Antigonish Travel Guide

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Welcome to Antigonish!

The town of Antigonish is located along Highway 104 in eastern Nova Scotia, near the bridge crossing to Cape Breton Island. Many people know Antigonish as the home of St. Francis Xavier University, a 4500-student institution that has been recognized as one of the top universities in Canada by MacLean's Magazine. The town, which was incorporated in 1889, is steeped in rich history, which can be discovered at the museums and historic sites around the town. Most notable of these sites is the Antigonish Heritage Museum, which is located in the former CN Station. Both first-time and seasoned visitors to the Maritimes should head to the local lighthouse, located on Cape George. For an outdoor experience, visit one of the local parks or beaches. This town is the location of the famous Antigonish Highland Games, a three-day Scottish-themed extravaganza that features piping, drumming, dancing, throwing and much more, all of which can and should be done while donning a traditional kilt. The games are extremely popular and have earned Antigonish the reputation as the 'Highland Heart' of Atlantic Canada.
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