Sackville

Sackville, New Brunswick Canada

 

 

Sackville is a Canadian town in Westmorland County, New Brunswick. The town is home to Mount Allison University, a primarily undergraduate liberal arts university. Historically home to two foundries manufacturing stoves and furnaces, the economy is now driven by the university and tourism. Once a part of the French colony, it became part of the British colony in 1775 following the expulsion of the Acadians.

 

Sackville is on the Isthmus of Chignecto, which connects the Nova Scotia peninsula with North America. It is on the Trantramar River, which empties into Chignecto Bay, a sub-basin of the Bay of Fundy. Sackville is at a low elevation above sea level. Prominent ridges rise above the marshes, namely the Fort Lawrence Ridge, the Aulac Ridge, the Sackville Ridge, and the Memramcook Ridge. Sackville is surrounded by the Tantramar Marshes, a tidal saltmarsh. The marshes are an important stopover for migrating birds. The marsh soil consists of silts deposited by centuries of tidal flooding. Drainage is poor and there are slow-moving meandering rivers, shallow lakes, bogs, and intertidal zones.

 

Arts & Culture

  • The Owens Art Gallery, opened in 1895, permanent collection of more than 3,000 works.
  • Live Bait Theatre; dinner theatre, comedy and live music.
  • SappyFest, an annual music festival.

Attractions

  • Cranewood: a Georgian house constructed of local red sandstone in about 1836.
  • Mel’s Tea Room
  • Campbell Carriage Factory
  • Captain George Anderson House.
  • The Boultenhouse Heritage Centre.
  • The Sackville Harness Shop.
  • The Vogue Cinema.

 

Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada

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