Trip Planner:   Canada  /  Newfoundland and Labrador  /  Newfoundland  /  St. John's  /  Historic Sites  /  Signal Hill

Signal Hill, St. John's

(4.4/5 based on 2,000+ reviews on the web)
Take a steep hike up to Signal Hill, a hilltop affording incredible views over the bay and offering an insight into the rich history of the military communications it once provided. During different times of year, the lookout provides views of whales and icebergs, which can also be enjoyed while walking the trails around the site. Examine the onsite museum detailing the work that went on here during the great Seven Years’ War. Hiking to the top isn’t essential, as you can drive, but if you choose to walk, wear sturdy footwear and consider bringing a picnic if the weather’s good; there are no refreshments available at the top. To visit Signal Hill on your trip to St. John's, use our St. John's trip itinerary builder.
Create a full St. John's itinerary
map

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

7 days in St. John's BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM CANADA July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM CANADA September, outdoors, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Canada BY A USER FROM CANADA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in St. John's BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM CANADA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM CANADA June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM CANADA June, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: June, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 9 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM CANADA July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 10 days in Newfoundland BY A USER FROM CANADA June, teens, outdoors, beaches, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, outdoors, beaches, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Absolutely worth a hike. We walked all the way up and down and it was great. We got stuck in St. Johns because of the big amounts of ice so that our ship couldn't get in. We needed something to do to ...  more »
  • Signal Hill is one of my favourite places to visit in Newfoundland. The view never gets old. It's spectacular. Truly a must see.  more »
  • Cabot Tower the site of the first Trans Atlantic wireless message, offers a stunning view of the old port of St. John's. St. John's is one of the oldest cities in North America. This most easterly cit...  more »
Google
  • The room I had was small, but there was a nice common area. Good access to the main Street shops and signal hill.
  • Room is good size and clean. Window AC is noisy. You'd better going out for breakfast.
  • This place is nice enough - newer furniture and renovations. But it is side-by-side condos awkwardly renovated into hotel rooms that are essentially bedrooms in separate self-contained units. One room on the main floor, two on the top floor, with a shared kitchen/dining/living room space in between. This is a very uncomfortably setting unless you know the people in the other rooms, which was not the case for me. I ended up spending all my time in my room, which does not have the space like a regular hotel room (again, think condo bedroom). The daytime staff was great, but the evening person was unable to help me with any of my requests, particularly pertaining to restaurants and food delivery. Information in the room said a list of options were available, but this was missing from my room, and the staff had no idea if one ever existed. This is important, since you are stuck in a residential area with no dining options, save for a small local grocery store that closes early. Although downtown is within walking distance (albeit not a pleasant walk if the weather is bad), this is not the ideal setup for someone looking for a regular hotel room and experience. This was not a great scenario since there is no restaurant on site. This works better if you and family members or a large group of friends are visiting, have a car and can take over an entire unit. The kitchen has a large fridge, stove, microwave, dishwasher, so you can save on dining out. While it was OK, I would probably not return.
  • Nice rooms
  • Neat place with great rooms!