Shediac's Giant Lobster
Shediac's Giant Lobster
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One of the most photographed attractions in New Brunswick, i.e. Shediac’s Giant Lobster, is ageing gracefully, even very gracefully, and we plan to celebrate its 25th anniversary in style this year (2015). This work of art measuring 11 metres long, 5 metres in width, 5 metres high and weighing nearly 90 tons saw the light of day thanks to an initiative launched by the Shediac Rotary Club. The Town and the Rotary Club will therefore work together to mark the quarter century of existence of this work of art sculpted by the artist Winston Bronnum. For more information on the festivities marking the 25th anniversary, please visit the Town of Shediac’s website.
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  • Anita M
    Montreal, Canada70 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Love the giant lobster & little boardwalk shops.
    The giant lobster is always such a fun experience. Be prepared to have alot of other people around....it is a famous tourist spot. The little shops along the boardwalk are nice as well, but skip the shops with imported tacky tourist gifts, there are 2 very nice real artist shops here. Everything in these shops are made by local people so you're buying local and supporting local.
    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written July 31, 2023
  • Sandy
    Toronto, Canada180 contributions
    3.0 of 5 bubbles
    LOBSTER PIC!
    A quick picture opt. Very busy tourist spot to see the giant Lobster 🦞 . It is right by Parlee Beach so good location. Literally you take your picture and go. There are shops if you choose.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 15, 2023
  • Jamie H-D
    Poole, United Kingdom1,491 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fab sculpture
    A really fantastic sculpture, very realistic with lots of detail and great for getting selfies, especially with the steps added to get to the top. This was a must see on our trip, Shediac is the lobster capital only the world after all! Even if you are just driving through to get to P.E.I, it’s worth a stop to take a look and snap some pictures. We were out of season but from what we understand lots of shops and food places are open in the summer.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written October 9, 2023
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Jamie H-D
Poole, UK1,491 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
A really fantastic sculpture, very realistic with lots of detail and great for getting selfies, especially with the steps added to get to the top. This was a must see on our trip, Shediac is the lobster capital only the world after all! Even if you are just driving through to get to P.E.I, it’s worth a stop to take a look and snap some pictures. We were out of season but from what we understand lots of shops and food places are open in the summer.
Written October 9, 2023
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Sandy
Toronto, Canada180 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
A quick picture opt. Very busy tourist spot to see the giant Lobster 🦞 . It is right by Parlee Beach so good location. Literally you take your picture and go. There are shops if you choose.
Written August 15, 2023
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Anita M
Montreal, Canada70 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
The giant lobster is always such a fun experience. Be prepared to have alot of other people around....it is a famous tourist spot. The little shops along the boardwalk are nice as well, but skip the shops with imported tacky tourist gifts, there are 2 very nice real artist shops here. Everything in these shops are made by local people so you're buying local and supporting local.
Written July 31, 2023
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tony l
Vancouver, Canada4,798 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Business
It is know as the "The Lobster capital of the world " located in Westmorland county , very friendly chamming town .
Written June 19, 2023
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DanielandJocelyn
Stony Point, NY91 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
We love oddball attractions like this. This was nothing special. There are a few informational plaques and a museum. Is it worth a stop? Maybe. But, maybe a quick photo from the car as you drive by enroute to the PEI bridge is enough.
Written January 8, 2023
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DeanMurphy2020
Orlando, FL7,631 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
Check the dictionary for the definition of kitsch. I believe there’s a photo depicting this 35-foot-long concrete and Fiberglas crustacean, to help people understand the meaning of kitsch. Why, then, do so many people [estimated quarter million per year] crowd around this unlikely roadside attraction? Because it’s there!

Created in 1989 to solidify and confirm Shediac as the Crustacean Capitol, the WLL sits atop a craggy concrete base. The “Godzilla Lobster” is at the entrance to Shediac. Literally, you can’t miss it. Indeed, it is the World’s Largest Lobster, Shediac’s self-proclaimed “Lobster Capital of the World.” Little wonder our Grand Circle Travel group of 36 stopped here when returning from a boating excursion for lunch and an education about lobster trapping.

Using a little persiflage and ingenuity, I asked tour director Lyla to pose with her fingers pinching like a lobster claw. I zoomed the camera lens to make the WLL appear to fit within her fingers—make that claw, as depicted by the accompanying photo. At lunch, I mentioned that eating lobster intestines didn’t bother me, it’s what hasn’t left the guts that causes concern☺
Written October 3, 2022
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luis a
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
You have to do the HOMARUS tour here, very interesting on how fisherman's have made lobster in the area sustainable.
Written September 27, 2022
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skier101
Richmond Hill, Canada314 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022 • Family
There isn't much around to see other than the giant lobster. Drop by if this is on your way to somewhere. Don't make a special trip to see this. Nothing special.
Written September 21, 2022
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Trevor P
Regina, Canada578 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2022
Very cool to stop here, lucked out that it was during the big arts festival going on too and lit the lobster up differently! Always have to stop at these
Written September 16, 2022
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Neil M
5 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022
It was a nice setting and we got some good pictures with the kids
Downfall was all the construction in Shediac to get there
Written September 6, 2022
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