Nova Scotia Route 217

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Route 217
Route information
Maintained by Nova Scotia Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
Length: 64.0 km[1] (39.8 mi)
Major junctions
West end: Westport, Brier Island
East end: Route 303 in Digby
Counties: Digby
Highway system

Provincial highways in Nova Scotia

Route 216 Route 219
Nova Scotia Route 217 in Seabrook, just outside Digby, Nova Scotia
Western terminus of Route 217 (Water Street) in Westport, Brier Island, with the Peter Island Lighthouse in the background.

Route 217 is a collector road in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia.

It is located in Digby County and connects Westport, Brier Island with Digby at Route 303.

It traverses the Digby Neck peninsula, as well as Long Island and includes short two ferry links, East Ferry to Tiverton and Freeport to Westport.

The road contains many scenic views and is marketed as the "Digby Neck and Islands Scenic Drive" with custom road signs. In summer it is heavily traveled by tourists seeking whale watching tours at the end of Digby Neck.[2]

The western terminus is a look-off in Westport beside the Joshua Slocum monument with a view of Grand Passage and the Peter Island Lighthouse.


Communities in italics are served by the route indirectly.


Nova Scotia 17.svg

Highway 217 was formerly designated Trunk Highway 17.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Atlantic Canada Back Road Atlas ISBN 978-1-55368-618-7 Pages 76-77
  2. ^ "Digby Neck Scenic Drive", Annapolis Valley Vacation

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°35′24″N 65°53′31″W / 44.590°N 65.892°W / 44.590; -65.892