Activities and experiences

Signal Hill National Historic Site

Listen for the boom of cannon fire as you journey back to when British and French forces vied for strategic control over the harbour. See where Guglielmo Marconi received the world's first transatlantic wireless signal and explore the iconic Cabot Tower. Enjoy coastal hikes and take in soul-stirring views of St. John's and the Atlantic Ocean.

a Parks Canada employee giving a theatrical tour to two people on a coastal hill

Take a guided history tour

Let our guides take you on a journey through the human side of this remarkable place through stories that are just as impressive as the views.

close up of a person in a historic military uniform loading a historic musket

Fire a historic musket

Experience life in service protecting Newfoundland, in our Defenders of the Narrows program.

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

Fire the noon day gun

Learn about the history and purpose of the noon day gun and then step back in time to fire a real cannon.

Things to do

Sea birds Bird watching
Dogs on leash Dog walking
Geocaching Geocaching
Photo Opportunity Photography
Picnic area Picnicking
Interpretation Tours and programs
Wildlife viewing Whale watching

Services and amenities

Accessible Facilities Accessible services
Electric car charging station Electric car charging
Bus parking Bus parking
Gift Shop Gift shop
Information Information
Lookout Lookout
Parking Parking
Picnic area Picnic area
Coffee shop Restaurant or café
Restrooms Restrooms
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