The St. Francis Xavier University campus is one of the best accommodation options in Antigonish, offering comfortable hotel-style rooms with an en-suite private bathrooms, as well as more traditional residence-style options. This is where I will be staying during the Canadian Economics Association meetings, along with the members of the CEA Executive Council and the conference’s invited guest speakers. I hope that you will join us.
Frances Woolley, CEA President-Elect and Program Chair
St. Francis Xavier University Campus
The campus offers over 700 rooms ranging from standard dormitory style to two-room suites. The 4 choices below all include one ticket for lunch in Morrison Hall Dining room for each night booked for the conference. Please click on the link for the room type/price you are interested in.
Single Suites ($105.00) https://accommodations.stfx.ca/Hotel/economics-singlesuites.bnb
Double Suites ($160.00) https://accommodations.stfx.ca/Hotel/economics-doublesuites.bnb
Single Standard ($65.00) https://accommodations.stfx.ca/Hotel/economics-singlestandard.bnb
Double Standard ($95.00) https://accommodations.stfx.ca/Hotel/economics-doublestandard.bnb
Off-Campus Accommodation Options
There are very limited off-campus options available in Antigonish. They are only recommended for people with special needs, for example, people travelling with family.
Maritime Inn - SOLD OUT
Located on Main Street, close to shops and restaurants, only 10-minute walk from the St. FX campus. A block of rooms has been set-aside for the CEA; mention "StFX Economics" when making your reservation to ensure you get the conference rate.
Antigonish Evergreen Inn
Located at 295 Hawthorne Street, Antigonish. Close to downtown and St. Francis Xavier University. There are a total of 8 suites at this location, all equipped with kitchenettes. For reservations go to the website below or call 1-888-821-5566 and mention CEA Conference for a preferred rate.
Whidden Park Camping & Cottages
For guests planning to travel by RV, camp or rent a cottage and perhaps stay longer to visit the Cabot Trail in Cape Breton, Whidden's campground in Antigonish has several campsites available within walking distance to the CEA conference venue.
Whidden's will take reservations by phone beginning in January. Their office hours are Monday-Friday, 9AM to 1PM (Atlantic Time). Toll Free: 1-877-263-3736.
Some further options for people travelling as a family or larger group or for those people who may want to extend the trip to include a longer vacation. There are a number of vacation rentals available in the area through the following websites: