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Things to do in Antigonish

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Bar
“A gem of a gastropub that feels like a quintessential 'local' pub. The food and brews are local, seasonal, interesting, always changing and always delicious. Live music and other events through the week. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lovely atmosphere in this downtown restaurant plus a sidewalk cafe during the warmer months.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“My favorite place for coffee - I am also addicted to the turkey pesto sandwich! YUM”
  • 9 locals recommend
Theme Restaurant
“Over the top sweet and savoury waffle sandwiches and creations. So, so good. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Establishment
“Antigonish prides itself on our STFX Unniversity - it's worth the drive or walk around the campus! It's beautiful ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Entertainment
“Professional theatre with a small-town feel in a beautiful old building on St. Francis Xavier Campus”
  • 8 locals recommend
Flea Market
“Saturdays 8:30 - 1:00. Among our provinces best farm markets - lots of offerings from produce/meat/baking to ready made meals/art/gift items/honey products.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Pizza in town, if ordering out please order 1-2 hours before and schedule your desired pick-up time.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Museum
“The history of the people in and around the Antigonish area is profiled in this museum situated at the east end of Main St., just a brief stroll from Columbus Field and the downtown core.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Popular with the town residents in the afternoon (Ceilidhs & live music) and the university students in the evening (DJ).”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The restaurant inside the Maritime Inn Hotel is a lovely spot for lunch or dinner. A great option if you're looking for seafood. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Pizza (with an amazing gluten-free crust option) and Italian dishes, but also amazing Lebanese / Middle Eastern options, as well as frozen take home meals. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Store
“The Made In Nova Scotia Store is a quirky little place to visit for gifts, souvenirs, locally produced jams and pickles, jewelry, and a variety of clothing and household items too numerous to list!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Super cute cafe that offers vegan and gluten free options. Healthy shakes, homemade truffles, daily lunch specials, and dairy-free gelato in summer. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Off-Licence
  • 1 local recommends
Chocolate Shop
“Ne manquez pas de visiter la première boutique de la marque de chocolat Peace by Chocolate, fondée par une famille de réfugiés syriens. Histoire inspirante et délicieux chocolats.”
  • 3 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Bar
“A gem of a gastropub that feels like a quintessential 'local' pub. The food and brews are local, seasonal, interesting, always changing and always delicious. Live music and other events through the week. ”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lovely atmosphere in this downtown restaurant plus a sidewalk cafe during the warmer months.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Theme Restaurant
“Over the top sweet and savoury waffle sandwiches and creations. So, so good. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Best Pizza in town, if ordering out please order 1-2 hours before and schedule your desired pick-up time.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Popular with the town residents in the afternoon (Ceilidhs & live music) and the university students in the evening (DJ).”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The restaurant inside the Maritime Inn Hotel is a lovely spot for lunch or dinner. A great option if you're looking for seafood. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Pizza (with an amazing gluten-free crust option) and Italian dishes, but also amazing Lebanese / Middle Eastern options, as well as frozen take home meals. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend

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