Shippagan remains a very liveable town, surrounded by the sea and home to one of the largest fishing ports in New Brunswick. There is no doubt that the quality of life is one of the most remarkable things about Shippagan, with its natural environment and lively urban activities.
The region is full of sites providing opportunities for aquatic and wind sports, or where you can simply enjoy your favourite activities in the great outdoors.
Kitesurfing, or kiteboarding, is the fastest growing wind sport on the planet. The Shippagan and Acadian islands region is full of places to practice this sport. Two of them were developed by Windsurf Kiteboard Shippagan les îles acadiennes, which is a regional association working to promote and develop this sport in the area.
Windsurfing is the forerunner to kitesurfing, and is still very popular today. The region offers ideal locations to enjoy this sport to the fullest.
Get in your kayak and traverse the numerous bays and estuaries as you discover the many species of birds that pass through the region along an important migration corridor.
Club Wind & Kite
The Club Wind & Kite
enables visitors to be initiated into the wind sports, i.e., windsurfing and kitesurfing. If there isn’t enough wind, you can learn wakeboarding or sea kayaking. Club Wind & Kite
provides the very latest equipment, along with qualified instructors. For reservations or information, call (506) 344-5130.
Enjoy a demonstration of lobster and small crab fishing by a professional fish harvester. You can also learn to jig for mackerel. Experience the beauty of the sea as you take a trip on the Nord'Est V for a fascinating cruise with the charming Captain Michel Boudreau, who will regale you with his fishing stories. For reservations, call (506) 336-1880 or (506) 336-5358.
Shippagan and the Acadian islands offer the perfect combination of a natural environment and a multitude of beaches. You can stroll along more than fifteen kilometres of sandy beach. No matter where you look, you will be struck by gorgeous views of the sea, whose charm and beauty are a captivating visual treasure.
On bike or on foot, you will discover numerous trails and places to get away from it all. You may even meet some interesting people while observing the many species of aquatic and other birds.
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