Summer Visitor Hours

The Rec Centre is open during the summer months to greet visitors. Our island ambassador will be there to answer your questions.

Sunday:                          11:00am – 4:30pm
Monday to Friday:     11:15am – 4:15pm
Saturday:                       Closed

New Deck for Rec Centre

The Tancook Rec Centre is getting a new deck!  Peter Stephens  and Dexter Rodenheiser are hard at work to build a large covered deck for Tancook residents and visitors to enjoy. Stay posted for developments.

Thanks to all those who generously donated to this major project.

Backroaders Become Honourary Tancookers

At the end of their lobster dinner, each member of the weekly Backroads hiking group becomes an Honourary Tancooker by reciting  an oath and kissing a lobster.   It is a fun event and one which the participants will remember.
These lobster dinners are hosted by a dedicated group of volunteers on the occasional Thursday throughout the summer.

T-Shirts & Cookbooks

Stop into the Rec Centre during summer tourism hours and pick up a Tancook t-shirt.We have a variety of sizes and colours – all priced at $20.00.

If you have enjoyed a special dish at one of our Rec. Centre dinners, you may find the recipe in the “Tancook Tastes” cookbook. Also available at the Rec Centre for $10.00. If the Rec. Centre is closed, you can also contact Rosa Cross at r60cross@gmail

Tancook Treasure Trove

Need a coffeemaker or a candlestick? The Recreation Centre TREASURE TROVE is now open for business (during regular tourism hours). Come shop and find your treasure and make an offer!

(Photos by Rosa Cross)

Backroads – “My highlight was a homemade lunch on Tancook Island.”

Every Thursday throughout the summer and early autumn, Backroads will be introducing a group of hikers (mainly from the USA) to Tancook with a guided hike through the woods and along the coast of our beautiful island.

Following the hike, these lucky travelers will enjoy a lobster lunch prepared by the hardworking women who so generously give their time and culinary talents to make this venture such a success.

After being wined and dined, the Backroads hikers participate in the Honourary Tancook ceremony where they make a pledge and seal it with lobster kiss.

“This trip was fabulous. Our guides Martin and Tal made the trip incredibly fun, as well as informative and packed with beautiful scenery that I will remember forever. My highlight was a homemade lunch on Tancook Island with fresh cooked lobster, homemade potato salads and PIE, mmmm homemade blueberry pie!”