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About District 15


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One District, One Community.  District 15- Lower Sackville is the only district within the Halifax Regional Municipality that is comprised of only one community. The population of the District is 21,379 (2011 Census).

Sackville was founded in the same year as the 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 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 is now one of the fastest growing communities in Nova Scotia. In 1996, Lower Sackville, along with Bedford, Dartmouth & Halifax and some surrounding areas amalgamated into one large municipality – the HRM, or Halifax Regional Municipality.

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” experiencing exponential growth throughout North America.

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.

For more interesting history about our community, please visit the website Sackville Nova Scotia Canada at:

HRM Recreational Facilities

Listed below are links to various associations, facilities and businesses in the Lower Sackville area.