Cupid's Haven is nestled in historic Cupids, Newfoundland, next door to walking trails with a beautiful view of Conception Bay and Bell Island. You can enjoy wandering streams to ocean falls and whales swimming by. You can also watch wild goats perched on the majestic landscape or hike a challenging route to or from picturesque Brigus, just next door. Shopping is close by in Bay Roberts, just a 15 minute drive away. There are also lots of local merchants and shops on Route 60 from St. John's to Carbonear.
Cupid's Haven is housed in what was originally St. Augustine's Church. Completed in 1910-1911, the existing building was built to replace the original 18th century church that was destroyed by fire. As time passed, the congregation of St. Augustine's combined with other parishes to build a new church and St. Augustine's was put up for sale. Through much planning and hard work, the building has been renovated into the masterpiece it is today. For more of the history of St. Augustine's Church, click here.
- From the Trans Canada Highway (Route 1), take Exit 31 to Route 75.
- After 1/2km, exit to Route 70 and travel for 19km.
- At the top of the hill, turn right on to Goulds Ridge Road.
- Cross over Route 60 into Cupids onto Sea Forest Drive and travel for approximately 6km.
- At the fork in the road (Burnt Head Loop), stay to the right. Cupid’s Haven is the former church at the top of the hill, located at 169 Burnt Head Loop.
If you are driving over from the "Mainland", Marine Atlantic runs a seasonal ferry between North Sydney, Nova Scotia and Argentia, Newfoundland — a one hour drive away. You can also take the ferry between North Sydney and Port-aux-Basques and witness the beauty of Newfoundland as you drive across the island towards Cupid's Haven.
If you are a modern traveller, our latitude and longtitude coordinates are 47°33'48.16"N, 53°12'0.26"W.
- Avalon Welcome to the BACCALIEU Trail for your "excursion around the bay". The term "around the bay"; has great significance in Newfoundland culture. It denotes "coming home" - peaceful living, good food and drink, great stories, and lively music - all shared with family and good friends. The Baccalieu Trail offers a pace of living and an enjoyment of life that the term implies.
- The Cupids Legacy Centre Museum
Located in Cupids, the Legacy Centre tells the story of settlement in Cupids and Newfoundland. It has many interesting exhibits and is a must-see for visitors to the area.
- Touring the Burnt
If you look at the maps, the church in the corner of the Burnt Head trail is Cupid's Haven!
- The Cupids
Colony and John Guy
A great website illustrating some of the history on John Guy and Cupids
to do in Cupids
Haven on Google Maps
Google Maps provides detailed maps as well as driving directions. From this link, you can get driving directions to Cupid's Haven from anywhere in Canada or the U.S.
Current weather conditions and a 14-day forecast for Cupids.
- Perchance Theatre at Cupids Check out a performance in our back yard!
The Local Area
- The Winterton Boat Building Museum Where you can connect with Cupids through John Guy's Indeavour. The vessel he used to sail Conception Bay.
This is an excellent resource for vacation planning, featuring information on historic sites, national and provincial parks, and other attractions.
- Marine Atlantic
Marine Atlantic's website provides ferry schedules, rates and reservations for crossings to Argentia (1 hour drive from Cupid's Haven) and Port-Aux-Basques from North Sydney, Nova Scotia.