Signal Hill National Historic Site

Explore St. John's most popular landmark beloved by visitors and locals alike for its hiking trails, stunning views, and the iconic Cabot Tower. Steeped in history, Signal Hill was the site of military battles and technological triumphs.

a set of wooden stairs leading to an ocean coastline

Hike on the edge

Trails that provide breathtaking coastal and city views.

two people exploring an exhibit

Explore the visitor centre

Where your visit to Signal Hill unfolds.

two visitors firing a large cannon, with two Parks Canada employees in historic uniform

Fire the noon day gun

Step back in time to fire a real cannon.

Visiting Signal Hill National Historic Site

Activities and experiences

Things to do, trails, tours, programs, special events.

Safety and guidelines

Weather, environment, seasonal safety.

Fees

Daily visitor fees, program fees, and more. Free admission for youth.

Plan your visit

How to get here, hours of operation, passes and permits.

About Signal Hill National Historic Site

Culture and history

Military history, communication triumphs, historic architecture, local cultural ties.

Stewardship and management

Plans and important bulletins.

Contact us

Telephone: 709-772-5367
Email: signalhill@pc.gc.ca

Hours of operation

Closed for the season.
See more details

The grounds are open year-round.

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