Coordinates: 47°32′52″N 53°13′28″W / 47.5478°N 53.2244°W / 47.5478; -53.2244
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Official seal of Cupids
Cupids is located in Newfoundland
Location of Cupids in Newfoundland
Coordinates: 47°32′52″N 53°13′28″W / 47.5478°N 53.2244°W / 47.5478; -53.2244
Country Canada
Province Newfoundland and Labrador
 • MayorCarl Butler
 • Land11.02 km2 (4.25 sq mi)
 • Total699
Time zoneUTC-3:30 (Newfoundland Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-2:30 (Newfoundland Daylight)
Area code709
Highways Route 60
Route 70
Route 71

Cupids is a town of 699 people (per the 2021 Census[2]) on Conception Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It has also been known as Coopers, Copers Cove, Cupers Cove, and Cuperts. It is the oldest continuously settled official British colony in Canada. Cupids is believed to be the site of the first child born of European parents in the country.[3] The town was established by Englishman John Guy in 1610.[3]

In November 2009, the community was visited by The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall. In August 2010, the community was visited by many people from around the world to celebrate the Cupids 400th anniversary, including Canadian Governor General Michaëlle Jean. On August 17, 2010, Canada Post released a commemorative stamp in honour of the founding of the community.[4]

2010 also saw the opening of the Cupids Legacy Centre. This facility includes a world class museum, archeology lab, Faerie Garden, Family History archive, Legacy Hall (a modern 2000 square foot open space), and a spacious boardroom.


In the 2021 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, Cupids had a population of 699 living in 325 of its 428 total private dwellings, a change of -5.9% from its 2016 population of 743. With a land area of 10.86 km2 (4.19 sq mi), it had a population density of 64.4/km2 (166.7/sq mi) in 2021.[2]

Arts and culture[edit]

Cupids is home to Perchance Theatre.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census: Cupids, Town [Census subdivision], Newfoundland and Labrador". Statistics Canada. 8 February 2017. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "Population and dwelling counts: Canada, provinces and territories, census divisions and census subdivisions (municipalities), Newfoundland and Labrador". Statistics Canada. February 9, 2022. Retrieved March 15, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Cupids, Canada's Oldest British Colony". Archived from the original on 2009-09-03. Retrieved 2010-06-29.
  4. ^ Canada Post, Details/en détail, vol. 19, no. 3 (July to September 2010), p. 17.
  5. ^ "Perchance Theatre - Cupids". Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada – Official Tourism Website. Retrieved 2018-03-23.

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