Town of Sackville
Whether you stop for a day or two, or for the rest of your life, Sackville has magical qualities of peace and contentment. Cars slow down as you cross the street. People wave hello. Bands play in the town park, the marsh breezes blow, birds sing their praises. Even time lets out a little sigh of relief.
Sackville is blessed with an extraordinary range of cultural treats, from original Canadian plays to arts and music festivals; Sappy Fest, Live Bait Theatre, poetry in the street, boutique shopping, art workshops, new media projects, dinner theatre and some wonderful little cafes in which to sit and talk and think... to do all the things you have no time for at home (unless you live here!). We think this is why Sackville won the title of Cultural Capital of Canada in 2008.
Artist Alex Colville studied and taught here, and this is where his wonderful magic reality may have begun. The Owens Art Gallery is the oldest university art gallery in Canada. Sackville artists work in pottery, glass, canvas, paper and T-shirts. The Fog Forest Gallery, Struts Gallery, Rob Lyons Gallery, Earth Gallery and the Craft Gallery offer worthy artistic value and are highly-acclaimed.
The Boultenhouse Heritage Centre details Sackville’s shipbuilding heritage, and the Campbell Carriage Factory Museum displays its history of wood and wheels. The award-winning Sackville Waterfowl Park has over 3 km (1.9 mi.) of trails, boardwalks and viewing platforms.
Sackville is a book to be read, a marsh to be wandered upon. There are specialty shops; environmentally-conscious outdoor outfitters, a legendary harness and leather-goods shop. Restaurants delight for a moment or for an evening. Something wonderful happens every day. It’s one of life’s great stops.
(distance by car from Windsbreath)
The Sackville Golf and Country Club- (3 minutes)
Waterfowl park and Quaint downtown- (5 minutes)
Boultenhouse Heritage Centre- (5 minutes)
Alex Colville House Museum -(5 minutes)
National Historic Site- Fort Beauséjour - Fort Cumberland- (20 minutes)
Campbell Carriage Factory Museum -(10 minutes)
Silver Lake with its family friendly fresh water beach- (10 minutes)
Bill Johnson Park with children’s play ground and splash pool- (5 minutes)
Dyke walk along the Bay of Fundy -(10 minutes)
Italian Food and Pizza
Joey’s -Downtown restaurant and bar, relaxing atmosphere, specialty nights -16 York street
Napul’e-Authentic Italian pizza and pastas made in wood oven (food also available from Ducky’s pub next door)-6 Bridge street
Goya’s -Pizza and middle eastern food-96 Main street
Jack’s Pizza -take out with small sitting area -170 Main street
The Downtown Diner- Popular place for sushi, bente boxes and noodle dishes-3 Bridge street
Song’s Chopsticks-Authentic Korean food in attractive setting -12 Bridge street
Holan Kitchen-Traditional North American Chinese food with buffet-170 A Main street
Painted Pony-Seafood and traditional steak house style food with daily gourmet specials-26 Bridge street
Marshlands Inn - Gourmet meals in a historic elegant dining room -55 Bridge st.
Mel’s Tearoom Diner-Traditional diner decor specializing in homemade burgers from local beef and home cut fries-17 Bridge St
Patterson’s Family Restaurant-Popular family restaurant with Thursday buffet -16 Mallard Dr.
Cackling Goose- Gluten free restaurant and store- 38 York St
Bridge street Café- retro coffee shop with wi-five access, coffees, teas, soups and sandwiches-8 Bridge st.
Black Duck-coffee shops specialty in heathy local food and homemade goodies- 19 Bridge St