Kitesurfing in
Shippagan

Shippagan is a Canadian city in New Brunswick Province in Gloucester County. The city and its culture is best known for its fish industry. As always the Canadians are super friendly and will try everything to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. There is also a huge variety of riding locations. No wonder this Kitespot gets more and more popular among Kitesurfer!
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KentFlemming
What is the best way to go to shippagan? Is there an airport nearby?
MF
We drive , very easy and nice highways. Can fly into Bathurst and rent a car. 1.5 hours. Sept very windy!!! Going again Sept 29-Oct 7.
KentFlemming

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Getting there!

Visitors who come to New Brunswick usually land at the airport in Halifax. this is located just 500km from Shippagan. From there you can go either by bus, for 80 CAD, or by car to Shippagan. An alternative route is the airport in Toronto. From there you can fly with a domestic flight to Bathurst. Bathurst is 100km from Shippagan and can be reached within an hour by car. In any case, you need a rental car to get to Shippagan the fastest.

Kitespot - Territory

Right at the Kitespot in Shippagan there is a huge sheltered meadow where you can build up. You will also find a Kiteschool and a Kiteshop at this Kitespot. There are also accommodations, bars, restaurants and alternative activities nearby. The water is very flat and shallow. In addition, the atmosphere after the Kite session is very pleasant!

Wind & Weather

The best wind months in Shippagan are from June to September. Here the wind is strongest and most constant. The water is surprisingly warm at that time, but at least one shorty should always be in the baggage! The climate in New Brunswick offers warm summer months while the evenings can be cool. While the north of the province tends to have a continental climate, warm summer – cold winter, the south has a maritime climate, milder winter but also colder summer.

Accommodations

80% of the total area in New Brunswick consists of forest. Accordingly, this province consists more of nature than inhabited areas. The offer of accommodation is very manageable. So there is only one campsite in Shippagan. Hotels can be found only 20km away from Shippagan. An often mentioned tip from other Kitesurfer in Shippagan are the accommodations of Chalets de Vacanciers. These are located close to the Spot and are ideal for Kitesurfer and Windsurfer.

Kiteschools & Kiteshops

The only school in Shippagan is the Wind & Kite Club. the Kiteschool is IKO certified and offers courses according to IKO standards. It also offers kayak and wakeboarding excursions! There is a small Kiteshop where you can find products from the brands Cabrinha and Xcel.

Alternatives

You have access to flat water Spots (Chiasson Office, Pointe Campbell), wave Kitespots (Miscou Island) and nice chop watter (Pointe Canot). You can also Kite in la Baie des Chaleurs, this is where the St. Lawrence river meets the Atlantic Ocean. If you want you can also Kite in the Ocean but the water is a lot cooler there! It doesn’t matter which wind direction you have, there is the right Kitespot for every wind direction! You can also find a lot of nice beaches if you want to explore the area by car.

Outside the water

The region around New Brunswick is not as touristy as it is known from other Kitespots. If you are looking for nightlife and party you are definitely in the wrong place. However, there is hardly any other place where you can find a natural dream landscape like in New Brunswick. Untouched nature without a lot of gimmicks awaits you there. Kayaking on the rivers of New Brunswick or hiking through nature are among the most popular activities there. However, these should always be done with a guide. In Canada, there are many wild animals and especially bears!

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