Cupids Cove Plantation

Cupids, Newfoundland and Labrador, approx 1 hour from St. John's.

Imagine...the sounds of saws and the ring of hammers echoing across the cove as Canada's first English settlers put down roots...

In August 1610, Bristol merchant John Guy arrived at Cupers Cove (now Cupids) in Conception Bay, Newfoundland with a small group of colonists. By 1613, the colonists had built at least sixteen structures, including a fort, a sawmill, gristmill and a brew house.

Every summer, archeologists working the dig site at Cupids Cove Plantation reveal more and more about the lives of these colonists - Canada's first English settlers. Come and see what they've found today...

Cupids Cove Plantation Provincial Historic Site is operated by the Baccalieu Trail Heritage Corporation.

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