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An abundance of beech nuts—and foraging bears—is thought to have given this area its name, derived from a Mi'kmaq word meaning “the place of broken branches.” A group of officers from the Nova Scotia Volunteers received a land grant at Antigonish Harbour in 1784.
A rollicking good time is had each year in early July at the Antigonish Highland Games. Held since 1863, the games are the oldest continuous highland games outside of Scotland. In addition to a tug-of-war contest, a road race, ceilidhs and piping and drumming competitions, visitors can enjoy a concert under the stars, highland dancing, a street fair and a grand parade.

Things to See
St. Ninian Cathedral
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Current Location: Antigonish, Nova Scotia
Maritime Inn Antigonish
158 Main St. Antigonish, NS B2G 2B7
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Antigonish Victorian Inn
149 Main St. Antigonish, NS B2G 2B6
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