Bi-Centennial ParkBi-Centennial Park was built in 1999 on the Former CNR Railyard. It is bounded by Park Lane, Railway Street, and Spring Lane.The park has picnic tables, benches, gazebo, and washrooms. Its playground has swings, teeter totters, bouncy spring animals, slides, climbing apparatus, and sand volleyball court. The gazebo serves as a shelter for small groups to have a picnic and is also used by our Recreation Department for barbeques and for food distribution at New Year’s Eve, Christmas parade, Winter Carnival and other events. The Park serves as the start (mile zero) of the Confederation Trail which crosses the Island to Souris and Montague in the East. The Canadian, P.E. Island and Acadian flags fly on three separate flagpoles. There is a medium size parking lot adjacent to the Park.
The Community maintains a mini-park at the Corner of Church and Phillip Streets on land leased from the Provincial Department of Transportation and Public Works.The park has a gazebo, bench, bushes, flowers, grassed areas, a brick walkway, and part of the Phillip Street sidewalk passes through the park. We want to recognize the assistance of Tignish Initiatives Corporation in maintaining our mini-park.Please take a few minutes to look over the site, sit on the bench and watch the world go by. During the Christmas season, Christmas lights adorn the Mini-park during the evening hours.
The Heritage Gardens
The Heritage Gardens is a large landscaped area that forms part of the Heritage Inn Property, which is owned and maintained by the Tignish Initiatives Corporation. The Inn and Gardens are adjacent to the St. Simon & St. Jude Catholic Church. The Gardens has walkways throughout, a gazebo, a bridge walkway over an artificial pond (which has a small fountain), benches, trees, bushes, and flowerbeds.
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #6
The Royal Canadian Legion Branch #6 owns and maintains a small piece of property within the Gardens as the site for its War Memorial.During Spring, Summer and Fall, the Gardens are lit by a number of pole lights that are turned on until midnight. During the Christmas season, the community uses the Gardens as a site for its Christmas lighting program.Donations towards the upkeep of the Heritage Gardens are accepted at the Heritage Inn.
The Confederation Trail
The Confederation Trail is owned by the Provincial Government and maintained by the Department of Transportation and Public Works. The Trail starts in Tignish at Mile Zero in the Bi-Centennial Park and then runs the length of the Island along the former CNR railway. It leaves Tignish to the West, and makes its way to St. Louis, then crosses Route 2 at Alma on its way to Alberton, then crosses Route 2 again at Elmsdale on its way to Bloomfield and then to O’Leary and beyond.
The Trail is reserved for snowmobilers during the winter season but at other times of the year it is free for use by walkers, joggers and bicyclists. No motorized vehicles are allowed on the trail during these public walking periods. There is a medium sized parking lot adjacent to the Trail starting point.The trail is used for a number of fund raising Walks by various non-profit organizations.