Antigonish trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Antigonish

Trip Planner Canada  /  Nova Scotia  /  Antigonish
(3.9/5 based on 170+ reviews for top 10 attractions)
Things to do: museums, shopping, historic sites
Antigonish is a Canadian town in Antigonish County, Nova Scotia. The town is home to St. Francis Xavier University and the oldest continuous Highland games outside Scotland. It is approximately one hundred miles northeast of Halifax.ParksBeaver Mountain Provincial ParkHistoryAntigonish had been the location of an annual Mi'kmaq summer coastal community prior to European settlement; although the original definition of the name has been lost as the Mi'kmaq language has undergone many revisions over the last two centuries. The first European settlement took place in 1784 when Lt. Colonel Timothy Hierlihy of the Royal Nova Scotia Volunteer Regiment received a large land grant surrounding Antigonish Harbour. Hierlihy and his party founded the Dorchester settlement, named for Sir Guy Carleton, who was Governor General of Canada and subsequently Lord Dorchester. In 1796 another settler, with the assistance of a First Nations guide, blazed a trail from Antigonish Harbour to Brown's Mountain, using the shortest route. This trail became a guide for travellers and eventually evolved into a winding Main Street. By the late 1820s, Dorchester was commonly referred to as Antigonish. In 1852, a newspaper, The Casket, began publication, however it was recently purchased by Bounty Print in 2015.
Add Antigonish and other destinations in Canada to your travel plans using our Canada vacation generator.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Antigonish

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.
Millions of travel reviews
on TripAdvisor

Where to stay

Browse hundreds of hotels and read guest reviews on the world's leading online travel agency website.
Checking In:
Checking Out:

Extend your holiday

Visit top cities near Antigonish:
Nightlife, historic sites, sightseeing
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Historic sites, theme parks, beaches
Visit for: 4 daysStart a plan »
Parks, sightseeing, shopping
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »
Museums, beaches, sightseeing
Visit for: 1 dayStart a plan »
Sightseeing
Visit for: 2 daysStart a plan »

Recently planned trips to Antigonish

55 days in Toronto, Winnipeg & Antigonish BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 55 days in Canada, United Kingdom & Iceland BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 47 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Nova Scotia BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 30 days in Laval & Nova Scotia BY A USER FROM CANADA September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Nova Scotia BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 19 days in Canada & United States BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, slow & easy, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 14 days in Canada BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 14 days in Nova Scotia, Cavendish & Charlottetown BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE September, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Canada BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 13 days in Nova Scotia BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES September, popular PREFERENCES: September ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans

Inspirock Trip Planner in the News