Ideally located on Highway 103, Fisherman's Memorial Highway, Queens County is 90 minutes from Halifax or Yarmouth on Nova Scotia’s South Shore. Many of our communities are but minutes from this major provincial roadway. Old Highway 3 now handles local and scenic route traffic. Part of the “Lighthouse Route” the 3 provides a beautiful drive from Halifax to Yarmouth, showcasing Nova Scotia’s coastal beauty, villages, and numerous lighthouses. The Kejimkujik Scenic Drive, Highway 8, joins Liverpool to Annapolis Royal, going through the picturesque communities of Milton, Middlefield, and Caledonia. Along the way one will also find Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute and several Provincial Park Sites.
Citizens of the Region of Queens Municipality are represented by seven councillors and a mayor. Councillors are elected every four years and serve the needs and interests of all residents, regardless of district. The Mayor is elected to represent the whole of the Region.
To offer as a member of Council or as Mayor, a person must:
- be eighteen years of age at the time of nomination;
- be a resident of Queens for more than six months prior to nomination day;
- be current with their rates and taxes with the Municipality;
- not be disqualified under the Municipal Elections Act.
For more information on our current Mayor and Council as well as district boundaries, visit our Council page.
Our climate is one of the most moderate in Canada, as we are warmed by the Atlantic Ocean and often miss those storms that hit the rest of the province. Slightly inland, Liverpool lies on the mouth of Mersey River and is well protected by Liverpool Bay, which regulates the temperature making it neither too cold nor too warm. Overall the climate of Queens County is considered humid temperate. Lakes make up 13% of our total area and we enjoy 220km of coastline. Snowfall is heavier inland than along the coast.