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.