UPDATE April 14th 2016 - We have a new website promoting Liverpool!

UPDATE April 14th 2016 - We have a new website promoting Liverpool!
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Wednesday, 30 March 2011

For the Outdoors Man or Outdoors Woman at Heart.

Nova Scotia offers a wide range of out door activities from birding, camping, climbing, cycling, diving, fishing, golfing, hiking, paddling, riding, river-rafting, sailing, skiing, skydiving, surfing and whale watching.  

With over 7,000 km of coastline and hundreds of km of wilderness trails, including the world renowned Cabot Trail on Cape Breton Island, there is something for everyone, even for those who just want to sit back, bask in the sun, enjoy a great book and absorb the beauty of Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia is where good friends come together for inexpensive, seaside, retirement / semi-retirement living.

Monday, 28 March 2011

Care Centres and Senior Lodges

Liverpool's Queens Manor, http://www.queensmanor.ca , which is situated in the heart of Liverpool,  is a long term care home and has capacity for 60 residents.

Garrison Hall stands on the edge of the mouth of the Mersey River, on the tip of the  small peninsula, along side Fort Point Lighthouse,  where it juts out into the sea.  Here the sparkling, fresh waters of Lake Rossignal ends its journey to mix with the salty Atlantic sea.  Garrison Hall offers an in-house personal touch to its 6 residents.

In the surrounding area is the Stone Haven Lodge in nearby Port Mouton, for those that like the country feel while still living near the sea.   Meadowbrook Manor in Caledonia's South Brookfield, is inland about 1/2 hour drive from Liverpool,  surrounded by many lakes and near Kejimkujik Park.

Liverpool offers inexpensive, seaside, retirement living.

Just Do It!!

Once upon a time there was a woman, dreaming about where she would like to live when she retired. In 2006, her dream became a reality.
My journey began on the  Iles-de-la-Madeleine, onto PEI and to a stop at a  friend's home in Hubbards, Nova Scotia. After seeing Nova Scotia's beauty, the lifestyle and most importantly the OCEAN, we talked about my dream.  In but a moment we looked at each other and said "why wait 'til retirement, why not do it now"?  That is when the wheels started turning. Having to consider the fact that my Mother lived with me, in Ottawa, was a huge concern. After leaving my friend's house, I drove the Lighthouse Route to Yarmouth to embark on the 'Cat', then to ferry across to Bar Harbour for the last leg of my trip.  Along that route was Liverpool, a beautiful seaside town, with many quaint homes and a strong feeling of community. One house in particular caught my eye. Time being a factor I was not able to get in to look at the home but I trusted my friend to visit it, check it out and to see if it was "the one". Would Mother even consider moving to Nova Scotia?  I booked a flight for the next long weekend, arranged a job interview in a town nearby to Liverpool and before you knew it I was standing on the doorstep, with the realtor, to see the property. It was picture perfect. Everything that I had ever dreamed about! The price was right ..... much less than that of Ottawa prices, the location perfect, it was a real gem.
Do you get the picture? Need I say more? Everything fell into place, Mom was quick to ride the wave and at the age of 87 years young she enjoyed her first plane ride, to also make the move to Nova Scotia. 
I am now living my dream. I can walk on the beach when ever I want, smell that salt air and enjoy awesome winters that are not nearly as cold as Ottawa's; with virtually no snow, and enjoy the quality of life that only a small community can provide. I haven't looked back. It is the best decision that I've ever made! 
So, my dream for you is to start living your dreams now; don't wait .....................just do it!

Friday, 25 March 2011

Why I chose Liverpool for my home.....

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My first trip to Nova Scotia was in the mid 80's, back during a time when technology and economic growth in the rest of the world was moving on at a much faster pace.  I have visited Nova Scotia many times over the years and loved it more and more each time; always thinking that it would be the ideal place to retire. 

Well here I am in Liverpool and this is my story..... During one perfect summer, in July 2008, I was once again in Nova Scotia.  This time more as a tour guide sharing all of the places that I had visited over the years long past while visiting Nova Scotia; stopping in places like Halifax, Peggy's Cove, Lunenberg, Mahone Bay, Shelburne, Yarmouth, Digby, Wolfville, Annapolis Royal, and even onto the many touristy spots on Prince Edward Island.  But what was so different about this visit was that I came to Liverpool, Nova Scotia, for the first time; not a planned stop but simply because it was on the Lighthouse Route.  The thoroughfare led us along the tree lined streets, casting shadows upon the historical buildings with their elegant architecture bursting with beauty, and alongside the Mersey River where it merges with the sea.  The  tranquility left us spellbound and longing for the sounds that once filled the streets when it was a bustlinging seaport with ship building and logging. Following a lovely lunch at the Mersey Hotel we left Liverpool to complete our journey along the Lighthouse Route, including the tour of PEI.  It was while we were enjoying a delightful scallop dinner, in Digby, overlooking the beautiful and captivating Bay of Fundy that we suddenly had a longing to visit Liverpool just once more before leaving this province.  With a confirmed reservation at the Mersey Hotel, we returned and it only took 3 short days of living in Liverpool, not unlike those many others that we have since met, before we began the process of buying a home here.
Now we step down from our own doorstep onto the beautiful streets of Liverpool, to enjoy the laid back, old fashioned, atmosphere that still remains in this remarkable Canadian Atlantic town, with  its lifestyle that never goes out of style. 
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Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Museums and Tourism

Liverpool welcomes you to visit our great variety of museums. 
Perkins House Museum http://museum.gov.ns.ca/ is open year around to the public offering a look into Simeon Perkins life as it unfolded from 1766 to 1812. 
The Hank Snow Museum http://www.hanksnow.com/ , also open year around is situated in Liverpool's old railroad station.
Sherman Hines Museum of Photography http://www.shermanhinesphotographymuseum.com/ is located in Liverpool's historic Town Hall and is open to the public during the summer months.
The Rossignal Cultural Centre http://rossignolculturalcentre.com/ is a multi-faceted cultural centre in the heart of Liverpool.
Also check out the Region of Queens Tourism Guide http://www.queens.ca/ to view a full line-up of festivals and events. 
Whether you come to Liverpool, as a tourist, for a short visit or a long visit...  those that come here can never leave.
Liverpool offers inexpensive, seaside, retirement living.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Entertain Yourself in Liverpool

Liverpool has a variety of entertainment awaiting your arrival. 
The Astor Theatre http://www.astortheatre.ns.ca/  which is open year around opens its doors with a variety of stage performances, movies and cimena presentations. 
Liverpool's International Theatre Festival http://litf.ca/ enters the stage on alternating years and celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2010.  The Theatre Festival has drawn participation from more than 23 countires and has a great line-up planned for 2012. 
Liverpool's Ukulele Ceilidh  http://ukuleleceilidh.ca/ is booked for 22nd October to 25th October 2011 and it also presents itself on alternating years. 
Liverpool's Privateer Days http://www.privateerdays.ca/ July 1st to 3rd, 2011 begins with the reenactment of the troops at Fort Point Lighthouse.
Queens County Seafest http://www.queenscountyseafest.ca/   offers entertainment and has many activities planned.  The 2011 annual event will last for three days. 
Looking forward to seeing you there.
Liverpool offers inexpensive, seaside, retirement living.

Sunday, 20 March 2011


We would like to introduce you to Liverpool, Nova Scotia. Liverpool is a small community on the south shore of Canada's Atlantic Ocean.  Here we overlook the Mersey River as it rises and falls with the tides and where it rushes along to merge with the sea.  The towering spires of our community's four churches reach far beyond the heights of the tall tree tops and can be seen for miles as one crests the hill to approach Liverpool from the north-east, Halifax way. 
Liverpool's exposure to the sea offers us the best climate in all of Nova Scotia with the mildest of winters, long springs with flowers blooming early, moderate summers with the breath of the sea cooling the summer air and long beautifully coloured autumns. 
Liverpool lies but a mere one and a half hours from the hustle and bustle of Halifax but with shopping on our own doorstep and the historic, active Astor Theatre in our town, for entertainment, few find the need for the journey.
Liverpool offers inexpensive, seaside, retirement living.