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Signal Hill

Signal Hill Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1A 1B2, Canada
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A hill overlooking St. John's Harbor which has been given "National Historic Site" status.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Signal Hill Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1A 1B2, Canada
+1 709-772-5367
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Reviewed 6 days ago

St Johns, and the surrounding areas are not to be missed. We booked our tour with McCarthy's Party, and it was a complete and fascinating itinerary.

Thank Mumsy7711
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

As you are top of the hill you can see why people thought the world was flat. It's just ocean till the curve of the earth takes over. Be prepared for wind and weather but we lucked out on a perfect day!

Thank David M
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Took taxi up the hill and walked down leasurely. Well preserved area with great explanations. Must do when in St. John!

Thank Truus B
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

See my review on Cape Spear for my incredulous comments on Parks Canada not extending hours for sites during Canada 150. That said, Signal Hill is worth a visit as the view and scenery are stunning. Cabot tower has an interesting exhibit on Marconi as...More

Thank nielsensmith
Reviewed 6 days ago

Hike right from downtown St. John's is highly recommended - it's not too difficult, bring water and dress in layers with good shoes. Views are amazing, great to stop and just absorb the true beauty of this place. Abundance of blueberry's all over the hill,...More

Thank Beacher66
Reviewed 6 days ago

Good place to brush up on history and great views of the Narrows, and the city. Looking toward Cape Spear in June, you may just be lucky enough to spy a few icebergs and whales, if you came by car, continue to Cape Spear, stop...More

Thank Dogrose17
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's Beautiful, go in the fall and collect blueberries which are spread like a free buffet alongside the cliffs.

Thank DomSan
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great view! A must see when you visit Saint John's. 👍😀 It can get windy and cool up there... we were lucky to visit on a very warm day. Might be a good idea to bring a jacket along.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed this national historical site immensely. The trail from the visitor centre (closed) parking lot is worth the time for beautiful vistas of St. John's harbour and the city. It's well maintained but steep in places and a challenge. Historical plaques along the way and...More

Thank Marcia F
Reviewed 1 week ago

Couldn't get a trip here during our stay (the only company running the trip that afternoon had a broken down bus!), so hired a taxi for 2 hours to see this and Cape Spear Lighthouse - worked out as cheap for two as trip prices,...More

Thank Lynne A
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Response from Donna H | Reviewed this property |
As far as I'm concerned, Signal Hill is a must for the view. The Rooms was good, but exhausting to see it all and if you're not into museums, don't go if you only have 4 days. We took an O'Brien's Bay Bulls boat tour and... More
10 April 2017|
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Response from BLWScott | Reviewed this property |
The tattoo is only on certain days and times. It wasn't on when I was visiting but I would look on their website. I would say no seating - it's in a field. I doubt there are reservations.