Sackville, Nova Scotia: Live, Work, Visit, Volunteer & Play
Updated: Oct 3, 2021
Sackville, Nova Scotia is located in District 15 on the Halifax Regional Municipality (HRM) and has a population of 21,379 residents. It is the only district within the HRM that is comprised of a single community.
The majority of Lower Sackville's suburbs were built in the 1970s on the southern edge of First Lake which offers various outdoor recreational opportunities. A provincial park reserve borders the northern edge of Lower Sackville at Second Lake.
Lower Sackville is approximately 25 kms or a 20 minute drive to or from downtown Halifax. This close proximity offers Lower Sackville the advantages of local employment opportunities and infrastructure of a larger city. The district is very typical of many “commuter communities”, experiencing exponential growth in recent years.
Sackville has seen a remarkable growth rate of 5.8% over the past five years, adding thousands of new residents drawn by Sackville’s central location, strong sense of community, and affordable home prices. In light of this, those looking to start a business in this district should get in touch with The Sackville Business Association (SBA), a non-profit organization which represents the businesses within the Sackville Business Improvement District (BID). SBA's mandate includes beautification, community events, marketing, networking and advocacy.
Did you Know?
Sackville was founded in 1749 by Captain John Gorham on orders from Governor of England to establish a military fort named Fort Sackville.
Prior to colonization, Sackville was a traditional hunting and fishing ground of the Mi’kmaq people.
Lower Sackville is one of the fastest growing communities in Nova Scotia.
There's much to discover in Sackville, Nova Scotia. Here's a short list of six places to get your started:
1) Apartment 3 Espresso Bar: This gem of a coffee bar is the local go to fix for coffee, espresso, iced drinks, treats and much more. Find Apartment 3 Espresso at 833 Sackville Drive and online at apt3coffee.com.
2) Sackville Lakes Provincial Park trails: Sackville Lakes Provincial Park consists of a 283-hectare greenway surrounding First Lake and Second Lake. It is a popular park for canoeing/kayaking, on-leash dog walking and hiking amongst over 200 species of wildflowers and plants. A gorgeous, close by, park! Visitors will wander through stands of near-old growth forest, along wetlands and past drumlins. Trails within the park are being developed and managed by a local community group. Accessible vault toilet at parking area.
3) Kinsmen Park: This all in one fun spot includes a kid-friendly beach, a playground and a gazebo overlooking the lake. There's also a splash pad onsite that's open 10am - 7pm (seasonally). Find the park at 71 First Lake Drive.
4) The Sackville Sports Stadium: The Sackville Sports Stadium is a multi-purpose facility that offers programs and services in the areas of fitness, sport, wellness, arts, crafts, outdoor education, and general leisure programs. As a community facility it is important for them to have something for everyone - and they really DO! We want to make fitness fun for everyone! Find the Sackville Sports Stadium at 409 Glendale Drive and online at thestadium.ca.
5) Acadia Park & Hall: The kids will love the playground (which is accessible), the parents will love the public flower gardens & walking paths, everyone will love the live performances on stage, movie nights, the annual Sackville Snow Days, art exhibitions, classes and more! Acadia Park & Hall is located at 636 Sackville Drive.
6) Fultz House Museum: Fultz House Museum's collections reflect over 200 years of Sackville history. Constructed in the 1860s, Bennett Fultz's house is now home to hundreds of artifacts, photographs, and displays. Find Fultz House at 33 Sackville Drive and online at fultzhouse.ca
7) Bedford-Sackville Connector Greenway: The Greenway was opened in 2006 and is a popular area for walkers of all ages, cyclists, dogs on leash, parents with strollers and seniors.
It doesn't matter where you live in Sackville, you're located within minutes to all amenities, parks, trails, shopping, restaurants, schools, recreation facilities and more!
Learn more about this growing community - contact the Berrigan Devoe Group and let us know you're interested in Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia.