Antigonish Community

The Town of Antigonish

The Town of Antigonish was incorporated in 1889. Like many other communities in Nova Scotia, Antigonish Town prides itself on being able to offer a good standard of living and a unique quality of life to its citizens. Much of our history confirms our recognition of the importance of individuals, family, and the value of community.

Established as the Highland Heart of Nova Scotia, Antigonish is the home of the oldest continuously run Highland Games in North America. Each year, the “games” bring people from all over the world to witness these events and share in our culture and history. In all of this – and more – Antigonish Town has cooperated with Antigonish County and with other groups and organizations, large and small, to achieve outstanding success that is recognized around the world.

For news, events and more visit Town of Antigonish.

The County of Antigonish

Antigonish County has something to offer everyone – residents, visitors and business owners alike – from its spectacular scenery to its strategic location.

There’s a special beauty along the Sunrise Trail. Gently rolling farmlands create a quilt of emerald green fields that meets the sparkling blue waters of the Northumberland Strait. Country roads wind past over thirty fine-sand beaches with their bright red bluffs and tidal saltmarshes that are vibrant with life. Timeless towns and villages, where generations have harvested the bounty of land and sea, now wait to be explored. Lobster boats can be seen leaving early in the morning and returning in mid-afternoon loaded with their delicious cargo. From the sea to you-it doesn’t get any fresher than that!

Here, you will find a competitive business environment, state-of-the-art educational facilities, regional health-care facilities, a vibrant arts and cultural community and a wide range of sport and recreational opportunities.

For news, events and more visit the Municipality of the County of Antigonish.