Signal Hill, St. Johns
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Address: St. John’s, NL, Canada
Ticket Price: 4 USD
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
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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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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.
One of the greatest place to visit in St. John's. You can see the whole city from the top of the signal hill. Excellent night view. A must visit for all location for all. Enough car parking for visitors.
Excellent view and completely free - a must see if you're in St. John's! I highly recommend visiting at night - the view with all of the lights and the moon out is just breathtaking. Especially with the boats coming in and out. Wear a windbreaker - it was quite windy up there when I visited and I imagine it usually is that way. Very romantic at night as well if you're on vacation with your partner! 5 stars!
Absolutely beautiful! Every time I go home I try to get out to Signal Hill; you can never get used to that view. Great place to go for a bit of a hike or learn a bit of history. Plus the staff are very friendly.
I had gone there several times during different trips, but it was always off season before. This time, I could enjoy the small museum, and the tower, etc. And we used many of the surrounding trails, including one going towards Quidi Vidi where we picked blueberries :-) We also picked blueberries on the trail between the Queen's battery and the Visitor Centre.
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