The conference will, of course, occupy most of your time in town. Plus, meals will be provided during the conference: dinner Friday; breakfast/lunch/dinner Saturday; and breakfast Sunday.
You may, however, want to venture beyond campus, to eat or drink, or to explore the surroundings. Here are some suggestions. (Also check out https://sackville.com/)
- Cackling Goose Bakery – 38 York Street; Hours: Fri 8-6; Sat 9-5; Sunday closed – Gluten-free, good source of vegan and vegetarian food and baked goods.
- Cranewood Bakery – 113 Main Street; Hours: Fri 9-5; Sat 9-2; Sunday closed – also gluten-free options, also has things for vegetarians; many tasty baked goods and soup
- Black Duck Cafe and Bakery – 19 Bridge St; Fri/Sat/Sun 6am-6pm; much locally-sourced tastiness; much meat and dairy
- Bridge Street Cafe – 10 Bridge St; Fri 7am-9pm; Sat 8am-9pm; Sun 9am-7pm
Restaurants in the general downtown Sackville area
- Mel’s Tearoom – 17 Bridge St; Fri/Sat/Sun: 8:30am-8:30pm – Sackville institution; diner; some vegetarian available (black bean burger)
- Downtown Diner – 3 Bridge St; diner; some vegetarian available (veggie burger)
- Napul’e – 6 Bridge St – Fri – 11am-9pm; Sat 3pm-9pm; Sunday closed – Neapolitan wood-fired pizzeria; very delicious; can do cheese-free pizza
- Song’s Chopsticks – 12 Bridge St – Fri: 11:30-9, Sat 11:30-8:30 – Korean and Japanese food; not many vegetarian options
- Coy Wolf Bistro – 19 Bridge St – Fri/Sat 5-9pm; Sun: closed – locally sourced fine dining.
- Joey’s – 16 York Street – mix of Italian food/pizza with pub fare
- The Snack Shop – 28A York Street – Fri/Sat 11am-3pm; Sun 2pm-10pm – sandwiches of meat (an old Sackville favourite, recently re-opened)
- Goya’s Pizza – 96 Main Street – Fri/Sat 3pm-3am; Sun 3pm-9pm – pizza, donairs, Lebanese food
- Ducky’s – 4 Bridge St – Fri/Sat/Sun 3pm-2am – a longtime Sackville haunt, in a new location (as of a few years ago). Straight up bar; you can bring food here from elsewhere.
- Thunder and Lightning – 23 Bridge St – Fri/Sat/Sun 5pm-1am – bar. There are shows Nov. 4 at 7pm, and Nov. 6 at 11pm; otherwise a pretty chill hangout.
- The Painted Pony – 26 Bridge St – Fri/Sat/Sun 11am-2am – Tex-Mex bar and grill. Actually accessible for wheelchair users! Not much for vegans; tasty quesadilla for vegetarians.
- Owens Gallery, on campus, open 10-5 on weekdays and 1-5 Saturday and Sunday. A tour of the Owens has been organized Friday at 11am. Participants may also be interested in checking out the D’Arcy Wilson exhibit, which opens Friday evening.
- Walk or Drive to Broken Bridge (up Bridge Street, past the gas station, across the highway, down the dirt road)
- Struts Gallery and Faucet Media Arts Centre – 7 Lorne – Fri/Sat/Sun 1-5pm
- Fog Forest Gallery – 14 Bridge St
Suggestions for kids
- Waterfowl Park (guide to Waterfowl Park in registration package)
- Friendly playground at the Bill Johnstone Memorial Park on Main St.
- Farmers’ Market also at the Bill Johnston Park, Saturday 9am to 1pm
- All the cafes are kid-friendly (Cackling Goose, Black Duck, Bridge St.)
Suggestions if you have a car
- YMCA pool (92 Church St, Amherst NS, (902) 667-9112) very kid friendly:
- Saturday 5th, 5:30pm-6:30pm, Family Swim ($5)
- Sunday 6th, 6:30-7:30pm, Family Swim ($5)
- Fort Beauséjour in Aulac (about a 8-10 minute drive away)
- Hopewell Rocks (1 hour from Sackville; 30 minutes from Moncton)