Heart's Content Cable Station Provincial Historic Site


Experience a time when information could travel from Europe to North America no faster than the ship that carried it. Learn what a difference it made when the transatlantic telegraph cable transferred that information almost instantaneously.

After the failure of two earlier attempts, a permanent transatlantic telegraph cable was landed in 1866. See the equipment and displays explaining role Heart's Content played in communication for almost 100 years.


Season: June 1 - June - Oct, Call for dates 800-563-6353

Facilities and Services: Interpreters in period clothing, guided tours, gift shop and public washrooms.

Location: Route 80, Hearts Content

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 8700
St. John's, NL,
A1B 4J6

Telephone: 709-583-2160

Fax: 709-583-2373

Off Season Telephone: 709-729-0592

Off Season Fax: 709-729-0870

How to get here:

Driving from St. John's (approx 1 1/2 hours):
1.Trans Canada Highway (Route 1 West) Take Exit 28
2.North on Highway 80 for 75 km
3.The cable station is on the main road through the town of Heart's Content




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