Trip Planner:   Canada  /  Newfoundland and Labrador  /  Newfoundland  /  St. John's  /  Sightseeing  /  Cabot Tower

Cabot Tower, St. John's

(4.4/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
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.
map
Create a full St. John's itinerary

Plan your trip to St. John's

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in St. John's by other users

13 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 10 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, beaches, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 15 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM CANADA July, outdoors, historic sites, slow & easy, popular PREFERENCES: July, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Slow & easy 9 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 16 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM CANADA July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 13 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM CANADA October, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: October, culture, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 15 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Newfoundland and Labrador BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • A must for visitors to see the city and the Atlantic. The view is great morning noon or night and especially so for sunrise or sunset.  more »
  • We often go to this free tourist site. See the colorful city of St. John's with a view of the narrows and harbour also a view of Cape Spear. Keep in mind St. John's is the windiest city. Get a shoppin...  more »
  • You can see the whole city lit up at night and in the day you can visit the inside and all the history. Visiting the oldest city in North America is amazing.  more »