“The Highland Heart of Nova Scotia” Antigonish is home to St. Francis Xavier University and the longest running Highland Games outside of Scotland. Hit a few balls at the local golf course, spend the day at one of the many nearby beaches, or take in some live entertainment at Festival Antigonish – there’s lots going on in this little town!
Within Walking Distance
There’s lots to do just a short walk away!
Our central location in downtown Antigonish allows easy access to all the town has to offer!
Distance from our entrance: 10m – Directions: go out our driveway and turn left at the lights
Antigonish’s Main Street has an amazing offering in the forms of shopping, dining, entertainment and services. A taste of what Main
Street has to offer:
- Fine and casual dining
- Wide variety of stores
- Gas Stations
- Cineplex Odeon Movie Theatre
- Major Banks
- Tennis Courts
We’re a short walk from the north side of the beautiful STFX campus. Founded in 1853, STFX is one of Canada’s oldest universities and one of its finest. The school has consistently ranked in the top 3 Undergraduate Universities in Canada (often as number 1) by MacLean’s Magazine. STFX has produced a number of noted athletes, business people, scientists, musicians, actors, and politicians including a former Prime Minister. Click Here for the campus map.
Aside from scenic buildings and beautiful grounds, St. Francis Xavier University is home to:
The Charles V. Keating Centre
A multi-million dollar athletics and conference centre, featuring two large ice surfaces, a fitness center, and several conference rooms.
The Oland Centre
Attached to the Keating Centre, the Oland Centre houses an Olympic-size swimming pool, squash courts, and a gymnasium. Immediately behind the Oland Centre, you will also find the Oland Stadium.
The Bauer Theatre
The main stage for Festival Antigonish, located adjacent to the Physical Sciences Centre, in the heart of the campus.
“The Little Theatre That Could”, Festival Antigonish offers professional live entertainment out of the Bauer Theatre during July and August. Truly one of Antigonish’s greatest gems, Festival Antigonish has been delighting audiences for over twenty years – they never disappoint and we highly recommend you take in a show or two!
The Antigonish Heritage Museum is dedicating to preserving and displaying the rich history and culture of the area. The museum is located within a former Canadian National Railway station, at the opposite end of Main Street from Whidden Park.
This public park is the perfect play area for families or athletes. It features a large playground, tennis courts, track, and a water park. It is host to a number of annual events, including the Antigonish Highland Games and the Music on Main concert series.