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Sackville, New Brunswick
White Swan-Sackville, New Brunswick
Things to Do and See-Sackville, New Brunswick

Sackville Waterfowl Park
    A three minute walk from Town centre, the park contains over 3 kilometres of footpaths and boardwalks through the wetlands; guided tours offered daily during the summer months. Tours include a visit to the Canadian Wildlife Service's Wetlands Display, located immediately adjacent to the park. Phone (506) 364-4967.

Sackville Harness Shop
    Canada's oldest handcrafted decorative horse leather manufacturer; built in 1919; producing horse collars, saddles, harnesses and other domestic leather goods. Drop into the store at 39 Main Street to smell the leathers and dyes and listen to the sewing machines. Phone (506) 536-0642.

Fountain, Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick

Mount Allison University
   Founded in 1840, the first university in the British Empire to grant a Bachelor Degree to a woman and home of the oldest Fine Arts Programme in Canada. For self-guided walking tours of the campus, brochures are available on the first floor of Centennial Hall at Student Administrative Services Offices 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday. Phone (506) 364-2269.

Radio Canada International
   Canada's most powerful short-wave radio transmitters; broadcasting to eastern Europe and South America. Free tours are available daily 10 am to 6 pm. RCI is located on the marshes off the Trans-Canada Highway. Phone (506) 536-2690

Fort Beauséjour, Aulac, New Brunswick

Fort Beausejour National Historic Site
   A star-shaped fort off route 102 in Aulac. It was the site of the beginning of the Seven Years War. See restored underground casemates and interpretive paintings. The fort was taken by Col. Robert Monckton prior to the expulsion of the Acadians in 1755. Tours daily. Special activities on Canada Day (July 1), Parks Day (July 18), NB Day (August 1-3), and Fall Fest (Oct 4). Admission Fees. phone (506) 536-0720 for more information.

Keillor House & Coach House Museum, Dorchester New Brunswick

Keillor House - Dorchester
   A House Museum, built of local stone in 1813 by a Yorkshire stone mason. Beautifully restored, it depicts local life and history from 1800 to 1900. Approximately 30-minute guided tours are available from June 1 to September 15, 10 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week. Admission S2.00. It is also the location of the Maritime Penitentiary Museum covering 100 years of crime and punishment. A good reference, research and genealogical centre is located here as well. Call (506) 379-6633 for more information.

Beachkirk Museum - Dorchester
   Located in St. James Presbyterian Church (1884). A history of textiles and other domestic crafts and trades. Demonstrations and teaching of carding, spinning and weaving. Open 10 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week. Tours available. Call (506) 379- 6633 for more information.

Swan-Sackville, New Brunswick
Other Attractions Outside of Town-Sackville New Brunswick

  • Covered Bridge - High Marsh Road
  • Tintamarre National Wildlife Area - High Marsh Road
  • St. Ann's Anglican Church - Westcock
  • Slack's Cove Cairn - Slack's Cove
  • Johnson's Mills Birdwatching - Route 935
  • Monument Le Fèvre - Memramcook
  • Port Elgin Summer Breezes and Lupin Quilt & Craft Fair - Port Elgin, July 2-5
  • Port Elgin Wagon Train - Port Elgin
  • Andy's Dummy Farm - Port Elgin
  • Baie Verte Waterfowl Village - Baie Verte
  • Day at the Bay Festival - Baie Verte
  • Rosswog Farm Distillery - Baie Verte, Route 970

Arts & Crafts-Sackville New Brunswick

The Owens Art Gallery
   The Owens Art Gallery- is the oldest university art gallery in Canada (1895) featuring work from a large permanent collection of historical and contemporary art. There are over 2,500 artworks of Canadian and international origin. The Gallery is Open year-round and is located on Mount Allison University campus off York Street. Summer hours are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday and from 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Saturday and Sunday. Admission is free. Contact the Gallery at (506) 364-2574.

Fog Forest Gallery
   Fog Forest Gallery - located at 14 Bridge Street, Sackville, this gallery has represented many of Atlantic Canada's finest artists and craftspeople since 1984. Summer hours are from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Saturday. It is also open Friday evenings. Fee) free to browse or call Janet Crawford at (506) 536- 9000 for an appointment.

Struts Gallery
   Struts Gallery - located at 7 Lorne Street in Sackville, an artist-run centre which was established in 1982, is dedicated to presenting local, regional and national contemporary artist- initiated activities including expositions, performances, demonstrations, workshops, symposia and residencies. Contact Barbara Carter, Gallery Coordinator at (506) 536-1211 for information about hours of operation.

The Craft Gallery
   The Craft Gallery - located on King Street above the Sackville Tourist Information Centre, this artisan-run craft shop showcases local crafts including jewelry, pottery, textiles and stained glass. Summer hours are from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday and from 1:00 to 5:00 pm on Sunday. Contact for more information (506) 536-4163.

The Crofter
   The Crofter - located at 11 Bridge Street featuring fine crafts from Atlantic Canada. Open Monday to Thursday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm; Friday to 9:00 pm, and, Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. Call (506) 536-1692 for more information.

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