LOWERSACKVILLE.COM HISTORY OF LOWER SACKVILLE|
Did you know? (Lower) Sackville was founded in the same year as the Nova Scotia capital city of Halifax - 1749!
Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia is part of the Halifax Regional Municipality. Lower Sackville is approximately 25 kms, or a 20 minute drive from the
city-centre of Halifax.
First settled in 1749 by Captain John Gorham on orders from Governor Edward Cornwallis of England to
establish a military fort named Fort Sackville; Lower Sackville has been one of the fastest growing communities in Nova Scotia for many, many years. In
1996, Lower Sackville, along with Bedford, Dartmouth & Halifax and some surrounding areas amalgamated into one large municipality known as the HRM, or
Halifax Regional Municipality.
Lower Sackville's population in 2001 was approximately 28,000. By 2006, Lower Sackville's population was approximately
35,000. Lower Sackville's adjacent communities include Middle & Upper Sackville, Beaver Bank and Mount Uniacke. Lower Sackville experienced a serious
growth spurt in the 1970s as a result of the building of Highway 102 (The Halifax Airport Highway), and Highway 101 (Windsor, Kentville, Digby, Yarmouth, Nova
Proximity to the capital city of Halifax gives Lower Sackville the advantages of local
employment opportunities and the infrastructure of a larger city; and is very typical of many commuter communities throughout North America experiencing
Recreational pursuits in the Lower Sackville area are varied. Sports fields, tennis courts, baseball fields, parks, swimming
pools, gyms, arenas and a modern sports stadium help make Sackville a friendly, healthy and family-oriented place to live. The majority of
Lower Sackville's suburbs were built in the 1970s on the southern edge of First Lake which offers various outdoor recreational opportunities. A provincial
park reserve borders the northern edge of Lower Sackville at Second Lake.
Lower Sackville offers residents and visitors alike plenty of
opportunities to shop and spend money. Home to all major Canadian banks, Sobey's and Superstore grocery stores, gas stations, fast food & family-style
restaurants like Tom's Family Restaurant and Boston Pizza; as well as several excellent used car lots; and much,
Did you know? Lower Sackville was home to Sackville Downs Racetrack (harness racing) for many years before
closing in 1986
Lower Sackville, Nova Scotia, Canada really has it all!
The Lower Sackville Branch of
the Halifax Public Libraries has an amazing archive and display of Lower Sackville history!