The arena was built in 1997 and was one of the main venues used when the city of Corner Brook hosted the 1999 Canada Games.
Corner Brook is home to the Corner Brook Pulp & Paper Mill (owned by Kruger Inc.), which is a major employer for the region.
The city has the largest regional hospital in western Newfoundland.
The city is accessed by air services at Stephenville International Airport, 65 km (40 mi) southwest, and Deer Lake Regional Airport, 55 km (34 mi) northeast.
Corner Brook Transit is a privately operated local bus service.
It is located on the same latitude as Gaspé, Quebec, a city of similar size and landscape on the other side of the Gulf of St. Corner Brook is the most northern city in Atlantic Canada.
It is the administrative headquarters of the Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nations band government.
Hills fringe three sides of the city, which has dramatic views of the harbor and the Bay of Islands.
The town is also home to a large paper mill and a branch of Memorial University.
Corner Brook has a humid continental climate typical of most of Newfoundland. John's due to less maritime exposure, whereas winters are colder than in the provincial capital.