Sackville Waterfowl Park

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Discover a wetland world beneath your feet! Watch a muskrat part mirror-smooth water in a V-shaped ripple. Focus your camera on the antics of fuzzy ducklings dabbling in the shallows. Listen to a sunset chorus of marsh birds, the eerie cries of rail, coot, grebe, and bittern. From dawn to dusk, the entertainment never stops at the Sackville Waterfowl Park.Award Winning Sackville Waterfowl Park

  • 55 acre (22 ha) park in the heart of Sackville
  • 48 acres (19 ha) of shallow fresh water wetlands and 7 acres (3 ha) of low uplands
  • 3.5 km of trails and boardwalks for unsurpassed wetland wildlife viewing
  • More than 160 bird species (26 confirmed breeding species)
  • Approximately 200 species of plants
  • One of the most productive wetland sites (per unit area) in the region
  • 1989 winner of a national Environmental Achievement Award
  • Free admission
  • Guided tours available May to August
  • Managed by the Town of Sackville with the help of a voluntary Waterfowl Park Advisory Commitee

Sackville Waterfowl Park Boardwalk

Guided Tours

A natural and human history eco-tour of excellence! A 1 to 1.5 hour walking tour complete with binoculars, hands-on activities, and a tasty, locally-made snack. Tour Details

Self-Guided Tour

Lead your own tour of the park using
Walking With Waterfowl (613 KB PDF)

a pocket guide to the park. Printed copies available at shops in downtown Sackville or at the Sackville Visitor Information Centre.

Park Rules

To us, the Waterfowl Park is a fascinating place to visit and explore. To the many species of wildlife who live there, it is home. Please respect their needs by observing the following courtesies:

  • Visit only during the daylight hours. Night visits may disturb resting waterfowl.
  • Please do not feed the ducks. Their natural diet is healthy and abundant.
  • Leave no litter. Garbage receptacles are provided for trash.
  • Keep pets under control (on leash) at all times in the park.
  • Stay on the trails and boardwalks to protect nests and wildflowers.
  • The trails are for pedestrians only. For safety's sake, cycling is prohibited.

Park Map

Sackville Waterfowl Park Map (89.6 KB PDF)