Openings and services differ across the country. Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Important information about your visit to Signal Hill

To lower the risks associated with COVID-19, visitors to Signal Hill National Historic Site are asked to be cautious and conservative in their use of the site, to observe travel restrictions, adhere to site closures and to respect the guidance of public health authorities.

What’s open as of September 6, 2020


  • Lower parking lot
  • Upper parking lot
  • Visitor Centre (including washrooms and exhibit) - Wednesday to Sunday, 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • Cabot Tower - First floor including the Historic Sites Association Gift Shop, Sunday to Thursday, 10:00 am to 5:30 pm and Friday to Saturday, 10:00 am to 6:30 pm


  • North Head Trail
  • Ladies' Lookout Trail
  • Gibbett Hill Trail
  • Centre to Citadel Trail
  • Burma Road Trail
What’s closed as of September 6, 2020
  • Queen's Battery Barracks
  • Cabot Tower - top two floors and the viewing deck
  • All interpretation programming, events and group activities
  • Newfoundland Chocolate Company Café
Your safety when visiting
  • Non-medical masks or face coverings are mandatory in all indoor, public spaces in Newfoundland and Labrador.
  • Maintain social distance of two metres from others even when outdoors.
  • Wash your hands often, or use alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 per cent alcohol, and avoid sharing supplies with others.
  • Avoid unnecessary contact with surfaces that are often touched, such as doorknobs and handrails.
  • Some areas and facilities remain closed to the public. Please respect all on site signage and barriers, as well as the directional signage for trail use.
  • Do not venture too close to the edge of cliffs, scale rock faces, or climb or sit on wall ledges.

Stay informed