The health and safety of Canadians, visitors and Parks Canada team members is our top priority. We are only opening places and activities where risks can be managed, according to the advice of public health experts. For your safety, at all times, avoid all places, green spaces, day use areas and trails that are closed.

Please check the Parks Canada national information portal dedicated to COVID-19 for regular updates.

Update for June 1, 2020 - Gradual reopening of Parks Canada places

As of June 1, some Parks Canada places began a safe, gradual reopening of some outdoor areas at national parks, national historic sites and national marine conservation areas. Openings will differ across the country.

This means:

  • As of June 1, you may be able to access certain Parks Canada places near you.
  • Access to some trails, day use areas, and green spaces at some locations will be permitted.
  • Group activities and public events are suspended until further notice.
  • Highways and roadways which pass through Parks Canada places will remain open.

We will continue to deliver services critical for Canadians, including highway maintenance, fire response, dam operations and water management on historic waterways, avalanche control, among others.

You are encouraged to purchase a Discovery Pass online before your visit as admission fees may be collected at the Parks Canada place you plan to visit.

Update for June 17, 2020 - Camping resumption

Starting June 22, 2020, Parks Canada will begin to offer some camping services at select national parks and national historic sites across the country. Initially, camping will be available only to visitors with existing reservations. Parks Canada will gradually begin to accept new online reservations for some campgrounds over the coming weeks.

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 June 1, 2020
  • Roadway
  • Lower parking lot
  • Upper parking lot
  • Fort York lookout
  • North Head Trail - one-way pedestrian use starting from the upper parking lot
  • Ladies' Lookout Trail - one-way pedestrian use starting from the Burma Road Trail
  • Gibbett Hill Trail - regular two-way use
  • Centre to Citadel Trail - regular two-way use from Visitor Centre to Queen's Battery Barracks; one-way pedestrian use starting from Queen's Battery Barracks to Cabot Tower
  • Burma Road Trail - regular two-way use
Map of Trails at Signal Hill National Historic Site - updated June 1, 2020
What’s closed as of June 1, 2020
  • Visitor Centre
  • Newfoundland Chocolate Company Café
  • Queen's Battery Barracks
  • Cabot Tower
  • Historic Sites Association Gift Shop
  • All interpretation programming, events and group activities
Your safety when visiting
  • 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