Corner Brook Civic Centre

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Corner Brook Civic Centre

1 Canada Games Place
Corner Brook, Newfoundland A2H 6C9

Contact: Allison Rowe, Events Coordinator
Tel: 709-637-1259
Fax: 709-637-1573
Click here to email Allison Rowe

Regional Office Locations & Details

At the heart of the City of Corner Brook, the Corner Brook Civic Centre is nestled between the scenic Bay of Islands and the Humber Valley. As the commercial hub of Western Newfoundland, Corner Brook is both the perfect place for all of your event and convention needs as well as an ideal adventure tourism destination located just a hop, skip and a jump from Gros Morne National Park and Marble Mountain Ski Resort. The City has a thriving arts and festival scene and is a sport tourism hot spot year round!

Company Description/Details

The Corner Brook Civic Centre is a modern multipurpose events and recreation facility – one of the largest in the province. A hive of community activity hosting a wide variety of concerts, conventions, trade shows, fairs, weddings, sports, recreation and special events, it is comprised of two arenas, a walking track, 7 conference rooms, and a large multipurpose court. Since opening in 1997, it has become Western Newfoundland’s premier event facility and was the prime venue for the 1999 Canada Winter Games and the 2016 Canada Winter Games Special Olympics. Surrounded by the breathtaking scenery of the Bay of Islands, the Civic Centre is the perfect combination of function and form that promises to make for a successful and memorable event!

Accommodations/Meeting Rooms/Exhibit Space Summary

Tradefloor Exhibit Space17,000
Number of Restaurants/BarsOnsite Catering & Bar Services
Number of Meeting Rooms7
Total Meeting Space12,000
Largest Meeting Room12,052
Recreational Facilities

The Civic Centre has two arenas: the Main Arena and the Kinsmen Arena. Both arenas are capable of hosting sporting events, concerts and trade shows with a standard floor space of 17,000 sq. ft. each. The Main Arena can also be expanded to a floor space of roughly 26,500 sq. ft. for larger trade shows. The Main Arena seats 3,167 people with standing room for up to 500 on the upper concourse and roughly 2000 on the floor. The Studio, a multifunction recreation and events facility, has a floor space of 12,052 sq. ft. and the attached Studio Mezzanine is 3,354 sq. ft. This space converts from sporting events to banquet and gala events as well as trade shows. The Civic Centre has on-site catering and bar services, as well as two canteens.

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“For over 3 years the Games Organizing Committee worked in close partnership with the Civic Centre staff in preparing for the much anticipated Games. During the week of the Games the Civic centre went above and beyond our expectations in meeting our needs; from the various setups and transitions from one space to another to the catering and customer service, everything went very smoothly and made for a very successful event. The various venues within the centre were efficiently set up and converted to a variety of layouts to meet our specific needs. The Civic Centre facility and staff were readily available to help with any requests we had and they demonstrated the ability to manage and deliver a major event, leaving athletes and visitors impressed across the board. This event was pivotal for the community and the level of attendance and community support was unparalleled… Based on our experience, I would highly recommend the Corner Brook Civic Centre and the City of Corner Brook as a prime location for hosting any large-scale event.”

Len Moores, Games Organizing Committee, Canada Winter Games Special Olympics 2016


“After an incredibly successful conference for the Newfoundland & Labrador Association of Fire Services, I felt that a letter to thank the City, the Civic Centre, and most importantly the staff, would be the very least we could do to express our gratitude and appreciation for the tremendous amount of work and effort that was put into our event… This is now our 52nd annual conference that we’ve planned, and personally the 6th conference that I’ve been responsible for and I cannot begin to express how much of a pleasure it was working with the Corner Brook Civic Centre, and the incredibly attentive staff working for this facility”.

Trevor Rideout, Executive Director, NL Association of Fire Services


“We have always had the utmost cooperation and assistance of the very professional and talented staff of the Civic Centre. The Centre has seen great improvements in the recent number of years and their dedication to outstanding customer service and assisting you to help you deliver a top quality product is their priority.”

Christine Cave, Convention Coordinator, Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador


“I just have to say in all my time working with different venues over the years, I’ve never been treated as well as I was by you and your staff… – you rock!”

Treshana Gosse, Regional Assistant Manager, Autism Society NL

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