Mount Allison is located on Canada's East Coast in picturesque Sackville, New Brunswick.
Whether you come here from a small town or a big city, you will soon fall in love with living in the ideal university town.
Located at the heart of the Maritimes
Located at the centre of the Maritimes, our campus is surrounded by beautiful lakes, rivers, and outdoor spaces while having easy access to eastern Canada's largest urban areas.
Just a short drive from:
|Moncton, NB||30 min.|
|Halifax, NS||2 hours|
|Fredericton, NB||2 hours|
|Saint John, NB||2 hours|
|Charlottetown, PEI||1.5 hours|
Sackville — the ideal university town
In Sackville, you'll find an amazing cross section of a buzzing cultural and social hub in a safe and secure environment.
You'll connect with people and with nature — always just a short walk away. Students quickly discover the endless opportunities to get highly involved in extracurriculars on and off campus and say these are some of the most valuable learning experiences of their time at Mount Allison.
In 2022, Sackville was named North America's first Accredited Wetland City by Ramsar Convention on Wetlands.
Sackville must-try list
- Visit the Farmers' Market on Saturday morning
- Walk through the Waterfowl Park
- Check out the SappyFest indie music festival
- Catch a movie at the retro Vogue Cinema
- Eat lots of garlic fingers
- Swim in Silver Lake
- Skate on the pond
- Attend Fall Fair
- Spend the summer in Sackville
- Try every restaurant at least once
- Play at an open mic night
- Attend the welcome corn boil at Orientation
- Volunteer with a local organization
- Take a short road trip to another province — Nova Scotia or Prince Edward Island
Known for its stunning landscapes, friendly people, and quality of life, Atlantic Canada is made up of four provinces — New Brunswick (NB), Nova Scotia (NS), Prince Edward Island (PEI), and Newfoundland and Labrador (NL).
The area is surrounded by the beautiful Atlantic Ocean with small communities and larger urban centres where you'll find our distinct and welcoming maritime culture. Smaller in size and population than Canada's biggest provinces, Atlantic Canada offers high quality education with some of the most renowned educational institutes in Canada with an affordable lifestyle.
Mount Allison is located at the heart of it all in New Brunswick — Canada's only official bilingual province (English and French).
"The culture of New Brunswick—as felt in our music, foods, language, festivals, built environment, and history—is a fascinating mélange influenced by Indigenous, French, British, Irish and Scottish settlers, that is constantly changing with the influx of people from other parts of the world."
There is fun to be had in all four seasons, from swimming in the warmest salt water beaches in Canada to snowshoeing countless kilometres of trails.
4 to 15 °C
Top activities: Orientation for new students, Sackville Fall Fair, sporting events at Alumni Field, Sackville's annual corn boil
-7 to -2 °C
Top activities: skating (outdoors and indoors), cross country skiing, snowshoeing, hockey, productions at the Motyer-Fancy Theatre
4 to 15 °C
Top activities: Convocation for graduating students, Waterfowl Park, spring recreation programs (learn to run, intro to photography)
18 to 25 °C
Top activities: Farmers' Market, SappyFest, swimming at Silver Lake, recreational sports leagues, music at the park, hiking the trails