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. Make Signal Hill part of your personalized St. John's itinerary using our St. John's holiday builder website .
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  • We found ourselves at this sight while exploring the city, you get a really good view of the harbour from here. Unfortunately be didn't quite make it to the top as it was so windy and getting late we ...  more »
  • Great day on the hill. A little cool and windy, but it is Nov. lots of people around. Great views of the sea, harbour and city. Walking not too bad, wear comfortable shoes.  more »
  • The views are great. We went at sunset. But in the winter months they shut a lot of things down including the top floor of the building. Worth a visit but not more than 30 minutes or so unless you sta...  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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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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