The Region of Queens is anchored by Liverpool, a picturesque, maritime town with a population just over 4,000. Founded in 1759, Liverpool is an enchanting blend of rich seafaring history, quaint fishing traditions, modern conveniences and services, a thriving arts and culture scene, and numerous recreational areas, all on the shores of the spectacular Atlantic Ocean.

Known for being kind, open, and generous, Liverpudlians welcome newcomers with enthusiasm. Our Community is safe, diverse, and inclusive, featuring people from all walks of life--tradespeople, artists, entrepreneurs, young families, and retirees.


Listed below are the many benefits of living in Liverpool, Nova Scotia.

  • Only 90 minutes from the cosmopolitan city of Halifax and its international airport.
  • A variety of affordable housing, including new construction, rural properties, and beautiful historic homes.
  • Modern schools with award-winning teachers.
  • A moderate climate, with some of the sunniest weather in the Maritimes.
  • A charming downtown area featuring eclectic retail shops, restaurants, museums, and the historic Astor Theatre and Old Town Hall, the cultural centerpiece of the region.


  • Spectacular riverfront park in the heart of town that is the site of outdoor concerts, a farmer's market, the annual Privateer Days Festival, and other events.
  • Two large supermarkets, as well as access to locally grown food.
  • A diverse economy that includes companies specializing in information technology, fisheries, agriculture, and innovation.
  • A modern arena and fitness facility that is host to major concerts and other large events.


The area offers a plethora of sights to see and wilderness to explore.

Beautiful parks, extensive trails like Pine Grove, warm freshwater lakes, oceanfront and lakefront sandy beaches, and other natural recreational areas, along with easy access to nearby Kejimkujik National Park and its seaside adjunct.

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Queens County also offers:

  • World-class surfing.
  • A community-operated marina.
  • A stunning Donald Ross-designed, 9-hole, par-35 oceanside golf course nearby at White Point Beach Resort.
  • And is close to the Lunenburg UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Many talented artists, musicians, photographers, and other creative people bring the arts to life at numerous festivals and events held every year. At the heart of the arts community is the Astor Theatre, Canada's oldest continuously operating movie theatre and home to our award-winning amateur theatre company, the Winds of Change. Notable events and festivals include:

And much, much more. For a complete list of events and festivals visit the Region of Queens website and Retire To Liverpool website.

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