Cupids Cove Plantation

Cupids, Newfoundland and Labrador
Archaeological Sites
322 Seaforest Dr, Cupids, NL A0A 2B0, Canada
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May 18 to October 11, 2019; 9:30AM to 5:00PM. Closed Mondays up to and including June 17
(709) 528-1413

Cupids Cove Plantation is an active archeological dig on the site of a colony established by John Guy in 1610 – the first attempt at permanent English settlement in what would become Canada. Though the colony’s existence was well known, its actual location was lost to time until archeological survey work in Cupids in 1995 revealed some promising artifacts. Excavations since then have uncovered the remains of four early 17th-century buildings and more than 135,000 artifacts – each one adding a new piece to the picture of these early settlers’ lives. One thing is clear – Canada’s first English settlers were building a community and they intended to stay.


  • Family-Friendly
  • Guided Tour
  • Parking
  • Washrooms


322 Seaforest Dr, Cupids, NL A0A 2B0, Canada
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