Motor Sports, Music & More
"One of North America's Best Stock Car Racing Facilities..." - Stock Car Racing Mag
Shediac's CENTRE for Speed is a 110 acre entertainment, park located in the beautiful seaside resort of Grand Barachois, just 4 kms from one of Canada's best tourism destinations Shediac, New Brunswick, Canada and world renowned Parlee Beach.
The history of "Music, motor sports and more" here at Shediac's CENTRE for Speed dates back to the 1940's. Originally a Horse Racing Facility, the property was converted to Stock Car Racing in the 1960's under the name "Shediac International Speedway". In 1996 A permit was granted to expand the then dormant facility and CAN-AM Speedway was born. The facility continued operation as Shediac's CENTRE for Speed in 2000.
Today the 100+ acre facility is Atlantic Canada's only "super speedway" (greater than 1/3rd mile) at 3/8's of a mile. It is also the fastest 3/8th mile stock car racing oval in Canada. It has been called "one of the best stock car racing facilities in North America for the size market it serves" by the "Bible of Stock Car Racing" - (Stock Car Racing Magazine).
Shediac's CENTRE for Speed It is heralded by independent music promoters as "the best concert facility in the Maritimes" and "one of the best in Canada" and has hosted major artists such as ZZ Top, Our Lady Peace, April Wine, BTO, Huey Lewis and the News, the TREWS, STYX, and many many more. At just 4 kms away from Parlee Beach and overlooking the Northumberland Straight it is also the home of the Parlee Beach Music Festival. The facility boasts keys features unavailable at any other facility in the Province including on site parking, camping, and permanent assets purpose built to host up to 25,000 thousand music lovers "at the turn of a switch". The facility has also been granted special permits to host crowds of 45,000 (RockFest 99).
Today the facility runs a variety of musical and motor sports events and enjoys one of the broadest fan demographics of any motor sports facility in the country.
The CENTRE for Speed is a Family owned business.