Sackville Waterfowl Park
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.
- 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
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
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.
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.