Looking forward to welcoming you to Sackville! The Town of Sackville has a handy website at sackville.com — information for visiting can be found under the “Explore” tab.
Sackville is conveniently right on the TransCanada Highway, also known hereabouts as New Brunswick Route 2. Take exit 504 and turn right (south) toward the centre of town.
It’s about a 2 hour drive from Halifax (1 hour 45 minutes from the Halifax airport) and about 10 hours’ drive from Montreal. It is also about 2 hours from either Fredericton or Saint John, NB, and 1.5 hours from Charlottetown, PEI, in case you are planning any side trips.
It’s 30 minutes from Moncton, where many of you will be flying in to…
The Greater Moncton Airport (YQM) is half an hour’s drive from Sackville, and a pretty cozy and handy airport indeed. Direct flights are available to and from Toronto, Montreal, and Ottawa, on Air Canada, WestJet, and Porter. As of July, New Leaf Air is advertising flights to Hamilton and Edmonton.
A one-way taxi fare from Sackville Cab (506-364-8000, bookable in advance) is $70. Sackville Cab does not have wheelchair accessible cabs. AirCab (506-857-2000), based in Moncton, can accommodate collapsible wheelchairs, and is $81.60 to Sackville, plus $1 for each additional passenger. The Wheelchair Guy in Moncton has accessible vans with tie-downs (506-384-4640). I have some information gathered already about when participants are arriving, so if you are interested in sharing a ride, don’t hesitate to be in touch with me; you can also post on the CSWIP Facebook page.
Via Rail (www.viarail.ca) has, alas, substantially reduced its Halifax-Montreal service, which now only runs Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays. Still, those may work for you, and there is indeed a station right in Sackville, about a 20-25 minute walk (or $6 cab ride) to campus. (Be aware the station does not have an attendant, nor is there wheelchair access at this station; proper amenities exist at the Moncton station.) Here is the schedule (opens a PDF), and here is information about the Sackville rail station from Via Rail and from Wikipedia.
Maritime Bus (maritimebus.com) serves Sackville fairly regularly (three departures per day). The bus stop is at the Irving Gas Station by the highway, not a far walk from the Coastal Inn where many of you will be staying. Here is Sackville schedule information.
Getting around within town:
Sackville is pretty walkable. There’s no public transit, but Sackville Cab (506-364-8000) is $6 anywhere within the main part of town. It does not have wheelchair accessible cabs; Squires Cab (506-536-3118) says on its website that it has a wheelchair accessible cab, but at last check it was in the garage. I will post more information on accessible transit as I receive it from Moncton-based companies, such as The Wheelchair Guy and Wheels on Wheels.
Places to Stay:
Note! There are two other conferences going on in town that same weekend, so please book as early as possible.
We have a block of rooms reserved at the Coastal Inn for $95/night, Thursday-Sunday. Please call 506-536-0000 and refer to “CSWIP” or “Dryden” when booking. Some of the first floor rooms are described as accessible, but be aware that none have roll-in showers. The Coastal Inn is about a 20 minute walk to campus, down and up a hill, or a 5 minute cab ride (There should be enough CSWIP folk staying here to allow for group cab rides!). https://coastalinns.com/coastal-inn-sackville/
Much closer to campus is the Marshlands Inn: http://www.marshlands.nb.ca/ It is definitely not accessible (it’s an old Victorian building), but it is very close to downtown Sackville. It has a lot of character, and it’s where we tend to host visiting speakers. The Queen has stayed there, and, more recently, Angela Davis!
A classic bed & breakfast with a love for Gilbert & Sullivan. Also quite close to campus. https://www.bbcanada.com/701.html
If you have a car, you can stay across the border in Amherst — only about a 15 minute drive away. Amherst options!
If you have a car or can arrange a cab into town, you can also stay in Moncton — it’s a 40 minute drive into town. Moncton is the best option for accessible hotel rooms with roll-in showers; the Hampton Inn & Suites, the Days Inn & Suites, and the Delta Beauséjour (phone 506-354-4344) all confirm roll-in showers/accessible rooms. (The Delta Beauséjour is right in downtown Moncton). (NB: If you are graduate student, independent scholar, or untenured faculty member who requires an accessible room with a roll-in shower, our SSHRC grant will help cover the extra accommodation/transportation cost).
Sackville is right modern, with the airbnb.
NB: Conference Travel Reimbursement.
We were successful in our SSHRC Connections Grant, and so are able to reimburse travel and accommodations for Canadian presenters who are graduate students, independent scholars, or untenured faculty. Travel should be within North America. (If you are coming from outside North America, we may only be able to provide partial travel reimbursement.)