Liverpool, Queens County
Liverpool is located between Bridgewater and Shelburne. The community primarily occupies the west bank of the mouth of the Mersey River. Beyond Liverpool, the river widens to become an estuary called Liverpool Bay, which melds into the Atlantic Ocean. The Gulf Stream which passes just to the east of Nova Scotia provides Liverpool with a year-round temperate northern climate. Beach Meadows is a 1 km long beach to the east of Liverpool.
In late June of each year, history comes alive in Liverpool during “Privateer Days” where members of the community conduct a parade, provide various entertainment venues, re-enact a Loyalist military and privateer encampment, shoot fireworks, and conduct guided graveyard tours.Newly constructed Queens Place Emera Centre is a major, modern recreation centre that serves the entire Regional Municipality of Queens. The NHL-sized ice surface has double-sided permanent seating for 1000 spectators. The centre was built along with a large Best Western hotel complex to facilitate large tournaments and thus draw visitors to the area.
Museums include the Hank Snow Home Town Museum located in the former Liverpool train station, and two private museums run by Nova Scotian photographer Sherman Hines. Facing Liverpool Harbour is the Fort Point Lighthouse, the third oldest lighthouse in Nova Scotia which contains a lighthouse museum and is surrounded by a public waterfront park.