A predominantly Acadian and Irish community which prides itself on its co-operative movement, Tignish celebrated its bicentennial in 1999.
The site of Canada`s first fisheries co-op, still a thriving organization within the community, Tignish is also home to the towering spires of St. Simon and St. Jude Church. Soaring majestically over the town, the church was built in 1860 of local red brick.
As well, the church houses a Quebec-built 1882 Tracker pipe organ, one of the oldest of its kind in North America. Harkening back to days gone by, visiting artists give weekly recitals during the summer months.