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St. Francis Xavier University Campus

If you have not booked a room or have found it difficult to find accommodation, please note that there are still rooms at St. Francis Xavier University. In order to reserve a room please contact Residence Services directly at 1-877-782-9289 or email Identify that you are with the CEA 2017 group. 

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. View Images of rooms at: but please note that you must call 1-877-782-9289 or email  in order to reserve. 

  • Single Suites ($105.00)
  • Double Suites ($160.00) 
  • Single Standard ($65.00)
  • Double Standard ($95.00)


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 - this location is 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.

Vacation rentals

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:















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