Signal Hill, St. Johns

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  • Address: St. John’s, NL, Canada, St. Johns
  • Timings: 24-hrs Details
  • Phone: +1-7097725367
  • Ticket Price: 4 USD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Entertainment, Family And Kids, Sports Camp, Hill
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About Signal Hill, St. Johns

Overlooking the city of St. John’s, the Signal Hill is a National Historic Site of Canada. It is a steep hill that frames the entrance on the north side of St. John’s Harbour from St. John’s Bay. Signal Hill has been a military site since the 17th century. Most importantly during World War I and World War II. Located at the highest point of Signal Hill is the Cabot Tower. It is a grand structure built of irregularly coursed red sandstone and is composed of a two storey square structure with a three storey octagonal tower that stands on the southeast corner of the building. The Cabot Tower is a Classified Federal Heritage Building.

Signal Hill Information

  • Because of the historic architecture of Cabot Tower, it is not wheelchair accessible.

Signal Hill Ticket Prices

  • For Cabot Tower: Adult (17-64): USD 3.90
  • Senior (65+): USD 3.40, Youth (6-16): USD 1.90
  • Family (upto 7 people, max. 2 adults): USD 9.80

Signal Hill Opening and Closing Hours

  • Visitor Interpretation Centre: May 21st To June 10th: 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Closed on Monday and Tuesday.
  • June 11th to September 3rd: 10 a.m to 6 p.m. daily.
  • September 4th to October 15th: 10 a.m to 6 p.m. Closed on Thursday and Friday.
  • October 16th to mid May: Closed for season
  • Cabot Tower: Mid April to May 31st: 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
  • June 1st to September 3rd: 8.30 a.m to 5 p.m.
  • September 4th to November 15th: 9 a.m to 5 p.m.
  • Mid November to Mid April: Closed.

How To reach Signal Hill by Public Transport

  • Bus stop at Duckworth Street
  • Hiring a taxi or renting a car is recommended.

Restaurants Near Signal Hill

  • Carrying snacks with you is recommended.

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Things to Know Before Visiting Signal Hill

  • 95% of people who visit St. Johns include Signal Hill in their plan

  • 69.98% of people plan their visit to Signal Hill between 07 AM - 08 AM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Signal Hill

Monday, Thursday and Sunday

92.35% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Signal Hill

People normally club together Johnson Geo Centre and Terry Fox Memorial while planning their visit to Signal Hill.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Signal Hill, St. Johns Reviews

  • Breathtaking in every single way! Such a great walk and so beautiful. A must see if in St. John’s. All trails are suitable for all ages. It’s almost always windy so it’s a great idea to tie your hair and wear good shoes. Bring you camera fully charged because you won’t want to miss any of it!

  • The north head trail is a great hike to walk or even jog. Lots of stairs up and down. From the top you end up in the battery and can continue walking into downtown, or make your way back up to catch the whole view of the city, the harbour and the endless sight of the ocean. There are also many other trails that feed off of the hill and link up all around the city. Photo of signal hill trails included; make your way to quidi vidi lake via cuckolds Cove and there are even more trails!

  • Great view of the city and harbour, highly recommend tourists visit here at least once. Be sure to bring a jacket because it is incredibly windy up there year round.

  • A national historic site we had to visit. This was especially suitable to do after we visited Cape Spear. The historical significance of this site, views and surrounding areas is really a big part of the history in the area. It also gave insight into the way communications was done way back in the day. We certainly take the way we can communicate, for granted now! There is a potential to just walk the main grounds or take the leap to do more hiking and see some of the other surrounding areas with hikes. I wish I had it in me to do but didn’t so chose to stay on the main landing and some of the nearby areas. Well worth it just to walk up and see the landscape around you. If you can get a guided tour, I would recommend it, to gain further context rather than just read through the exhibits. Parks Canada does a good job at these sites.

  • Signal Hill is favourite with locals and a must for any visitor to the city. The top of the hill offers a fantastic 360 degree view of the city, ft Amherst, cp spear and the harbour. The North head trail is well worth a go if you have a few hours to spare. Because of the topography, this area is not wheelchair accessible, but some of the best views can be enjoyed from the parking lot at the hill.

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