Signal Hill, St. John's

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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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  • August 16, 2017
    be sure to watch the film! informative & very well done. tells history of Signal Hill in most interesting way. stop for a coffee or hot chocolate at same location. great place to buy very, very good c...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    Great view, and saw whales from the point. Energizing walking trail up and down from Signal Hill. The 8:00 pm Signal Hill Tattoo was very well done which lasts about 45 minutes, and then going back up...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    I travelled to signal hill a few times. I even climbed up it from the battery. Such an amazing hike. Hope you get a good day because the city views are amazing. Bring your camera. If it's fogging or r...  more »
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  • April 18, 2017
    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. :-)
  • July 4, 2017
    Friendly staff, comfortable bed, great location for walking downtown, too many stairs, rooms not sound proof.
  • June 8, 2017
    A well-preserved historical site of great significance to Canada and the world.
  • July 9, 2017
    It's great for what it is - not like staying at a Sandman or Best Western - more bed and breakfast like
  • August 1, 2016
    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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Where to stay in St. John's

To appreciate the history and colorful architecture of North America's oldest colonial city, there's no better place to stay than in the city center. This popular neighborhood displays the city's iconic, brightly painted Victorian houses, with a selection of guesthouses and inns clustered around Government House. Staying just west of the city center, near the Memorial University of Newfoundland, works as a pleasant alternative, with the expansive Pippy Park right at your doorstep.
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