Liverpool Adventure Outfitters Ltd. opened in April 2003 as a small shop focused mainly on canoeing and kayaking, with a small selection of camping accessories. We had so much space that we had some tents set up inside our shop. Over the years, we have expanded to include bicycles, camping gear, clothing, accessories, and a full service bicycle repair shop. We are now bursting at the seams, and while we still have tents available for purchase, we would be hard-pressed to find a space in our shop to set any of them up!
In addition to our store, we also offer kayaking, canoeing, biking, standup paddleboarding, and multi-sport adventures on the South Shore and other locations. We continue to add to our tour offering each year, and love helping people enjoy the beautiful outdoors! Our staff are certified standup paddleboard instructors, kayaking instructors, and canoe instructors.
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Glenn is co-owner of Liverpool Adventure Outfitters Ltd, and is also our lead guide. He holds a Bachelor of Recreation degree from Dalhousie University. He began teaching swimming and canoeing while still in high school, and his love of the outdoors led him to earning many certifications since then.
Glenn has obtained Canoe Nova Scotia Level 4 Canoe; Paddle Canada Sea Kayak Level 2; Red Cross Small Craft Safety Instructor Trainer; VHF Restricted Operator Certificate (Maritime and Aeronautical); SVOP Certificate; Paddle Canada Instructor in Canoeing, Stand Up Paddleboarding, Sea Kayaking, and Canoe Tripping; Advanced Wilderness and Remote First Aid; and Nova Scotia Licensed Guide (Hunting and Fishing).
He has taken part in many nature, interpretive, and cycling programs. His experience, partnered with his knowledge of the areas he explores, is sure to make your tour or clinic an enjoyable one. In his (limited) spare time, you can probably find him flying his single engine airplane or on stage with a guitar.
Caitlin (Parlee) Nickerson
Caitlin manages the daily operations at Liverpool Adventure Outfitters. She’s been involved with the family business since we opened in 2003. She is a certified Paddle Canada Instructor in Standup Paddleboarding, and assists with our kayaking and canoeing tours. Caitlin also has her Standard First Aid and CPR, and has her National Lifeguard certification. When she’s not on the water, she can be found at the shop or in the office. In her spare time you’ll find her spending time with her son Liam and daughter Logan.
Wally is a guide with LAO who brings a tremendous amount of experience with him. Wally is a Paddle Canada Instructor in Canoeing, Kayaking, and Standup Paddleboarding, and has been a Bike Tour Guide in Atlantic Canada for over 10 years. He has completed the Yukon River Quest twice, raced marathon canoe, and has taken part in competitive adventure racing and sprint boat racing. He is also a Level II Downhill Ski Instructor and Coach, and a Nordic Ski Coach. When Wally’s not guiding, you can find him surfing, biking, paddling, or skiing.
Elizabeth is an assistant guide with LAO. She spent 16 years in the hospitality/food industry, and owned and operated her own catering business. This wealth of experience and knowledge comes in handy — Elizabeth plans menus, procures ingredients, and prepares food for our multi-day tours. She is certified in Basic Sea Kayak, Basic SUP, Intro Tandem & Solo Lake Canoe, Canoe Tripping, and has her Advanced Wilderness and Remote First Aid. “Working with LAO allows me to combine several of my favourite things – menu planning/cooking, paddling, camping, and enjoying the beautiful outdoor settings of Nova Scotia’s South Shore while meeting wonderful new people!”