Cupids Cove Plantation Provincial Historic Site

Newfoundland & Labrador

This working archaeological site gives visitors insights into England's first colony in Canada, which dates back to 1610. This is a cool spot for anyone to visit, but particularly if you're into archaeology; scientists have uncovered more than 135,000 artifacts here, and more are found every summer.

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