Ferry Across Petit Passage (with apologies)

David Davies

Weymouth, Canada

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This is the ferry crossing Petit Passage, Nova Scotia, Canada, coming from Tiverton, Long Island to East Ferry, Digby Neck to pick me up. It is an extension of Nova Scotia Highway 217. Behind the ferry is Tiverton, Long Island.

(Nova Scotia Travel Guide) Regular ferries make the short hop from the end of Digby Neck to Long Island and Brier Island. The boats run hourly and around the clock and are free for foot passengers and $5 return for vehicles.

The first sailing is from East Ferry at the end of Digby Neck to Tiverton, Long Island across a stretch of water called Petit Passage. Departures from East Ferry go every hour on the half hour.

From Tiverton it’s an 18km drive across Long Island to Freeport where a second ferry takes you to Westport on Brier Island. Departures from Freeport are every hour on the hour.

Ferries are timed so that if you drive straight across Long Island you’ll arrive at Freeport just in time to catch the boat to Westport on Brier Island. If you stop, you’ll miss the boat and be delayed until the next sailing.

Driving straight through, it takes about 45 minutes to get from Digby to the first ferry. Allow 2 hours from Digby to get to Westport in time for a whale watch and more time on weekends or during peak season.

The ferries are small so if there are many cars you’ll have to wait your turn.

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