Welcome to Antigonish – Home of the 2018 Special Olympics Canada National Summer Games

If you are planning on coming to Antigonish to watch the highly anticipated 2018 Special Olympics Canada Summer Games, we have a few tips and tricks to make your stay exciting. Our games venue, St. Francis Xavier University is at the heart of our wonderful little town of Antigonish. Most of the town’s amenities are within walking distance, but gems such as the beaches of the Northumberland Strait are just a stone’s throw away. If you are looking to do some exploring while you are here, below are some sites to give you some inspiration:

Check out a little glimpse of Antigonish with this beautiful video by Brendan Riley Photography

The Games Organizing Committee will manage accommodations for all athletes, coaches and mission staff of provincial and territorial teams. The GOC informed local accommodation providers of the increased demand for families, friends and supporters. Below you will find accommodation options in and around the Antigonish area (insert accommodations excel here: attached in E-mail)

If you have some extra time on your trip to Antigonish, we highly recommend checking out some of Nova Scotia’s other beautiful spots. Here is some information on the Top 5 destinations in Nova Scotia:

  • Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail
    This is THE spot for adventure lovers, the breathtaking island backdrop gives way to golfing, kayaking, hiking, cycling, and whale watching. This scenic drive is one you’ll never forget.
  • Peggy’s Cove
    A photographer’s dream, Peggy’s Cove is perhaps Nova Scotia’s most famous landmark. This historic lighthouse set in a scenic fishing village is certainly a sight to see. Experience the crashing waves while you devour a fresh lobster roll in this stunning little tiny town.
  • Picturesque beaches
    Nova Scotia is home to a wide range of beautiful beaches. Whether you want to surf, dip your toes in warm water, or take watersport classes, our province has a beach that is just right for you and your family.
  • Halifax Waterfront
    Set in the heart of our port city, the Halifax Waterfront has lots of pit stops to make while you stroll along the boardwalk. Discover some of the city’s best restaurants and pubs, museums, local buskers, and ship viewings.
  • Lunenberg
    Brimming with colourful buildings, narrow streets and a unique architecture, this UNESCO World Heritage site is a must-see. Take a glimpse at the Bluenose II, chow down on some of the freshest seafood you can get your hands on, or take a leisurely stroll down the jaw-dropping waterfront.

We look forward to seeing you all in the stands as we cheer on the 2018 Special Olympics Canada National Summer Games athletes.

Written by:
Shannon Gallagher