Playing In Antigonish

Antigonish has small-town charm that is bursting with authentic experiences made just for you. Our vibrant Main Street boasts many amenities and attractions with unique stores and restaurants to suit any cravings. Our local galleries and weekly Antigonish Farmers’ Market showcase the amazing talent of our local artisans and crafters, as well as the bountiful local agriculture, sweets and preserves that we have available right here in our community.

Antigonish’s Celtic connections run strong and proud, especially as we play host to the oldest continuous Highland Games held outside of Scotland. Do you think you may have family ties in Antigonish? Visit the Antigonish Heritage Museum and trace your roots back in time to see.

Nestled in the heart of Antigonish is the picturesque campus of St. Francis Xavier University. Before you’ve even visited Antigonish you may have seen a piece of our local history on the hands of your colleagues, friends, Prime Ministers, CEOs or famous artists – the X-Ring. The third most recognizable ring in the world is a legacy that brings people together to remember time spent learning and growing in the community of Antigonish.

Visitors can head in any direction to communities around the County and find wharves that tell stories of generations of local fishermen, enchanted beaches that will capture your heart, genuine outdoor exploration, for the thrill seeker or for those who like things a little more laid back. Antigonish is proud to host fun filled festivals and events that allow you to live like a local. Kick back, take in the magnificent scenery at our many provincial parks and trails and enjoy the friendly and warm hospitality in Antigonish.

Resources For You

Antigonish Town offers a number of recreational programs and classes for youth and seniors, click here visit our programming page for details on how to register.

The Town of Antigonish has beautiful parks for you and your family to enjoy, alongside some great playing fields like tennis courts, soccer fields, outdoor track, skatepark board, beach volleyball courts and state-of-the-art accessible baseball field. Learn more by visiting our facilities page

If you’re looking for adventure in our great outdoors, visit Highland Connect search, find and play! Highland Connect is your outdoor guide for fun and games in Antigonish.


If you’re looking for a list of shops, services and tourist amenities available in Antigonish, check out the Antigonish Visitor Information Centre. Our local Visitor Information Centre is here to help you plan your stay in Antigonish. 

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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