While Sackville’s parks, trails and nature preserves are some of the best in the world, our crown jewel is the Sackville Waterfowl Park.
This award-winning 55-acre park, which is minutes from the highway and a short walk from downtown, features:
- 3.5 kilometres of accessible trails and boardwalks, including a section of the Trans-Canada Trail
- 160 bird species (including 26 confirmed breeding species)
- 200 species of plants
- Free admission
- Guided tours May to August
- Self-guided tour map
- Accessible via the Trans-Canada trail
Waterfowl Park Guided Tour
This 1 1/2-hour accessible walking tour includes binoculars, hands-on activities, and a tasty, locally-made snack. Discover the history of Tantramar and of the Mi’kmaq and Acadian settlements in our area, the Acadian dyking system, the importance of our agricultural history, and methods used to restore marsh areas to wildlife habitats.
Identify the species of waterfowl, birds and plants that inhabit the park, and learn to calculate a tree’s age with a hug. Our knowledgeable guides have a backpack full of tools and demonstration items including a 360-degree bug viewer, dragonfly eye lenses and fake muskrat droppings.
- Available mid-May to late August
- Walk-ins welcome, seven days a week, depending on availability of staff
- Reservations preferred for larger groups
- Price: $6 Adult, $4 Seniors and Children (12 and under), $12 Family (2 adults, 2 children).
- Departure point is the Sackville Visitor Information Centre
- Book a tour: E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (506) 364-4967, toll-free: 1-800-249-2020