Sackville Nova Scotia

Sandy and Judy Hines


About Sackville Nova Scotia


Sackville Nova Scotia is the largest suburb of Halifax. Over 35,000 people live in Sackville. It is primarily a bedroom community with most of its residents working outside of the community, many in the military.

Sackville is located about 5 kms to Bedford, 20 kms to Halifax and about 15 kms from Burnside Park in Dartmouth. It is a reasonable commute from Sackville to most areas. Most people drive but many also take the Metro Link express bus which takes about 30 minutes to get from Sackville to downtown Halifax.

Sackville Nova Scotia has three parts, Lower Sackville, Middle Sackville and Upper Sackville. Most of the population live in Lower Sackville which is the business and central core of the area. Middle and Upper Sackville have larger country lots of a half acre or more with well and septic.

Sackville Nova Scotia has a good  school system that consists of several elementary and junior high schools that eventually feed into either Millwood High School or Sackville High School. There is French Immersion offered in only a few elementary schools but it is available in most junior high schools and both high schools.

Sackville Nova Scotia has good amenities. There is some local shopping that includes two large grocery stores, Canadian Tire, several drug stores and many smaller stores. Most residents will do much of their shopping in Bedford, Halifax or Dartmouth. Bayers Lake Park and Dartmouth Crossing are popular shopping destinations.

There are excellent recreation facilities in Sackville Nova Scotia, including the Sackville Sports Stadium which has indoor pools. There are also several indoor rinks, several lakes and many outdoor sports fields in the community. Most sports are enjoyed in Sackville. Lost Creek Golf Course is located only a few minutes away in Beaverbank.

The Cobequid Community Health Center is located in Sackville Nova Scotia . There you can get many tests, diagnostic imaging, some treatments, specialists appointments and an Emergency department. There are also many walk-in medical clinics throughout Sackville.

Sackville Nova Scotia Real Estate and Homes For Sale

There are several very nice subdivisions in the Sackville Nova Scotia area. These include Millwood, Armcrest Estates, First Lake, Three Brooks, Sunnyvale and others. We have created detailed descriptions and photos of most of them . On the Index line above click and NEIGHBOURHOODS then scroll to Sackville Subdivisions. A sub menu will come up with the various subdivision pages.
To search MLS Real estate and Homes for sale in Sackville click 
For more information on real estate in Sackville go to our SACKVILLE HOME BUYING GUIDE.

Sackville Nova Scotia Schools


Smokey Drive Elementary SchoolSycamore Lane Elementary SchoolHarry R Hamilton Elementary SchoolHillside Park Elementary SchoolSackville Heights Junior High SchoolSmokey Drive Elementary SchoolSycamore Lane Elementary SchoolA.J. Smeltzer Junior HighBeaverbank Kinsac Elementary SchoolMonarch Drive Elementary SchoolCaudle Park Elementary SchoolHarold T Barrett Junior High SchoolLeslie Thomas Junior High SchoolSackville High SchoolMillwood Elementary SchoolMillwood High School3 - 14<>

The Sackville Nova Scotia School system consists of several smaller elementary schools, several junior high schools, one P-8 school ( Cavalier Drive) and two high schools(9-12) Sackville High School and Millwood High School.

Late French Immersion (grades 7-12)  is available in Sackville Nova Scotia in all junior high and high schools. Early Immersion is available at a limited number of elementary schools. If French Immersion is important check the Halifax Regional School Board website for up to date information.
Most of the Sackville Nova Scotia schools are strategically located. Most children have a short walk to get to school. For example Millwood Elementary and Millwood High School are both located in Millwood Subdivision. Cavalier Drive School is located in First Lake Subdivision.

There is some busing to schools. You need to be prescribed distance away from the school to qualify.


Commuting from Sackville Nova Scotia


There are a several options in Sackville for getting to and from work or school. Unfortunately there are no train or subway systems. However you can drive, take a bus, take a ferry, drive a bike or use a combination of these. Which method you might choose will depend on where you live and work. Most people us their car to commute but taking a bus is also becoming popular.

The bus system in HRM run by Metro Transit is not perfect but is always improving. There an express bus,called Metro Link, that runs from Downsview Mall in Lower Sackville to downtown Halifax. You can Park
and Ride from a  free parking lot at the Lower Sackville terminal. These buses can be faster than driving because they have only a few stops and the ability to keep a traffic light green until they go through the light. The commute time varies depending on the time of day and location but on average it is between 40 and 45 minutes.

Cost and availability of parking in Halifax might be a consideration for the means of transportation you choose. Parking is very limited and the cost can be high. If you are in the military there is limited parking at the Halifax dockyard, on a first come first served basis, and some limited off site parking on the streets. For this reason many military commuters often decide not to drive to work.


Things to do in Sackville Nova Scotia


The Sackville Nova Scotia area has excellent recreation facilities. The Sackville Sports Stadium is located in the center of Lower Sackville. This facility has two indoor swimming pools, a rink, a fitness center and curling rink. This is the main indoor facility in Sackville, Bedford, Fall River area so it is very popular. The curling rink is home of the Lakeshore Curling Club and new members are always welcome.


There are plenty of outdoor sports fields in Sackville/Beaverbank so sports such as soccer, football, baseball etc. are very popular. Many of the organized sports are operated by private associations run by volunteers.


There are several lakes in the Sackville/Beaverbank area so outdoor water sports are very popular. A paddling club called Sack-A -Wa Canoe Club is located on the shores of the largest lake in Sackville, First Lake. This club offers instruction and competition in most classes of canoe including war canoe, kayak and more.


Sackville Nova Scotia is home to Taiso Gymnastics Club. This is a private gymnastics club located close to First Lake. This club offers competitive and non competitive gymnastic training year round.


There is an excellent golf course in Beaverbank called Lost Creek. This is a very challenging 18 golf course with treed lined fairways.

Sackville has something for everyone.






Shopping in Lower Sackville Nova Scotia


Lower Sackville Nova Scotia has a wide variety of shopping opportunities to meet your daily needs.

The Downsview Plaza is Sackville's largest shopping center. In this location you will find Canadian Tire, Sobeys, Shopper's Drug Mart, Dollarama, and many smaller stores.

Sackville also has several small to medium size strip malls where you will find smaller retail outlets and service type stores including fast food, deli, drug stores and more.


For grocery items there are two large grocery stores. Sobeys and Atlantic Superstore(Loblaws) grocery stores. Both are modern stores with excellent quality and variety of food and other items. There are also several specialty food stores in the area.

Sackville has most items you would need on a daily basis but lacks some more specialized stores including clothing and the like. For these you will have to take a short drive to neighboring communities.


A five minute drive from Sackville Nova Scotia will bring you to Bedford where there are more shopping options available to you.


Bayer's Lake Business Park in Halifax and Dartmouth Crossing in Dartmouth are only 15-20 minutes from Sackville. The big " box " stores such as Costco, Staples, Best Buy,  Winners, Walmart, Home Depot and many others are located there.


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