Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part II: Shediac for Tourists

Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part II: Shediac for Tourists

On our recent trip to Eastern Canada in June, my husband and I spent the first three days in Shediac, New Brunswick, where I was attending meetings. Luckily, there was time after the day’s work to do some sightseeing. One of my colleagues, a resident of Shediac, took us on a tour of the area.

Above, Shediac’s claim to fame.
The plaque states: This is the world’s largest lobster. It’s made of reinforced concrete and steel, measures 10.7 metres (32.8 feet) in length, 5 metres (16.4 feet) in height, and took three years to complete. It weighs 50 metric tons (110,231 pounds) and rests on a 32 metric ton (70,547 pound) pedestal. It was unveiled June 30, 1990.
We saw many more fun sights, geared toward entertaining the tourists. One of these pirates lost his head. He, and the stocks, provide a photo opportunity.
paddle shack
lobster hut
fisherman sculpture
One of these cute and colourful buildings held a souvenir shop. Outside, you could sit on a barrel and talk to this old fisherman. He’s a great listener!
old style lobster trap
Everywhere we saw the old style lobster traps, brightly painted and sporting the colours and star of the Acadian flag. The yellow star, the Stella Maris, is the symbol of Mary, Acadian national symbol, and patron of the mariners.
Parlee Beach
We then stopped at Parlee Beach, early enough in the year to be deserted. For a prairie girl like me, the Atlantic Ocean was an awesome sight!

13 thoughts on “Atlantic Tour Tidbits – Part II: Shediac for Tourists

  1. I love this! Every town needs something big to put it on the map – Here in Australia we have The Big Banana, The Big Pineapple, Prawn, Potato and Marino. One day, I’m going on a road trip just to see all of them.

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