Come fire the Noon Day Gun this summer! Take part in this age-old tradition and be one of the privileged few who can claim to have fired a cannon on Signal Hill.



Every day in July and August 2019

Duration: 45 mins
Time: 12:00 pm

Registration, a minimum of 48 hours in advance, is required.
Price Parks Canada is pleased to offer free admission to our places for youth 17 and under. Regular fees still apply for experiences and services, such as guided tours, hikes and programs that are not usually included with admission.

Fee: $49.00 


The Noon Day Gun at Signal Hill goes back to at least the 19th century and now you can be part of history, setting the cannon thundering!

This quick-firing 3-pound Hotchkiss Gun was once at home aboard the HMS Calypso, where it was used for gunnery practice by the Newfoundland Royal Reserve. Today, it can be found next to Cabot Tower, firing daily during the summer to signal the hour of Noon to St. John's below.

Learn about the history and purpose of the Noon Day Gun and then step back in time to fire a real cannon.

Signal gun ready! Fire

This unique experience can be enjoyed on your own, with a friend or as a family.


By telephone: The Signal Hill Visitor Information Centre 1-709-772-5367

Special Notes:

  1. Registration, a minimum of 48 hours in advance, is required.
  2. The Signal Hill Visitor Centre is open daily 10 am to 6 pm from May 18 to October 14.
  3. Only participants aged 16 years and over can fire the gun; younger participants must have a parent or guardian with them.