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Cabot Tower, St. John's

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Observation Deck Tourist Spot
Hike across Signal Hill to reach Cabot Tower, a historic fortress overlooking the ocean. The monument was built in 1898 to honor John Cabot's discovery of Newfoundland 400 years before. The site had served as a military lookout point for centuries, and in 1902 Guglielmo Marconi received the first trans-Atlantic wireless signal here. A museum inside the tower illustrates the evolution of communication in Canada. Climb up to the top level for views over the landscape, but dress warmly due to high winds. Nearby souvenir shops sell mementos of your visit. Put Cabot Tower at the forefront of your travel plans using our St. John's vacation generator.
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  • The main landmark of Signal Hill, but not one is necessary to experiencing it. The tower has some museum pieces within and a gift shop, and it is also possible to climb to the roof. It is good, but no...  more »
  • If you want to see a historic location with nice Story boards and a great view, this is it. The view from the top of the tower makes the trip worthwhile.  more »
  • Narrow, winding stairs lead up to the terrace which offers an awesome view all around. It was a cold and windy day....the inside of the tower is heated which was a big plus. There is a little souvenir...  more »