The Town of Cupid is nestled in the Heart of Conception Bay. Eighty kilometers west of St. John’s, it boasts a landscape of historic significance. A community of 761, Cupids bears the title of the first English settlement in Canada, which was settled by John Guy, a British merchant from Bristol, England and 39 Planters in 1610. An archaeological dig-site, the Cupids Legacy Centre, a Family History Resource Centre, seascape hiking trails, and breathtaking views span Seaforest Drive, the central road through the town. Incorporated in 1965, the Municipality of Cupids on the Baccalieu Trail offers walking trails that venture through the resettled communities down in Burnt Head. See kayakers paddling through the Arch down in Noder Cove and picnic by a rambling brook; or take in a Shakespearean experience with Perchance Theatre, or the annual Cuper’s Cove Soiree in August. Cupids has something for everyone. Come see for yourself.
- Oldest English Settlement in Canada
- John Guy Monument
- Designated provincial archaeological heritage site
- Legacy Centre/Museum with artifacts from the 1600’s
- Walking trails at Spectacle Head and Burnt Head
- Beautiful harbour with an active Marina and fish plant
- Shakespearian plays performed by Perchance theatre group throughout summer