Antigonish Area


Antigonish, "The Big Town", is a town in Antigonish County, home to St. Francis Xavier University, and the oldest continuous Highland games outside of Scotland. It's approx. 100 miles (161 km) northeast of Halifax. The town is notable for having a social movement named for it, the Antigonish Movement, launched from St. Francis Xavier University in the 1920s ...
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Antigonish Blog Posts from the Web

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Terrific Guysborough County Cycling Loop
By laureno - Jul-22-2011 -
If a cycling tourist or tourists came to Guysborough County with the highly unfortunate limitation of having only one day to cycle here, I would be inclined to suggest this route as an excellent way to experience the area. It offers a sampling... Read More
Abandoned houses...two stories or a thousand?
By jcyr - Oct-29-2010 -
So I couldn't resist a second post this week...all in the love of Halloween. I love abandoned houses and the mystery that surrounds them. They hold a thousand stories from long ago. Who lived there before? Where did they go? What did they leave... Read More
Art Out and About Antigonish
By Denise - Jun-30-2012 -
    Antigonish has long been a centre for the arts and artists.  In the past year there have been a lot of new additions to art exhibit spaces and the arts are flourishing.   There are many wonderful galleries and exhibits to... Read More
Beach Hike at Port Bickerton
By laureno - Jul-11-2011 -
I absolutely love beach hikes. A beach, any beach, is a hike waiting to happen. Guysborough County has more than 500 kilometers of coastline with dozens of sandy or gravelly beaches. Many are readily accessible while a few are remote and seldom... Read More
Autumn Around Guysborough County
By laureno - Nov-30-2011 -
Once September rolled around I began anticipating the leaves changing color. My fingers were crossed hoping for a vibrant show this year. As I hiked in various locations I made mental notes each time I came to a spot I thought would look... Read More
The Townhouse Brewpub and Eatery - Antigonish
By The Local Traveler - Jan-16-2014 -
Townhouse Antigonish: Last Christmas, Drew and I spent the holiday's in London visiting relatives. While there, we made it our mission to visit as many local pubs as possible. The pubs in the UK are much different than what we have in Canada, but ... Read More
Winter Hiking Option at Pomquet Acadian Trails
By rfaulkner - Feb-12-2013 -
I decided to take the drive up to the Pomquet area, specifically to Monks Head to hike the local trails. We parked the car at Chez Deslauriers and checked out the trail map. The general area was settled by George Monk in 1784, the home that... Read More
Chapel Gully Trail, Canso
By laureno - Aug-3-2011 -
I recently had the opportunity to hike the Chapel Gully Trail in Canso on a warm breezy afternoon. I was the only person there though a glimpse of the log book indicated the trail has had plenty of recent visitors. I enjoyed several hours of... Read More
Little Liscomb and a Little Luck
By laureno - Oct-12-2011 -
Luck often seems to factor in when it comes to finding new places. My original motivation for going to Little Liscomb (105 kms from my home) was to explore a beach I'd noticed earlier in the summer. The day of my recent visit was a breezy warm... Read More
Enjoy an Acadian Lunch in Pomquet
By Denise - Jul-20-2014 -
    Pockets of Acadian life are found throughout Nova Scotia. Pomquet is a small village just 20 min from Antigonish and just off the Trans Canada. It has a strong community spirit and beautiful setting. You can enjoy an authentic... Read More