Conference Venue

St Francis Xavier University is located in Antigonish, Nova Scotia, close to sandy beaches, highland hiking trails, and world class golfing facilities. All participants are encouraged to stay in St Francis Xavier University's hotel-style residences, which offer three-star accommodation, and unparalleled socializing opportunities. Guests staying in the residences also have access to all of St Francis Xavier University's athletics facilities, including gym, pool, sauna, and running track.

Families are welcome at the ACEA conference. For more information on what is available for children, see
The town of Antigonish offers a wide variety of food choices. For guests looking for local options in the lovely town-site, which is very near the main conference area, please see below:

The Brownstone Café
244 Main St, Antigonish, NS

Justamere Café & Bistro
137 Church St, Antigonish, NS

Dream Cather’s Deli & Treats
219 Main St, Antigonish, NS

The Townhouse Brewpub & Eatery
76 College St. Antigonish, NS

The Wheel Pizza & Sub Shop
382 Main St, Antigonish, NS

Kenny’s Pizza
26 College St., Antigonish, NS

Gabrieau’s Bistro
350 Main St, Antigonish, NS

Main Street Café
158 Main St. (at the Maritime Inn)

The Tall and Small Café
342 Main St.

Little Christo’s
332 Main St.

Piper’s Pub
33 College St.

Golden X Inn
Bloomfield Centre, StFX Campus (will be open during the conference)

The town of Antigonish also has typical chain restaurants such as McDonald’s, A&W, Subway, Dairy Queen, Boston Pizza, Pizza Delight and 3 Tim Horton’s locations to name a few.