Pictured: Liverpool, Nova Scotia aerial view of town centre
The Region of Queens Municipality, newly rebranded as Queens Coast, is located approximately 1.5 hours south of Halifax, on Nova Scotia’s beautiful south shore.
Our rural municipality, 1000 square km in size, consists of 50 communities with a combined population of nearly 10,500. Our natural features include spectacular rivers, lakes, coastlines, and our stunning silver sand beaches.
The core population centre Liverpool, “Port of the Privateers”, is a coastal community hub once considered the 18th century capital of Privateering in British North America. Liverpool is located where the Mersey River meets the Atlantic Ocean, a traditional gathering place of the Mi’ kmaq people.
It’s the allure of our rich culture and heritage, combined with a desire to entertain, that makes us confident and proud when welcoming locals and visitors from across the world to join us for unique events and experiences that rank second to none in Nova Scotia. We are a lifestyle community.
Pictured: Queens Place Emera Centre, Liverpool, Nova Scotia
State of the art, world class facilities, a commitment to excellence in hosting and strong partnerships forged by volunteers and businesses, have enabled us to gain the reputation as a major events community.
Liverpool features two key indoor facilities, Queens Place Emera Centre (pictured above) and the historic Astor Theatre, Nova Scotia’s oldest performing arts venue. In addition, outdoor Privateer Park is an expansive, serviceable four-acre site on Liverpool’s waterfront.
Queens Place Emera Centre, celebrating its 10-year anniversary in 2021, is considered the very best of rural hosting facilities in Nova Scotia. As pristine as the day it opened in 2011 this municipal multipurpose recreation facility is the hub of regional activity. It features a full service fitness centre and studio, as well an arena with a NHL-size ice surface and 1,050 fixed seats. The arena space is conversion friendly and allows the facility to welcome up to 2,000 people for concerts, conventions and trade shows.
Pictured: Sterling Middleton, Team Canada, World Junior Curling Championships 2019
Curling fans supporting their team! World Junior Curling Championships 2019
Led by dedicated volunteers, working with not-for-profit organizations, local businesses and government partners, we host great events that are delivering amazing social experiences – resulting in lasting economic impacts. Events Liverpool is key in fulfilling the core objectives of the Queens Event Strategy.
Queens Place Emera Centre has been the featured asset in attracting events of a regional, provincial, national and worldwide nature to Queens. Significant ice events include, the National Women’s Team Fall Fest – Hockey Canada, September 2019; World Junior Curling Championships – World Curling Federation & Liverpool Championship Host Society, February 2019; Atlantic Synchro Figure Skating Championship – Skate Canada NS & Queens County Blades, November 2018; and the Canadian Junior Curling Championships – Curling Canada, January 2014. Legendary musicians have frequented our stage; the Beach Boys, Barenaked Ladies, Tom Cochrane, Charley Pride and Brett Kissel, to name only a few!
The historic Astor Theatre, a stalwart in the local arts and culture community continues to welcome performers from across the world such as those of the Biennial Liverpool International Theatre Festival. The local Winds of Change theatre company has produced numerous memorable and sold out performances at the theatre, including Rock of Ages, Les Miserables and Jesus Christ Superstar. Across Queens, we are proud of our many local signature events. Check out our Events Liverpool – Resume.
National Team Women, Hockey Canada play Jr. A Pictou Weeks Crushers, Fall Fest 2019
Brett Kissel performs at Queens Place Emera Centre, April 2019
For rewarding experiences as a participant, spectator or visitor, for an ideal location to host your event, we know you will find it all right here in Queens.
Stay at world class accommodations such as White Point Beach Resort and Quarterdeck Resort. Onsite at Queens Place Emera Centre there is a Best Western Hotel & Conference Centre and food and beverage experiences throughout Queens Coast are numerous.
Unique experiences await you, including our many nature trails, adventures, sculpture gardens, lighthouses, quaint Main Street shops and those silver sand beaches!
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