Sackville - One of lifeís great stops

Whether you stop by for a day or two or for the rest of your life, little Sackville has almost 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, Festival By The Marsh, Live Bait Theatre, poetry in the street, 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. Is this why Sackville won the title of Cultural Capital of Canada? We think so.

There is other magic afoot in Sackville. Itís here artist Alex Colville studied and taught and 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 and the Craft Gallery offer worthy artistic value, original, and highly-acclaimed.

The Boultenhouse Heritage Centre details Sackvilleís surprising shipbuilding heritage, the Campbell Carriage Factory Museum, its history of wood and wheels. The award-winning Sackville Waterfowl Park has over three kilometers of trails, boardwalks and viewing platforms. Peace and contentment fall upon all who walk these trails.

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, gift shops to delight both child and parent. There are restaurants for a moment, and restaurants for a whole evening. Something wonderful happens every day in little Sackville. Something peaceful, fun and interesting. Come see. Itís one of lifeís great stops.

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