Plan your visit

Signal Hill National Historic Site

Signal Hill rises above the city of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, separating it from the Atlantic Ocean's wind and waves. Reach the site by car or on foot, and plan to spend 1 to 3 hours. Call the Visitor Centre before you visit to ask about guided tours and other seasonal programs.

Hours of operation

Operating season and hours of operation. The grounds are accessible all year round.

How to get here

Directions including GPS coordinates, route by car, and how to get to the island of Newfoundland.


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


Download a site brochure for Signal Hill and other places to discover in the Eastern Newfoundland region.

How to get here


230 Signal Hill Road
St. John’s, NL
A1A 1B3




By air
St. John’s International Airport (YYT) serves the east coast of Newfoundland. Air Canada, WestJet, Porter, Provincial Airlines, and Air Labrador are the major airlines offering a variety of flights to St. John’s.

By ferry
Marine Atlantic operates car/passenger ferries year-round between North Sydney, Nova Scotia, and Port aux Basques on Newfoundland’s southwest coast. Ferry service between North Sydney and Argentia, on Newfoundland’s east coast, is offered from mid-June to late September. The crossing time from North Sydney to Port aux Basques is approximately 6 hours, and 11 hours from North Sydney to Argentia.

For ferry reservations, which are strongly recommended, and the most up-to-date ferry schedules and fares, please visit the Marine Atlantic website.

By car
Once in St. John’s, travel east on either Empire Avenue, Duckworth Street or Water Street until you reach Signal Hill Road. Go straight up Signal Hill Road until you arrive at the Visitor Centre, located halfway to the summit. This is where your exploration of Signal Hill National Historic Site begins.

Facilities and services

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

Red chairs

Grab a friend, go for a walk then relax and snap a selfie on one of our red chairs.

a grassy, coastal hill

Important bulletins

A list of current notices.

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