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 talking to a group of people, outside near a coastal cannon

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.

two individuals in historic military uniform holding a historic musket.

Fire a historic musket

Step back in time and experience life in service protecting Newfoundland, in our Defenders of the Narrows program.

two people leaning on a concreate wall, overlooking the ocean,  with glasses of beer in their hands.

Ales and tales

Take a tour through the military operations of Signal Hill and end the experience with a beer sampling and pub meal at Quidi Vidi Brewery.

Things to do

Sea birds Bird watching
Dogs on leash Dog walking
Geocaching Geocaching
Photo Opportunity Photography
Picnic area Picnicking
Stargazing
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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