Off- Campus Living and the Antigonish Community

Antigonish is an area of nearly 20,000 people who extend a warm welcome to the over 4,000 students who attend StFX every year. It is the home of the annual Antigonish Highland    Games, Cultural and Arts festivals, and more. 

For more information about amenities and to explore the coastal area check out

Town of Antigonish. 


 Municipality of the County of Antigonish


In addition to the provincial and federal laws, the Town of Antigonish has several bylaws and policies that may impact students who live in or attend off campus housing units.

Town of Antigonish Bylaws

Live in a home that has more than five bedrooms? Check out this new by-law Lodging Home Registry

Concerned about your living conditions?  Check out the By-Law Respecting Minimum Standards for Residential Occupancies   

If you would like to a complaint about your dangerous or unsightly premise?  Please use this form 

Considering having an off campus gathering? Prior to your gather ensure you review the Noise Control By-Law


As a student you also have the opportunity to avail of the national and global connections that X has made through a very strong Alumni network and partnership through the Coady Institute and Service Learning. Many of our students are involved in local agencies volunteering time and raising funds annually. 

Campus Safety

StFX Early Childhood Education Centre


We want a community that can continue to thrive in the future. At StFX, our community is made up of environmental, economic, social and cultural aspects.  We believe in sustaining our community as healthy, safe and vibrant places to live, learn and work. Everything from student leadership opportunities to the community code to enhancing the experiences and inclusion of all community members work towards a sustainable environment.