Town of Shippagan

Come celebrate marine life in New Brunswick’s Commercial Fishing Capital!

Nestled between Chaleur Bay and the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Shippagan’s seafaring tradition is as alive today as it was in the past, with the largest fleet of inshore and offshore fishing vessels in New Brunswick calling the harbour home.

The residents of this charming seaside town know how to have a good time and welcome you to join in the fun! Partake in the festivities at the New Brunswick Fisheries and Aquaculture Festival, the oldest festival on the Acadian Peninsula, held each summer in celebration of the town’s impressive maritime heritage. Winter visitors won’t want to miss the magical Ice Carnival. It’s a sight to behold!

Visit the New Brunswick Aquarium and Marine Centre to discover all the wonders of marine life in the Gulf of St. Lawrence. Young explorers will love take the captain’s helm in the modern wheelhouse and plunge their hands into the touch tank filled with sea creatures!

Take a walk or a bike ride on the trails that wind through the region, such as the Acadian Peninsula Trail, to fully appreciate Shippagan’s natural beauty and to discover wonderful birdwatching opportunities. Miles of sandy beaches along the coastline offer the perfect spot to go swimming and to relax alongside the sparkling blue waters of the sea.

Be sure to take advantage of the services at the Shippagan Visitor Information Centre, just steps from downtown. They’ll provide you with maps and information about events, attractions and festivals – everything you need to know to experience the best Shippagan has to offer!