The Antigonish Highland Games, Festival Antigonish and the Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition will keep you entertained. Nature lovers will enjoy our parks, nearby beaches, and trails.

Antigonish Highland Games

Come join us for the oldest continuous Highland Games in the world outside of Scotland, running since 1863. For generations the Scottish way of life has been maintained in eastern Nova Scotia and Cape Breton Island. The language, the traditions, music, dances and songs of the Gael, along with feats of strength and excellence continue to flourish at the Highland Games at Antigonish. Each July, hundreds of musicians, dancers and athletes perform and compete in this grand festival.

Live Theatre

Antigonish is home to two theatre groups: Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre and Theatre Antigonish. Both groups use the beautiful Bauer Theatre situated in the heart of the picturesque St. Francis Xavier University campus.

Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition

The annual Eastern Nova Scotia Exhibition showcases the work of the local 4-H groups in Antigonish Town and County. The week-long fair, held in September, features light and heavy horse shows, draft horse pulls and livestock competitions. Art and craft displays, floral arrangements, tug-of-wars, good food, live entertainment and Carnival attract people from all over the county, province and country.


The Town of Antigonish and surrounding area have a variety of parks. Each park has its own unique charm while at the same time allowing the visitor to relax and enjoy the beauty. The parks of Antigonish range in size, services and general location within the town and county.


The Antigonish area is proud of its variety of clean, beautiful beaches. Each beach sports a spectacular panoramic view.

Hiking & Biking Trails

The hills and beaches of Antigonish County are rich with natural history. Nature lovers enjoy exploring our hiking trails, beaches and wildlife filled salt marshes.

Day Trips

Antigonish's proximity to many other Maritime attractions make it the right place to stay and relax. Situated 2 hours from the City of Halifax, 1 hour from the Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island and only 45 minutes from the Ferry to Prince Edward Island means Antigonish is a great base for your Atlantic Canada vacation.

Golf Courses

Antigonish Golf & Country Club.

Evolve Music Festival 

Dozens of peformers come together from August 22-24 for a weekend of progressive rock/jazz/funk and electronica, under the sun and stars of Canada's ocean playground. 

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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