Enjoy a holiday with a difference with family and friends by the Mersey River, one of the most picturesque rivers in Nova Scotia. Experience the wild romance of the Canadian wilderness, which once beckoned many a trapper and lumberjack to call this part of the world home, without abstaining from the comforts of modern living. Observe the wildlife and nature. Take a canoe trip and discover the beauty of the Mersey River area. Allow yourself to be pampered with fantastic cuisine and friendly service. Embrace the breathtaking views of the river and forest from the dining room, bedroom and terrace.


The lodge is located directly on the Mersey River near Liverpool town, southwest of Halifax, Novia Scotia.


Five attractive double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom. In addition, the lodge offers a sunroom and deck, a large living room with rustic fireplace, an outdoor fireplace for grilling, office with internet facilities and several canoes which can be used at any time.

Waterfall cottage with terrace located directly at the river. Living/sleeping quarters, bathroom and kitchen. Available to rent, full-board or self-catering.


Enjoy elegant dining in the formal dining room overlooking the spectacular Mersey River. Meals feature maritime cuisine, including salmon, and are always served with a friendly smile. The warm hospitality of the Nova Scotian people will make a lasting impression.

Best time to travel

Spring, summer and autumn are all ideal for touring, though if you wish to ski, you will naturally have to come in winter or early spring. Swimming and sunbathing is excellent in the summer months of July and August. Enjoy Indian summer from late September to mid October when you can experience an explosion of autumn colours, an abundance of wildlife, and an orchestra of sounds.

Getting there

Fly to Halifax. Mersey River Lodge is a pleasant 150 km drive south of the airport along the picturesque 'Lighthouse Route' with its ever-changing coastline and small fishing villages.


(depending on the season): from CAD 165 per night/double room incl. breakfast, CAD 125 for a single room (all prices + HST). Rent the entire lodge exclusively for either your family holiday, an adventure with friends or to celebrate something special. Waterfall-Cottage from 180 CAD plus tax.

Mersey Lodge

Mersey River Lodge

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Reservation Contact


Nicholas Whynot
Tel: 902-354-5547
Fax: 902-354-3035
2537 River Road
Box 272
Milton, Nova Scotia B0T 1P0
Email : merseylodge@vpil.ns.ca



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