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Cabot Tower, St. John's

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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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  • Excellent view of the harbour and defensive positions built through history. Well worth the visit.Great view of whales off shore and enjoyed the night time view was exceptional.  more »
  • The Cabot Tower sits atop Signal hill and has an interesting history in communications and has a very intertwined history with St. John's. There is a limited amount of parking at the top so you may ha...  more »
  • I had no idea the significance of this tower to international communication. Well worth the visit both as a learning experience and to see the view  more »

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