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Tignish Heritage Inn

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Email Tignish Heritage Inn Reservations: bookcanada@madbookings.com

The graciousness and charm of yesteryear come to life in this lovely restored Inn, located in Tignish, Prince Edward Island, Canada. Beautiful old trim, wide staircases and high ceilings are just some of the features of this historic building.

Tignish Heritage Inn Accommodation

The hardwood covered hallways on the main floor lead to large spacious rooms which have been restored and decorated to suit the elegance of the brick building originally built in the 1860's. Each of the 17 rooms, decorated in one of three color schemes, shows off a breathtaking view of the grounds and surrounding areas within Tignish.

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Stroll along the quiet pathway nestled in the trees from the Inn leading down to the road, or enjoy a nature walk along the newly developed Confederation Trail located nearby. A short walk from the Inn will also find you at the parish church with its magnificent pipe organ, the Tignish Museum with a collection of historic photos and artifacts on the former convent, and the village itself, and many food outlets such as bakeries, resturants and grocery stores.

Relax after a long day of travelling and sightseeing by joining others in the sitting room and browse through old yearbooks dating back to when this building was an educational institution. Visualize how the Inn looked many decades ago when it was filled with young students attending classes taught by the sisters from the Congregation-de-Notre Dame.

After a restful night's sleep, come down to our friendly dining room and enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast consisting of homemade muffins and fruit salad, along with coffee, tea and juices. As an alternative to dining out, guest have full access to kitchen facilities to prepare meals at their own convenience.

Our Services include the following:
17 guest rooms (all with private bath), honeymoon suite, access to kitchen & laundry facilities, cable TV/alarm clock radios, partially wheelchair accessible, 30' x 40' conference room, cots, walking gardens, wireless high speed internet connection, bike rentals.

Children under 6 years of age stay free!
MasterCard, Visa, and America Express Accepted

SeaSplash Soap Making Experience

The unique attributes of our native Irish Moss add a special moisturizing quality to the products created by Tignish Treasures SeaSplash line of bath & body products. Join us for a fun filled afternoon of learning. Our studio tours are facilitated by production specialist Eva Arsenault and feature a guided tour of the production studio explaining the entire process, followed by an opportunity to make novelty soaps to create your own souvenir. Your visit includes a stop at the Tignish Interpretive Centre and includes fresh home baked muffins with tea/coffee.

Available Tuesday & Thursdays (2:00 to 4:00)

A Ray of Sunshine Garden Walk
Florist Jessica Trail uses the stunning gardens of the Tignish Heritage Inn to illustrate how to use fresh flowers to transform your home dcor. The tour also includes a guided tour of the Heritage Inn to learn the history of this award-winning property.
Your visit is nicely topped off with fresh homemade muffins with tea/coffee.

Please remember this is an outdoor adventure and come prepared for the weather! Available Monday & Wednesday (2:00 to 4:00). (cost includes bouquet & snack)

Tignish Heritage Inn, School Street, Tignish
The Tignish Heritage Inn is owned and operated by Tignish Initiatives Corporations, a non profit community development corporation. The board of directors had a vision for gardens at the Heritage Inn for a number of years and their expectations have been pleasantly exceeded, the beauty and atmosphere is more then they could have asked for. Garth Davey has done a phenomenal job in designing and supervising the construction of the gardens.

From its conception these gardens were envisioned as a community memorial garden. An ideal location next to the church where we as a community can go to appreciate the beauty around us in the memory of those who have gone before us. We have set up a range of option to hopefully accomodate everyone who wishes to participate. The funds will be used for memorial signage as well as continued development and upkeep of the gardens.

Inn's History
If centennial and mortar laid by the parishioners of Tignish could speak, many and varied would be the tales told of happenings to Our Lady of Angels Convent, since that memorable day in 1868 when the sisters of the Congregation-de-Notre Dame in Montreal first took up residence in the present structure.

In the mid 1860's, the people from Tignish and surrounding areas were becoming increasingly aware of the need for better educational facilities. Bishop Peter MacIntyre made a promise to the parishioners that as soon as a convent was built in the community, he would make sure that some sisters from Montreal would come to live there to teach.

The people of the area began at once to construct the convent, building it of brick manufactured right in Tignish. Two years later, Bishop MacIntyre wrote to Montreal to inform the sisters that the building was ready for them.

Many reports of the beauty of the building and of the preparations being made had reached the sisters, but the reality surpassed anything they could have imagined. What astonished them most was that they were the recipients of such a magnificent convent built by the parishioners who themselves had only the basic necessities.

Classes in the convent were opened on October 14, 1868 with fourteen pupils, three of whom were boarders. The building functioned as a private girls school for fifty-four years at which time it become a public learning institution.

Classes were taught at the convent until January 1966 when the building closed its classrooms. After ninety-seven years as an educational institute, the convent took on a calm and quiet atmosphere. The space formerly occupied by the students, like the rest of the building, was very tastefully redecorated to serve as living quarters for the resident sisters. The convent closed its doors for good in 1991.

In 1993, Tignish Initiatives Corporation purchased the building in hopes to convert it into a multi-use meeting and accommodation facility, naming it the Tignish Heritage Inn. (The historic fabric of the building was respected when repairs and renovations were made. This resulted in the organization being awarded a 1994 Architectural Preservation Award from the Board of Governors of the Prince Edward Island Museum and Heritage Foundation.)

Email Tignish Heritage Inn Reservations: bookcanada@madbookings.com