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UPDATE April 14th 2016 - We have a new website promoting Liverpool!
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Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Queens Place Cottages

Queens Place Cottages is a small development, in Liverpool, across from Sobeys and aside the new construction of the Region of Queens Recreation Centre.  The cottages number three and construction is moving along at a rapid pace.  This development is situated in a perfect location for shopping and access to the, soon to be opened, Queens Place Recreation Centre. 

Building Liverpool together
Live Liverpool

Sunday, 29 May 2011

Liverpool's Fort Point Lighthouse

Liverpool's Fort Point Lighthouse is a distinctive timber combination, "hunch backed" in style and is the third-oldest surviving lighthouse in Nova Scotia. Built as a dwelling and tower, it's light marked the town's inner harbour since 1855, until the Coast Guard turned it off in 1989.The lighthouse had a resident keeper until 1964. His duties also included the sounding of a hand-cranked fog horn in answer to signals from vessels during "thick" weather. The lighthouse and attached dwelling have been restored to show life in the era of the last keeper. The invitation is open for visitors to climb the lighthouse for a view of Liverpool Bay, and try your hand at the crank fog horn. The museum is staffed by interpreters in period costume and features Maritime and Privateering history. Browse the gift shop for local crafts, folk art, collectibles and unique souvenirs of the lighthouse.
Liverpool's Fort Point Lighthouse is located at the end of Main Street, at the Mersey River estuary, past Victorian and Colonial Georgian homes shaded in century old trees, all set back to provide a spectacular view. The parking lot is designed to accommodate trailer/motor coach for easy turn around. Although the lighthouse is closed in the off season the park remains open year around for all to enjoy.
Lighthouse open season and hours:
Season: Mid-May - Mid-October
Hours: 10 am - 6 pm daily, except July and August 9am - 8pm daily

                                You tube:  http://www.youtube.com/embed/ioF2YiEpaaE 

Nova Scotia Lighthouse Preservation Society:  http://www.nslps.com/

LIVERPOOL ... live history, feel history

Thursday, 26 May 2011

30 Year Resident

Starting in January of this year it is estimated that 10,000 Americans a day will become eligible for retirement over the next 19 years. These numbers are smaller in Canada but proportionally the same will be true (with an estimate of 1000 Canadians per day looking  to retire).  Retiring urbanites commonly look to escape the high cost of city living and seeking a lower cost and more relaxed pace.
Liverpool offers a very good hospital, curling rink, fitness centre (20 million cost to build with indoor walking track), golf and proximity to three ocean beaches. It is  the canoe capital of Nova Scotia with many lakes and rivers, remote camping, good fishing and fresh water swimming.  It has an excellent and active  theatre that brings in much  entertainment, good restaurants and a new Best Western Hotel. Liverpool is 1 hour from Kejimkujik National Park, 45 minutes from Keji (Kejimkujik) Adjunct ocean wilderness, 45 minutes from Thomas Raddall Provincial Park, and 1.5 hours from Halifax.  Liverpool also offers better than average Canadian weather.
I have lived in a number of other places before coming to Liverpool where I have been for 30 years now and have raised my family here. Liverpool has a lot to offer and in fact has everything we want. There is plenty of room here for good folks who like the things I have mentioned.
Some developers are seeing the potential mentioned and are already building a few condos. Others are in the beginning stages of  some nice single story housing (900-1200 sq ft) with attached garage and deck. All of this comes with electricity and heat for $1,200 a month and is situated in a convenient, quiet, wooded location by a well treed nature walking trail.
Tell me, where in Canada you can do better than that? 
Written by: Peter Ripple

Liverpool ... for inexpensive, seaside, retirement /
semi-retirement living

Monday, 23 May 2011

Liverpool's Creek Side Ridge Development

Liverpool has been undergoing a significant change in its infastructure in the past year and welcomes the latest project; a adult living, rental, development which is being built to appeal to the 55 plus age group. The 9 acres parcel of land adjacent to the Region of Queens municipal office is but a mere 1/2 kilometer from downtown Liverpool. The beautifully wooded area lies along side the walking trail. The breaking of ground is planned for July 2011 and devopment will transpire over the next 3 - 5 years.  It is projected that the land will easily accommodate 12 - 14 buildings; phase one will consist of ten 4 unit buildings of between 900-1200 square feet (including a single car garage). The proposed Thermal Mass heating system will leave a green footprint in Liverpool.

LIVERPOOL ..... where futures are planned together
Live Liverpool

Sunday, 22 May 2011

Golfing "Pebbles Beach" Style

Golfing White Point's Golf Course offers a spectacular atmosphere no less than one can expect at Pebbles Beach. For more than 75 years, the golf course at White Point has challenged golfers of all levels from around the world. This 9-hole, Par 35, ocean side course was established in 1932, shortly after White Point Beach Resort opened, and continues to be an integral facility within our Oceanside Beach Resort Community.
Described by many members and visitors as the most picturesque golf courses in Atlantic Canada, the course is challenging for the avid golfer with small greens, narrow fairways and strong sea breezes. The recreational golfer will enjoy the quality of the course and the panoramic views that accompanies it.
The course is situated on sixty acres of land that juts out into the Atlantic Ocean, adjacent to the Resort. The first 7 holes offer spectacular views of the Atlantic, with Holes 3 - 6 on the shoreline itself and is a mere 10 minutes from Liverpool.

Visit the website for memberships and packages available:

Liverpool.... inexpensive, seaside, retirement /
semi-retirement living

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Inexpensive Historical Maritime Living

Liverpool's harbour was originally named Port Rossignol by Samuel de Champlain, the early 17th century founder of New France in North America, after a Captain Rossignol who was at that time using the harbour for fur trading. Following the Expulsion of the Acadians during the French and Indian War (1754–1763), Liverpool was founded by New England Planters (commercially organized settlers) as a fishing port in 1759. named after Liverpool in England  —which also lies along its own Mersey River.  The town was strengthened after the American Revolutionary War (1775–1783) by additional arrivals from the American colonial Loyalist refugees. During the nineteenth century, the town became a major seaport as the fishing and ship building industries grew. The town also became a leading exporter of timber which was floated down the Mersey River (or as initially called the Rivière Rossignol by the original Acadians) from the inland forests of the Lake Rossignol watershed.
Liverpool's fortunes were temporarily revived in the 1920s when it became a centre for rum runners shipping alcohol to the United States during its period of prohibition.
And along with that came the wide selection of Victorian homes and shops. the flavour of the maritimes.  Maritime history is rich here in Liverpool and one cannot help but be taken back in time as one walks along Main Street, Market Street and Church Street.



Friday, 20 May 2011

Liverpool Dentists

Liverpool has a number of dentists to serve Queens county's dental needs. Canadians of all ages can enjoy good oral health and benefit from regular professional dental care. Provided you look after them, your teeth and gums will look good and stay healthy for life. Start early and keep that smile.

                           Dr Martin Gillis
                           Dr Kelly J Hatt
                           Dr Blair Raddall & Thomas Raddall
                           Dr Cheryl Rafuse

The Dentist Song -  http://youtu.be/TKLTSTLZgUM

Liverpool ..... for inexpensive, seaside, retirement / semi-retirement living

Hank Snow Tribute 2011

Where: South Shore Exhibition
                50 Exhibition St.
                Bridgewater, South Shore
                Music, Celebrations
Date: August 18, 2011 to August 21, 2011
Attend the celebration with 4 days of classic country in a
Tribute to Canada's King of Country Music.
Special guests include Rainbow Ranch Boys.
Join in the fun for souvenirs, prizes, contests and food.
RV camping available onsite.


Thursday, 19 May 2011

Magnolias and Tulips

The magnolias and tulips are now at their very best.  These blossoms have arrived a bit later in the year than normal; but breathtakingly beautiful just the same and well worth the wait.

The showy, generally cup-shaped or star-shaped tulip flower has three petals and three sepals which are often termed tepals because they are nearly identical. These six tepals are often marked near the bases with darker colourings. Tulip flowers come in a wide variety of colors, except pure blue.

Magnolia is an ancient genus. Having evolved before bees appeared, the flowers developed to encourage pollination by beetles As a result, the carpels of Magnolia flowers are tough, to avoid damage by eating and crawling beetles. Fossilized specimens of Magnolia acuminata have been found dating to 20 million years ago and of plants identifiably belonging to the Magnoliaceae dating to 95 million years ago. Sometimes OLDER is better.


Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Out Of The Blue

Our move to Liverpool came right out of the blue. It had never occurred to either Danny or me that we would one day live here in beautiful Liverpool, Nova Scotia. It was never a part of the long term plan.

One summer Danny prepared to visit a friend who had previously moved to Liverpool. I was still working and had commitments I could not ignore.  So this was an adventure that he took by himself.

Driving right through from Montreal and arriving quite late, he booked a room at Lanes’ Privateer Inn a prefect little hotel that offered not only a room but what soon turned out to be the start of our new life.

That evening, restless from being in the car for too many hours, he took a walk around town to see the sights.  It was at this time that he was taken back by the beauty of his surroundings and the peaceful feeling; from where he stood looking across the bay at this beautiful little town.  For a couple of days he marveled at the sights, all within such a short distance from where he was staying. There was beauty in every direction that he drove.  His first impression of Liverpool is that he felt such warmth and comfort here.

It was but a short week later that I took the road trip back with him, not quite knowing what it was that Danny was so excited about.  Let me tell you that Danny is not the type of person to go on and on about anything, yet he could not stop describing the wonderful little town and how he felt while visiting Liverpool. 

It was when we drove over the Little Blue Bridge, onto Market Street, that I could see that Liverpool is certainly beautiful.  Liverpool is one of Canada’s best kept secrets, I am certain.

I am intrigued with the history and the numerous museums throughout the area; but it is the raw beauty of the ocean and seascapes that totally captivates me.

Liverpool, Nova Scotia is now home for us.
Colleen and Danny

Monday, 16 May 2011

Geocaching Liverpool Nova Scotia

Geocaching is one of the most popular and fastest growing recreational activities around the world. Geocaching combines hiking or walking, treasure-hunting and the use of a GPS (Global Positioning System) device. The idea is to find a treasure or "cache" placed in a specific location using only GPS co-ordinates. Cache locations are shared by hundreds of groups and individuals via the internet around the world. 
 Nova Scotia is the perfect place to test your geocaching skills. There are miles of rugged coastline, hiking trails, sandy beaches, quaint fishing villages, picturesque historic towns, significant geographic landmarks and an entire population of friendly people to assist you along the way. One can only imagine the possibilities!
There are various acronyms and words commonly used when discussing geocaching and a special formula is needed to decrypt clues. Liverpool, alone, has 42 cache locations including one at the Simeon Perkins Museum. But don't stop searching in Liverpool only as there are thousands of geocaching locations in Nova Scotia. If you don’t have a GPS unit the Region Of Queens Recreation Department lends them out for free. They can be contacted at 354-5741.
Enjoy the search
Liverpool is abound with treasures in every form

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Live The Dream

Have you ever wanted to own a little business, in a little shop of your own? 
Have you ever had a dream to live in a safe, beautiful, tranquil, inexpensive place by the sea?
Then Liverpool is for you.

Liverpool has a number of old Victorian shops, in various Maritime colours, awaiting your arrival, where you can semi-retire with a boutique of your own; in a place apart from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the world.  There is a peacefulness here in Liverpool that is hard to describe, where it fills the air as one steps out of their front door to walk along the tree lined streets; perhaps it is the joyful laughter of the children at play or maybe it is the slow paced lifestyle, or possibly it is the security and tranquility that warms one's heart.  Either way it is where people come to visit from around the world and where many of those choose to stay. We are a multi-cultural community with a Regional Hospital, numerous doctors and dentists, eye care centre, elementary, junior and senior high schools that welcomes many foreign students; to experience life in a foreign land and to learn English.  We have clubs and organizations of every sort plus winter and summer sporting activities that spread inland and then back to the sea - the ever present sea.

Liverpool ..... for inexpensive, seaside, retirement/
semi-retirement living

Friday, 6 May 2011

Liverpool's Coffin Island Lighthouse 1812

On June 26, 1811, Simeon Perkins, a diarist from Liverpool, Nova Scotia, recorded a pleasant trip to inspect the lighthouse, Coffin Island Lighthouse, being built on the island at the entrance to Liverpool Bay: "they have dug for the foundation ... there is a kind of Moss & turf on the surface then about two feet deep comes to a hard pan ... which I think will be a good bottom to Build the Foundation upon - it is about 90 feet from the Sea Wall ... at present the distance is very well but there may be some danger as the wood is cut away, of the Sea wearing away the land in time".
Liverpool in this period was the second most active port in Nova Scotia and enjoying a trade boom thanks to the Embargo Acts which channeled a large amount of US commerce through Nova Scotian ports. An impressive achievement for a growing community, the lighthouse was the only beacon between Sambro at Halifax, and Cape Roseway at Shelburne, which along with the light at Brier Island, made up all the lights in the province (aside from the ruins of the old French lighthouse at Louisbourg, Canada's first).
The lighthouse stood on the south end of the mile-long island, itself only a mile from the nearest mainland village at Beach Meadows. At the north end of the island, a small seasonal fishing harbour stood, and still stands, connected to the light by a road cut through the woods. Known as Bear Island in Perkin's time, it became known as Coffin Island by the 1817s after Peleg Coffin, one of the founding settlers in Liverpool and a large landowner on the island.
Prophetic words! A hundred and eighty seven years later the successor to the lighthouse that Perkins helped found, standing on the fifth oldest lighthouse site in all of Nova Scotia, is on the edge of succumbing to the sea which has eroded up to it and around it. 1/8 of the base is undermined. The Canadian Coast Guard plans to replace the light with a buoy and has proposed demolishing the tower as a safety hazard. It is feared that the light will topple in a winter storm. The newly formed Coffin Island Lighthouse Heritage Society has won a one year reprieve on demolition to give time to find a way to save the tower and protect its site.

Liverpool where history remains alive

Monday, 2 May 2011

Why Liverpool??

"Why retire or semi-retire in Liverpool".  Liverpool offers an old fashioned lifestyle where one knows their neighbours, where it is safe for the children to play, where the tree lined streets cast dappled patterns on the beautiful Victorian homes and shops of the 18th century and where there is a tranquility in the air.   Liverpool reminds many of us, each in different ways, of a place from our childhood with a soft, slow paced, secure feel to it. Our  local radio station QCCR  99.9FM plays music from the 40s. 50s and 60s.  Nova Scotia has often been likened to the islands of New Zealand (aside from the dialect); with its slow pace, a love of oldies music and a very similar climate. So for those of you who do not want to travel half the way around the world to see New Zealand you can soak up the flavour here. 
Many young people are anxious to leave Liverpool, for the faster lifestyle and employment opportunities, but one is not surprised to discover that they return as they grow, for visits, then very soon, many of them, return to this very town to open a little business of their own or simply retire, with a good book or fishing rod in hand and the sound of the sea in their ears.  Liverpool, is very much apart from most of the touristy spots in Nova Scotia, although we do attract tourists in the summer months plus Liverpool serves the large Queens County population with its shops and stores that are open year around.
Liverpool is often regarded as the "banana belt" of Nova Scotia where we experience 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. Our many beautifully white sandy beaches welcomes your arrival. But don't be disappointed if you find that you are alone with the stones, the sand, the  sun and the sea.
It is very peaceful here in Liverpool where the Mersey River quietly glides through the town, as it rises and falls with the tides, and where it rushes along to merge with the sea.

She's Called Nova Scotia:  http://youtu.be/2krP7HQMGgo  
One visit and you will also be hooked

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Canada's Ocean Playground

It is no wonder that Nova Scotia is called Canada's Ocean Playground with its 1500 miles of coast line.  Enjoying life close to the ocean is what brings so many people to Nova Scotia but it is the quality of life, casual pace and breath taking beauty that keeps them here.
The Bay of Fundy is one of the many seaside attractions in Nova Scotia and it is the body of water that separates Nova Scotia from New Brunswick and has the highest tides in the world. To view the dramatic changes in these tides the Fundy Bay is but an hour or so drive away; but take your time as you travel across the breathtakingly beautiful Annapolis Valley before arriving at the ocean where one can enjoy a variety of seafood dinners in one of the many seaside restaurants while the tide changes from going one way to the other.

Liverpool is situated within 10 minutes of five beaches: Summerville Beach, White Point Beach, Beach Meadows Beach, Eagle Head Beach and Hunts Point Beach, and ten minutes from the challenging surf on Western Head.

Liverpool where the tranquil sound of the Atlantic laps the shores of our endless beaches.