Destination Acadia

Features and Facilities

Acadia University is a historically renowned university ideal for education, sporting events, conferences, special occasions, and growing as an individual.

Something Special

We’re not quite sure how to say it – we’ve been trying for years. Acadia University has something “special.” There’s something that happens when you arrive on Acadia’s campus. It could be the small town, the energetic students, or the fresh air. Whatever it is, it keeps people coming back.

Location

Located in the bustling town of Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Acadia University is surrounded by world-class vineyards, cultural dining experiences, and tranquil farmland. Local food and scenic views make for an adventurous day of exploring the hidden gems of the Annapolis Valley. Within a 15-minute drive, the Bay of Fundy (highest tides in the world) is one of North America’s seven wonders.

History

Built in 1838, Acadia University is a monument to humble beginnings. Today, the small college atmosphere provides a comfortable pace of life with community at the forefront. With the university so interconnected it’s true what they say – “At Acadia, it’s hard to stay on the sidelines.”

Culture

Acadia University has the luxury of being located within one of Canada’s top wine regions. With the Town of Wolfville’s recent Citta Slow certification re-enforcing the importance of quality local food and healthy living mean you’ll struggle to find a bad place to eat out. The surrounding region boasts over 50km of woodland hiking and biking trails allowing you to take time and reconnect with nature.

Facilities

Our sports facilities are world-class. All under one footprint and conveniently located on campus and walking distance (5 min.) from downtown Wolfville, the Acadia Sports Complex includes the Andrew

H.  McCain Arena, Raymond Field, the Stu Aberdeen Court, the Fitness Centre, the Varsity Swimming Pool, and the Acadia Athletics Sports Therapy Clinic. Whether you play basketball, hockey, volleyball, badminton, soccer, cross-country, track and field, even squash – Acadia University can accommodate you.

Athletic Facilities

  • One gymnasium
  • Andrew H. McCain Arena
  • 25-metre swimming pool
  • Indoor track
  • Fitness centre
  • Weight training room
  • Racquetball/squash courts
  • Aerobics/dance studio
  • Campus store
  • Stadium
  • National standard, eight-lane, all-weather track
  • Sports therapy clinic
  • Snack shop
  • Practice fields
  • Tennis courts
  • Walking and hiking trails
  • Jogging paths

Safety

Our on-site sports therapy clinic provides added security to athletes on campus. In servicing varsity athletes daily, the experienced staff is well-equipped for helping any athlete that comes through their door. The Acadia Campus Security and shuttle service ensure you can safely get to wherever you need to go on campus.

Experience

With hosting countless sporting events and several national championships under our belt, Acadia continues to be an excellent choice for events. With the ability to house, feed, and entertain thousands of attendees.

Accommodations

With more than 250 acres of green campus, state-of-the-art sports facilities, an accommodating dining hall, and numerous accommodation options, Acadia University is the perfect place to host an event. With 10 residences and over 1500 rooms all within very short walking distance from each other, our facilities and downtown Wolfville. No hotel can offer such convenience.

  • The campus at night

Contact

Kevin Dickie
Executive Director of Athletics and Community Events
902-585-1551
kevin.dickie@acadiau.ca

Bob Caissie
Senior Manager, Event Services
902-585-1579
bob.caissie@acadiau.ca

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