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Signal Hill, St. John's

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Historic Walking Area Military Facility
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.
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  • Visited the hill on July 5, 2017. Fantastic to be able to view a piece of Canadian History. As an added bonus we were able to video three humpback feeding along the shoreline.  more »
  • It was a lovely day for a hike up to Signal Hill. Lots of historic information, and we could spot many whales right off the shore!  more »
  • Walked up the scenic route on a beautiful day .. was a great experience. It is a good walk and climb which might be difficult for some. The views along the way are are a photographers dream. At the st...  more »
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  • Great rooms, clean and modern. Comfortable place to spend your down time. Their minor challenge is sometimes parking. I have stayed here repeatedly over the last few years and only once did I have inconvenient parking. I just have to set my alarm to get me up in time for their breakfast. The one time I managed to make it out of bed before 930 am I really enjoyed it. :-)
  • Friendly staff, comfortable bed, great location for walking downtown, too many stairs, rooms not sound proof.
  • A well-preserved historical site of great significance to Canada and the world.
  • It's great for what it is - not like staying at a Sandman or Best Western - more bed and breakfast like
  • The room I had was small, but there was a nice common area. Good access to the main Street shops and signal hill.

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