With an inventory of over 65 indoor and outdoor venues and an impressive resume of events hosted, Queens boasts the capacity to host sporting and cultural events alike. To learn more about the Events Liverpool attraction strategy, please call 902-354-5741 or 1 (800) 655-5741.
Liverpool Bay is an ice-free port, with close proximity to the open ocean and a fully functional industrial dock is available at Port Mersey Commercial Park.
The Brooklyn Marina provides boaters with a warm welcome, marina slips, water and power hookups, showers, wireless internet and the famous Marina Canteena.
There are several Harbour Authorities in the area:
- Harbour Authority of Brooklyn
- Harbour Authority of East Port L'Hebert
- Harbour Authority of Hunts Point
- Harbour Authority of Moose Harbour
- Harbour Authority of Port Mouton
Port facilities in Halifax and Yarmouth are only 90 minutes away, while Digby's port facilit is two hours away.
The Port of Halifax, also an ice-free port, enjoys minimal tides and no currents. It is the only port on the east coast that can handle fully laden post-Panamax container ships with a high labour productivity of 25 lifts per hour on average. Halifax is one day closer to southeast Asia than any other North American east coast container port.
Nova Scotia Power (NSPI) provides electricity in Region of Queens Municipality.
NSPI is a vertically integrated electric utility. They are present in all aspects of the electricity supply chain in Nova Scotia - generation, transmission, and distribution. Electricity is generated from local, imported, and renewable fuels, and transport it through transmission lines so it can be distributed via smaller lines in local areas throughout the province. NSPI holds a near monopoly on the supply and delivery of electricity in return for an obligation to serve all customers in Nova Scotia. NSPI is working to balance the range of energy sources used, including the legislated commitment of having 40% of Nova Scotia's electricity come from renewable sources by 2020.
NSPI provides 95 percent of the generation, transmission and distribution of electricity in Nova Scotia, and serve 500,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers across the province. 1,700 dedicated, safety-focused employees help manage $4.1billion worth of generation, transmission and distribution assets and produce more than 10,000 gigawatt hours of electricity each year. Using a fuel mix including hydro, tidal, wind, coal, oil, biomass and natural gas to generate electricity. Their facilities can generate as much as 2,453 megawatts of electricity that is delivered across 32,000 km.
Queens is ideally located on highway 103, 90 minutes from Halifax and Yarmouth on Nova Scotia's South Shore. Many of our communities are but minutes from this major provincial roadway. The older Highway 3 handles local and scenic route traffic. Part of the "Lighthouse Route" from Halifax to Yarmouth, the 3 provides a beautiful drive, 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 the core of the UNESCO Southwest Nova Biosphere - Kejimkujik National Park and National Historic Site, as well as the Mersey Tobeatic Research Institute and several Provincial Parks.
Only 90 minutes away, Halifax Stanfield International Airport (YHZ) serves Nova Scotia and the neighbouring Maritime provinces. Operated by the Halifax International Airport Authority (HIAA) since 2000, the airport forms part of the National Airports System. It is the 7th busiest airport in Canada for passenger traffic and is a regular winner of passenger satisfaction awards.
The South Shore Regional Airport (CYAU) is located in Greenfield, Queens County, approximately 23km (14.5mi) north of Liverpool. Operated by the South Shore Flying Club, CYAU is classified as a local commercial airport with a single paved runway 3,937 feet long and 75 feet wide. Ample tie-downs are available for light aircraft. Small business and recreational aircraft are welcome to use this facility. Flight planning is via Halifax, by calling 1 (800) 876-4693 or by visiting the Nav Canada website. For further details on our airport, please contact the South Shore Flying Club at 902-350-0022.
Queens is up to speed - high speed. In more populated areas, businesses can choose between Eastlink and Bell Aliant High Speed Service, or Bell Aliant Fibre Op Service in select communities, while those in outlying areas can access wireless broadband from Eastlink.
With our widespread internet access, there are several blogs and online communication forums for residents, providing comprehensive information on local news and events.