As St. John’s most popular landmark, Signal Hill recalls the town’s historic past and communications triumph, as well as offering coastal hikes and colourful performances against sweeping views overlooking the Atlantic. Signal Hill was the site of St. John’s harbour defences from the 17th century to the Second World War and where Guglielmo Marconi received the world’s first transatlantic wireless signal in 1901.

Featured things to do

Fire the Noon Day Gun

Come fire the Noon Day gun this summer! Book this special program and be part of the privileged few who can claim to have fired a cannon on Signal Hill.

Signal Hill Tattoo

Experience the pride and solemn power of Newfoundland military past through its history of music, maneuvers and pageantry.

Take a Hike

There are several hiking trails at Signal Hill National Historic Site, all of which boast panoramic views and captivating scenery.

The Rideau Canal in Ottawa and the lockage permit

Your free pass to discovery

Celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary at Parks Canada’s historic canals.

Get your free 2017 seasonal lockage permit

Canada 150

Hours of operation

June 1st to September 4th, 2017
Every day, from 10am to 6pm

Complete schedule


Free admission in 2017. Other fees still apply.
Detailed fees list

Contact us

Telephone: 709-772-5367