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Heart's Content Cable Station

Highway 80, Heart's Content, Newfoundland and Labrador, 1 1/2 hours from St. John's.

How much time do you have?

1 hour: Tour the cable station. Talk to interpreters about working at the station and watch a film about laying the transatlantic cable in the 1860s.

3-4 hours: Tour the cable station and then head over to Bay Roberts (1/2 hour south on Route 74) to see a 1913 era Cable Building. There interactive exhibits highlight the merchant story of the area. Don't miss the Christopher Pratt Art Gallery, also located in this building.

Looking for something more in depth?

One day tour - a must for communications technology buffs:

  • Start at Signal Hill National Historic Site in St. John's - see where the first transatlantic wireless message was received in 1901.
  • Go to Admiralty House Museum & Archives in Mount Pearl just outside of St. John's. Exhibits here recreate a World War I era wireless station.
  • Visit the 1913-era Cable Building in Bay Roberts (1 hour from St. John's, north from the TransCanada on route 75)
  • Drive on to Heart's Content Cable Station (north on Route 74) for more about Newfoundland's communications story.

More to do around Heart's Content and along the Baccalieu Trail