The municipality of Tignish, located in Prince County, was incorporated in 1952 and has a population of just over 800. This community still retains its French/Irish ethnic influences; to learn more visit the Historic Site at the Green on Founder's Land. At this protected archeological area you can follow the footsteps of the first settlers and learn about the history of the founders and the building of a community, as well as spend time on the beach at the Green.
The St. Simon & St. Jude church has cathedral ceilings, spectacular icons, and is beautifully landscaped. The church contains one of the first Tracker pipe organs in North America, which was constructed in 1882 by Louis Mitchell. There are 1,118 pipes in all, ranging in heights of 16 feet to 3 inches. For viewing and demonstration appointments call (902) 882-2488 or (902) 882-2049. Adjacent to the church is the Tignish Heritage Inn that was once a convent for the parish. Its interior has been altered to accommodate guests in large, exotic spacious rooms along with breakfast facilities. The inn can also accommodate family reunions, groups and conferences.
Locally made items may be found at Tignish Treasures and Holiday Island Productions. The Tignish Treasures studio is open to the public and free tours are available. Holiday Island Productions has created a series of replicas of prominent Island buildings called the Prince Edward Island collection.
The Confederation Trail starts right here in Tignish near the St. Simon and St. Jude Church. Take an afternoon cycling jaunt, or start your tip-to-tip excursion from here!
Would you like to see a fishing village in action? Visit the Tignish Run and Judes Point Harbour Wharf which is home to the largest inshore fishing fleet in Prince Edward Island. Stop by to see lobster, crab, bluefin tuna, etc as catches are landed in season.
Stompin' Tom fans will want to be sure and visit the school he attended in Skinners Pond, the oldest original schoolhouse on the Island.
Tignish is part of the North Cape Coastal Drive daytour region.