Signal Hill, St. John's

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Historic Walking Area · Military Facility
Take a steep hike up to Signal Hill, a hilltop affording incredible views over the bay and offering an insight into the rich history of the military communications it once provided. During different times of year, the lookout provides views of whales and icebergs, which can also be enjoyed while walking the trails around the site. Examine the onsite museum detailing the work that went on here during the great Seven Years’ War. Hiking to the top isn’t essential, as you can drive, but if you choose to walk, wear sturdy footwear and consider bringing a picnic if the weather’s good; there are no refreshments available at the top. Make Signal Hill part of your personalized St. John's itinerary using our St. John's holiday builder website.
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  • Lovely view of both the city of St John's and the ocean from the top. Lots of room to walk around and explore, but also very accessible for those with limited mobility, nice that you can drive to the....  more »
  • Signal Hill is beautiful! If you are going to St. John’s I highly recommend. Stunning views over looking the city along with historical information, nearby trails and a gift shop!  more »
  • Always love visiting this spot when we're home. Can see all over the city!! Yes in the winter it's a little chilly but nothing we couldn't handle. This was my stepsons 2nd time to Newfoundland and he loved it!!
  • I have been visiting this place for more than 30 years. Every time that someone visits St. John's, I bring them there to see the view and walk around the area. It is one of the most iconic places to go in the city and is amazing. I find the place to be calming and windy. The only issue that I have with the place is the lack of parking sometimes but that is such a small problem in comparison to the overall experience.

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