Live, Work, Play

Welcome to Antigonish, the highland heart of Nova Scotia! Antigonish is a small town, rich in Gaelic history nestled in the north eastern part of the province. Home of one of Canada's most prestigious universities, St. Francis Xavier University, a picturesque campus known for excellence in both academics and sports. Being a university town adds a diversity to the population aside from the gaelic and acadian roots. The county is full of rolling hills and beautiful farms, surrounded by lovely beaches on its shores. Located half way between Sydney and Halifax, Antigonish is a destination that offers a warm and welcoming atmosphere to visitors exploring Eastern Nova Scotia.

More Information

To see all that Antigonish has to offer, please go to Visit Antigonish for our full business directory, including shopping, dining, accomodation, recreation, and service information for the area. 

Planning a trip?

If you're planning a trip to the Northumberland Shore, visit our tourism website, Destination Eastern and Northumberland Shores (DEANS), to begin building your travel itinerary!


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Get in Touch

Town of Antigonish
274 Main Street
Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Canada B2G 2C4

Phone: (902) 863-2351
Fax: (902) 863-0460 / (902) 863-9201

Town Hall hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm