Liverpool Travel Guide

  • Sign, Liverpool, Nova Scotia.
    Sign, Liverpool, Nova Scotia.
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  • Streetscene, Liverpool, Nova Scotia.
    Streetscene, Liverpool, Nova Scotia.
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  • War memorial, Liverpool, Nova Scotia.
    War memorial, Liverpool, Nova Scotia.
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Liverpool Things to Do

  • Two for the price of one.

    Close by the Fort Point lighthouse (see separate tip) I spotted a cairn style monument and, being the inquisitive (for which read nosy) that I am I went to investigate. When I looked closer I was surprised to see that the monument commemorated not one but two historical events. The first event was the arrival in Liverpool Harbour in 1604 of Pierre...

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  • A beautiful old lighthouse.

    Lighthouses seem to dominate Nova Scotia and, indeed, the other Maritime Provinces of Canada. Given the climatic conditions (in some places fog over 150 days per year), the treacherous currents, shoals etc., I suppose it is hardly surprising as these are very dangerous waters for shipping. The lighthouse, specifically of the old wooden and often...

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  • An excellent museum.

    I noticed on my travels round the Maritime Provinces of Canada just how many small museums there were. Every town and even village seems to have it's own and they are generally speaking very interesting, well-maintained and staffed by obviously enthusiastic people. The Queens County Museum in Liverpool is completely representative of the type and...

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  • Is this place haunted.

    This tip concerns the preserved home of one Simeon Perkins, judge, Assembly member and keen diarist which is adjacent to the excellent Queens County Museum in Liverpool, Nova Scotia. The building was completed in 1766 and is in a remarkable state of repair considering it is of wooden construction. It is pleasant to look at, as I hope the images...

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  • Lest we forget.

    RTeaders of many of my other pages will know that I have an interest in military graves and memorials and tend to stop and llok at / photograph them wherever possible. I also write tips here on VT for which I make no apology although some members have questioned the validity of doing this. I think it is only right and proper that we remember those...

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  • Mersey river

    The Mersey River is named after that of the River Mersey in Liverpool, England. The river proper flows from the eastern end of Eleven Mile Lake in Annapolis County southward to Kejimkujik Lake in Kejimkujik National Park, then through Lake Rossignol to empty into the Atlantic Ocean at the town of Liverpool, Nova Scotia. The river was a major...

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  • Hank Snow Museum

    Snow was born in Brooklyn, Queens County, Nova Scotia, Canada. When he was 14, he ordered his first guitar from Eaton's catalogue for $5.95, and played his first show in a church basement in Bridgewater, Nova Scotia at the age of 16. He then travelled to the nearest big city, Halifax, where he sang in local clubs and bars. We saw him years ago at...

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  • Perkins House

    Perkins House, built in 1766, offers a glimpse of life in Liverpool as it was lived in Simeon Perkins’ day, when the harbour teemed with schooners, sailors, and privateers

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  • Fort Point Lighthouse

    Fort Point Lighthouse Park can be found at the end of Main Street in Liverpool. The Lighhtouse was built in 1855 and was a harbour lighthouse. Now a museum, the Lighthouse provides an interactive interpretation of life in the lighthouse and the community. Free

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  • Astor Theater

    The Astor Theatre is proud to be the oldest performing arts venue in the province. In 2002 the Astor Theatre celebrated 100 years of entertainment on the South Shore of Nova Scotia.Built in 1902 as part of the historic Town Hall, the theatre was known as the Liverpool Opera House.This little theater always has something going on . Either live...

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  • Museum of Trapping and Mi’kmaq History

    This was an interesting Museum of Hunting, Fishing, Guidesports & Mi’kmaq History .There is a recreated Trapper’s Cabin from the 1930's and stories about famous wilderness guides, their paddles, gear, trophies and a photography collection of the past 100 years of hunting and fishing.

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  • African Animal Display

    This was the next best thing to the real thing . They had a giraffe , and a leopard , zeabra and many more.

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  • Out House Museum

    This is a part of The Rossignol M. We were surprised to learn people collect the number of outhouses they see in their travels. A couple are on displays along with tons of wall plaques. Amusing..

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  • Laing Art Gallery

    This gallery features artists from across Canada . When we were there we saw the amazing work by Laurie Swim . September 1- October 15/08 -- Laurie Swim : The Quilt as Art. Laurie did much of this work since moving back home to Nova Scotia in 2004. This galery is a part of the The Rossignol Cultural Centre

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  • Rossignol Cultural Centre

    The Rossignol Cultural Centre is is a 24,000 sq. ft. newly renovated, multi-faceted cultural centre, featuring a variety of Museums, Art Galleries, Libraries and Wildlife. Hours: Mon- Sat: 10:00-5:30 (May 15 to Oct 15)Sunday: Noon - 5:30 p.m. (July and August only)Admissions: $4 adult • $3 seniors & students • Children under 6 free

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  • Holograms

    There is a permanent display of at the S. Hines Museum holograms. The amazing three-dimensional images are a selection of visual delights from Russia, England and the United States.

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  • Print gallery

    The Print Gallery is a showplace for photographs in many styles and techniques. It is on the main floor of the Museum of S. Hines and is always changing , so you never know what you will see.

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  • Another MacAskill

    This is another one of my favorite NS photographers works . I think its called Return with the Tide. Many of the popular Peggy's Cove pictures were his as well. this is at the S. Hines Museum

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  • W.R. MacAskill

    W.R. MacAskill of Nova Scotia was world-renowned for his marine portraits including Gray Dawn and this scenic of Peggy's Cove. Many homes have at least one print of his works ( including ours ) There is an excellent collection of images and artifacts from this beloved Nova Scotian image-maker at the Sherman Hines Museum . The photgraph is of his...

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  • Sherman Hines Museum of Photography

    Sherman Hines is a famous photographer from Liverpool who made his mark in world circles . In the museum we were delighted to find comprehensive collections of images, cameras and artifacts from all of the key figures in the history of Nova Scotian photography – Dodge, Garber, Gavin, Gentzell, Hines, Knickle, MacAskill, Rogers, Sponagle, and many...

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  • Climb an old lighthouse

    I was actually just killing time while waiting for the Hank Snow Country Music Centre to open, so found myself following signs out to Fort Point Lighthouse Park.It was quite informative, with signs around the outside. The inside, the lower level, was a gift shop, and there were a combination of cutesy stuff, and some nicer gifts. Then you climb the...

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  • The Hank Snow Country Music Museum

    If you are interested in country music, and the Atlantic Canadian country music scene, in particular, then you'll find the museum quite interesting. Hank Snow was born near Liverpool, and the museum is in the old Railway Station.

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  • Graveyard Tour

    During Privateer Days (end of July), there is s graveyard tour that is fun. Tour guides take you along to tell some local history and actors pop out to sing to you, etc. It is entertaining. The oldest grave marker is dated 1761. It is interesting to see the different headstones and the different pictures on them (pointing hands, skull with wings,...

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  • Privateer Days

    Every year my home town has a festival when we celebrate what our town was built upon... privateering (a leagal form of piracy sanctioned by the Queen). People walk around in period costume (1780) and sport muskets proudly. There are a few notable things to attend: - a graveyard tour where you can learn some interesting local history- a...

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Liverpool Restaurants

  • Wonderfull fih

    We stopped here on a damp rainy day in Sept . It is a warm a cozy restuarant serving local home cooking . We loved the fish cakes and the fish and chips .

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  • Don't Think They Can Make a Bad Meal!

    Seawatch Dining Room at White Point Beach Resort has a great menu, utilising local produce, and offers something for pretty much every taste. Seafood, of course, vegetarian selections, and comfort foods that even fussy children would enjoy. The dining room, as the name implies, overlooks the ocean, and the choice tables are the ones by the windows....

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Liverpool Shopping

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    by easterntrekker Written Sep 15, 2008

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    If you don't find it in a yard sale in and around the area then maybe here at this shop.

    What to pay: You can bargain!!

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Liverpool Local Customs

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    by easterntrekker Written Sep 15, 2008

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    There are lots of markets for fresh produce around this whole area . This one just outside town was really good . And of course there's always fresh fudge. Bob and the Boys

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Liverpool Favorites

  • Quirky but fun.

    I really wasn't sure where to put this tip as it is hardly a thing to do nor even off the beaten path as they are on every major road in town. Preumably in an attempt to brighten up what is already a pretty place the good people of Liverpool have decided to paint all the fire hydrants as various figures, predominantly British redcoat soldiers...

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  • Points of Interest

    At the entrance of town you will find this map with the Points of Interest like:- Fort Point Lighthouse Park- Perkins House Museum- Queens County Museum- Sherman Hines Museum of Photography- Rossignol Cultural Centre- Hank Snow Country Music Centre

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  • TOURIST INFORMATION

    Tourist Information can be get at the local Liverpool Visitor Information Centre at the Henry Hensey Drive (after the bridge take a right).

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