Liverpool, Nova Scotia
About Liverpool & Area
Come and experience the majestic colonial houses of captains past and visit our wonderful museums showcasing our area’s rich history, country music, folk art, world class photography and wildlife when you visit the town of Liverpool on Nova Scotia’s South Shore.
For the outdoor enthusiast, hike along our beautiful coastline dotted with lighthouses and dig your toes into the sand on our many white sand beaches. At the end of the day sit by the Mersey River and bask in the glow of the setting sun all the while imagining the Privateers of long ago.
- Visit the Cultural Village at the Rossignol Cultural Centre – a rich cornucopia of fascinating artifacts and exhibits for the whole family – see a polar bear, authentic log trapper’s cabin, an outhouse museum and learn about our Mi’kmaq culture.
- Built in 2012, the Astor Theatre is the oldest performing arts theatre in the province.
- Visit the Hank Snow Home Town Museum at the restored Canadian National Railway Station – the most unique country music attraction northeast of Nashville, with live music every Wednesday afternoon during July/August.
- Visit Fort Point Lighthouse Park and listen to memories from the son of a previous light keeper, see interpretive displays, local art and collectibles, and stroll in the scenic picnic park.
- Visit the Sherman Hines Museum of Photography & Galleries is the only one of its kind east of Montreal – a dazzling insight into the history of photography.
- Stroll through Ivan's Concrete Creations at Cosby's Garden Centre and be amazed at the incredible cement sculptures.
Festivals & Events
- Privateer Days: entertains each July with music, rides, booths, and historical re-enactments.
- The Liverpool International Theatre Festival
- International Ukulele Ceilidh
- Queens County Lighthouse Rally
Where to eat
- Lane’s Privateer Inn, Liverpool: Built in 1798, this privateer mansion has been operated by the Lane family for 52 years. Diners have a panoramic view of the Mersey River whilst enjoying seafood, salads, chowder, sandwiches and steaks, plus an on-site bakery and espresso bar. Extensive wine list and sommelier.
- Quarterdeck Grill, Summerville Beach: A Taste of Nova Scotia Restaurant of the Year recipient and located on spectacular Summerville Beach, the Quarterdeck has a reputation as the South Shore’s finest for fresh seafood, great steaks, tempting desserts, plus a cellar full of wine.
- Elliot’s Dining Room, White Point Beach Resort. Brick oven baked pizza, locally sourced racks of pork, lobster and arctic char, expansive ocean vistas, storm watching with crashing surf, pristine sunrises on the glistening white sand beach and cozy cabernet enjoyed beside the beachstone fireplace.
Where to stay
From historic B&Bs and Inns to cottages, hotels/motels, and a resort, Liverpool has no shortage of wonderful accommodations for you to choose from. There are also a number of great travel packages available in the Liverpool area.