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Signal Hill National Historic Site of Canada

Facilities and Services

Visitor Interpretation Centre

Visitor Interpretation Centre

The Signal Hill Visitor Centre was re-opened to the public on Parks Day 2006. The modernized exhibit introduces the Signalman, who tells visitors the site's stories throughout the exhibits and film. Visitors are invited to learn about Signal Hill's prominent role in military and communications history. They will discover fascinating details on everything from the French attacks on St. John's in the 1600s to the Second World War, when the Hill was manned by American and Canadian soldiers. There is something for everyone at the Visitor Centre. Children and adults alike will enjoy the interactive displays and kiosks where they can send their own messages and even fire a cannon!

Bilingual service is available year round. The Visitor Centre, washrooms and Lookout Trail are wheelchair accessible. Washrooms are located in the Visitor Centre. Because of the historic architecture of Cabot Tower, it is not wheelchair accessible.

Newfoundland Chocolate Café

Newfoundland Chocolate Café

Signal Hill National Historic Site Visitor Centre is now home to the first ever Newfoundland Chocolate Café!

The Newfoundland Chocolate Café menu features freshly made Gelato, chocolate fondue, cocoa pulled pork paninis, spicy chicken mole tacos, gourmet hot chocolate and a selection of homemade pastries, cakes and brownies. Go on, treat yourself!

Signal Hill Heritage Shop 

Signal Hill Heritage Shop

In Cabot Tower, visit the Signal Hill Heritage Shop operated by the Historic Sites Association of Newfoundland and Labrador where you can purchase Newfoundland crafts, jams, souvenirs and much more. Profits from the Heritage Shop go towards cultural heritage preservation and projects in partnership with Parks Canada.