Community Profile


Municipal Profile

Tignish is located on the Northwestern tip of PEI. Its precise location is 46° 57' N, 64° 02' W.

The Municipality was incorporated in 1952 and has a population of 758 according to the 2006 Census. We encompass a land area of approximately 6.7 sq km.

Telephone: 902-882-2600
Fax: 902-882-2414

Address: P.O. Box 57
209 Phillip St.
Tignish, PE C0B 2B0

Email: administrator@tignish.com
Website: www.tignish.com

Secondary Website: www.TignishArea.com

Office Hours: Monday - Friday
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Council Monthly Meetings
The Tignish Council meets every second Monday of the month at 7 pm.

The Community provides a variety of services to its residents:

Street lights and sidewalks Sewer and water utilities
Recreational facilities and activities Library
Fire Protection Policing

Tignish partners with a number of organizations to present the following:

Winter Carnival (February) Irish Moss Festival (June-July)
Red Clay Bluegrass Festival (August) Irish Folk Festival (July – August)
Parish Picnic (September) Terry Fox Run (September)
Christmas Decorating Contest New Years Eve Celebrations

The most prominent feature in the Community is the St. Simon and St. Jude Catholic Church and the Parochial House. Adjoining the Church is a convent that has been converted into the Heritage Inn, a Bed and Breakfast establishment operated by the Tignish Initiatives Corporation.

This building was built by the Parish to influence the Sisters of the CND to come and operate a school for the children of the Parish.

Tignish is essentially a fishing community with our fishers using nearby fishing ports of Tignish Run, Judes Point, Seacow Pond and Skinner’s Pond. Also, there is the opportunity for recreational fishing from many ponds, brooks and rivers that surround Tignish.

Tignish serves as the Western terminal for the Confederation Trail, the old CN Railway bed, and Route 2, the Veterans Memorial Highway.

Tignish is accessible mainly by using Route 2, referred to as the Western Rd., in our neck of the woods.

Following is a list of distances from various points:

Alberton 17 km
O'leary 34 km
Summerside 82 km
Confederation Bridge 112 km
Charlottetown 150 km
NFL – Wood Islands 208 km







Mar 19, 2013 Annual Meeting READ

Oct 22, 2012 Municipal Nomination-Monday, Oct. 22 READ

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