Things to do in Shediac include cycling, boat tours, golfing, mini golf, horseback riding, bowling, and canoe, sailboat and kayak rentals. The town of Shediac is endowed with a municipal library, art galleries, and two marinas - perfect places to see the sun rise and set over the sea!
The Lobster Capital of the World.
Recognized the world over as "The Lobster Capital of the World" for its lobster fishing industry, Shédiac's Lobster Festival dates way back to 1949. A gargantuan 90-tonne sculpture of the town's famous crustacean greets visitors at the town's entrance.
Shédiac Lobster Festival
The Shediac Lobster Festival is one of eastern Canada's most important celebrations. Five full days of activities, including outdoor concerts, lobster eating contest, community parade, buskers, and much more, there's something for the whole family! JULY 5th TO 9th 2017.
Parlee Beach Provincial Park
Canada's finest saltwater beach, with the warmest waters north of Virginia, is operated by the Province's Department of Tourism & Parks. The most popular beach in the province, it is patrolled by lifeguards and has a restaurant, a canteen, change houses, showers, washrooms, and a playground.
Shédiac's Weekly Park Market
Atlantic Canada's largest weekly outdoor market, with over 100 stallholders, is open every Sunday during the festival season from 9am to 2pm. Situated at the heart of Downtown Shediac, one minute's walk from Le Griffon, it offers family friendly stage shows, local and International cuisine, handmade wonders, and local-organic farmer produce.
The Neptune Drive-In Theatre
A classic! The Neptune's large screen and two-film format makes it so popular among locals and visitors alike that it sells out almost every night during the peak season.
The Homarus Ecocentre
A non-profit aimed at providing a holistic educational experience about lobsters, the Homarus Eco-Centre highlights the importance of preserving marine resources and their habitats. During their guided tours, visitors can see a micro-hatchery, handle baby lobsters in touch tanks, and even adopt a little one! You'll learn everything about the lobster's life cycle!
The Pascal-Poirier Historic House
A charming ancestral Acadian house (circa 1825), this museum & gallery features artisans at work (quilters, knitters, textile artisans, etc!), craft workshops, history talks, and an exhibit of painter Camille Cormier’s famous collection.
Shediac Bay Cruises
In the mood for lobster, a fishing experience, a relaxing cruise or a private charter with some friends? You can do it all in Shédiac! The scenic tours on the gentle waters of the Shediac Bay are immensely popular - see lobstertales.ca for more information!
Shédiac is blessed with a vibrant food culture with many hot young chefs interested in a fusion of traditional dishes who excel at leveraging the best elements of local ingredients. The town's many fine restaurants make it a true culinary destination. There's a lot to be said for Shédiac's many popular haunts as well! Click here for a list of our favourites!