District 16 is home to nearly 23,000 residents and is made up of well-established suburban neighborhoods lying on the northwestern end of the Bedford Basin.
Sawmilling was one of the area’s first industries and gave name to Paper Mill Lake, which was built in 1819, making it one of the oldest saw mills in Canada. Prior to amalgamation in 1996, Bedford was an independent town.
There are many recreational opportunities for residents to enjoy in Bedford. A popular boardwalk along much of the Bedford Basin waterfront begins at DeWolf Park and continues along the Bedford-Sackville Connector Greenway. The Greenway was opened in 2006 and features a tranquil, gravel pathway connecting the communities of Bedford and Sackville. It is a popular area for walkers of all ages, cyclists, dogs on leash, parents with strollers and seniors.