy a Starbucks cappuccino and panoramic vistas in the Rising Tide Café or delight in the spirited stories and entertainment provided by our Animators. The kids can let loose in Little Mates Quarters, home of our supervised children’s play area. You can enjoy a Maritime flavoured meal in the Fundy Grill then cozy up in the Sea Breeze Lounge and catch the daily movie presentation. An arcade amusement area is located in a private area of the Sea Breeze Lounge.

Video Lottery Terminals can be found in a private area in the Rising Tide Café (Patrons must be 19 years or older to play). If you are an outdoor enthusiast, feel free to stroll the decks, feel the wind in your face and search the bay for a sighting of the endangered right whale or other sea life. For those who need to stay connected, we invite you to visit our Business Centre offering complimentary wireless internet from one of our three computers. Or hook up your own laptop, there’s plenty of space. Be sure to visit the Treasure Chest Gift Shop where you will find a selection of products showcasing Atlantic Canada treasures.

On June 30, 2006, Bay Ferries Ltd. announced that they intend to end the Digby – St. John ferry service on October 31. Mayors and Wardens of the counties from Argyle to Middleton have been meeting to work out a plan to keep the service operating. Since that time, the Ferry service has continued, but without continued threat of cancellation. The latest threat to the service was in the Spring of 2010 when the Government of Nova Scotia unilaterally, and in the absence of consultation with the tourism industry, had determined effectively to terminate the essential seasonal ferry service between Yarmouth and Maine. The growing concern is that the Saint John / Digby Ferry would be next on the chopping block.

Your input is requested to outline your business use of the ferry service and the negative impact of the closing of the ferry on your business.

Your letter can be faxed to:
Linda Fraser
Chief Administrative Officer

Municipality of Digby
(902) 245-5748
or e-mail to:

You can also mail it directly to Linda Fraser at:
Municipality of Digby
PO Box 429, Digby, NS  B0V 1A0

View the supporting pdf that appeared in the Chronicle Herald.

You can also send your concerns to our MLA, Stephen MacNeil at:

Constituency Office:
P.O. Box 1420
142 Commercial St.
P.O. Box 1420, Middleton, NS B0S 1P0

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