Friday, September 11, 2015

The Wharf Rat Rally in Digby, Nova Scotia Canada

   Every year now for the past 7 years in a row, I have been attending The Wharf Rat Rally in Digby, Nova Scotia, Canada. This happens on Labor Day weekend. There is truly no other event like this one. There are many different reasons what makes the WRR so special and I could go on forever about them but here are just a few.
   Digby is the scallop capital of the world. It doesn't just stop at scallops but ALL seafood. With their marina in town, you get the very freshest of all seafoods right there, everyday.
   The WRR isn't just about a party either. It has many rides including poker runs, a veterans memorial ride and a couple of rides that visit hospitals and assisted living facilities. The hospital and ALF runs are my favorite and I never miss them. Here is a link to the newspaper that covered this years run.
    The local people of Digby are the best. They welcome us to their town with open arms and let us "take over" for the week.  This year we even had drift trikes where everyone that registered for the rally could be a kid again and go sliding around a parking lot in our make shift race course.
   There is always plenty of other entertainment like boat races, a motorcycle drag race course and a water ski team stunt show. I made the mistake of telling them that I wake boarded and they suited me up and added me to the line up.
                          Did I mention the water was about 50 degrees?
   I also like to go up and visit Cape Breton while I am in Nova Scotia. Cape Breton hosts The Cabot Trail, one of the top motorcycling roads in all of North America.

    While there I make it a point to always stay at Meat Cove, located at the northern tip of The Cabot Trail. Meat Cove Campground is where I always stay. It is a sight to see for sure. One of my all time favorites and the staff there is VERY accommodating and motorcycle friendly.

    This year there, after watching whales just off the coast, I rented one of their kayaks and paddled out to see them up close.
   There are many more reasons to do this rally but I suggest you see for yourself. You won't be disappointed. Find out more about the rally at Wharf Rat Rally.
  You also may want to take the ferry from Portland, Maine over to Yarmouth, Nova Scotia. It is a very luxurious shortcut. Check out the Nova Star for times and pricing.


  1. A lot of bikers would like to be in your shoes and also non bikers! :) Enjoying life that is what you do! :)

  2. Damr man,, sorry you didn't get up close with the whales. Looks like a great place ta camp, n lots of fun stuff to do, especially lots a good fooood!
    Gotta ask was ya close to Dildo?

  3. Dildo is in Newfoundland and that is about an 8 to 10 hour ferry ride to the nearest port. We visited that about 4 years ago but it is a lot of ground to cover in 3 days.