Just recently, the Region of Queen’s mayor, John Leefe, appealed to Paul McCartney to come to Liverpool, Nova Scotia for a quick trip and the former-Beatle could see his hometown’s namesake and sip beer overlooking a river named after Sir Paul’s famous Mersey. And although this never transpired maybe Paul will slip in at a later date when he has more time.
Here are my favorite reasons to visit Liverpool:
- Authentic Architecture: Many historic towns are restored to their former glory through excavating and following old plans. Liverpool doesn’t need to do this. The town has these old places in great abundance representing the 1700’s, 1800’s and prosperous early 1900’s when Liverpool was a prominent ship-building community.
- Beaches: Nowhere else in Nova Scotia can you find as many beaches within a 15 miles radius as around Liverpool.
- Fort Point Ligthhouse: One of the last great, working lighthouses in Nova Scotia the Fort Point light is also a museum.
- Simeon Perkins Museum: In the days of the privateers Simeon Perkins was a leader in outfitting privateer vessels and his original home along with artifacts is on display.
- Privateer Days: Usually around July 1st, this festival features pirates and a running gun battle with the King’s Orange Rangers and Liverpool privateers versus American privateers and pirates. Great action!
- Rossignol Cultural Centre: This is a celebration of history including aboriginal life, as well as having a very interesting outhouse museum.
- Sherman Hines Museum: View the photographs of one of the world’s finest photographers.
- White Point Beach Resort: One of eastern Canada’s top resorts with a full compliment of surfing, bike and kayak rentals.
- World Class Artists: Painter Roger Savage and folk artist Joe Winters lead a group of premier artists who sell their art all over the world.
In addition, Liverpool was the home of Thomas Raddall, one of Canada’s greatest fiction authors with books like “His Majesty’s Yankees”and “Hangman’s Beach.”