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historic tower & views

up quite high and the views are worth it with another great place for photos .. read the signs & go... read more

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Beautiful hike!

Beautiful views over the ocean, very windy most days. Loved the hike, although there is a boardwalk... read more

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A tower built at the highest point of Signal Hill, to commemorate the 400th anniversary of John Cabot's discovery of Newfoundland and Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.
Signal Hill Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1A 1B2, Canada
+1 877-753-9262
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All reviews gift shop signal hill great view wireless signal main floor oldest city lots of history vantage point worth the climb hiking trails walk up john's harbour great history visiting st great walk well worth the visit great place to visit
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Reviewed yesterday

up quite high and the views are worth it with another great place for photos .. read the signs & go up into the tower

Thank DianneS522
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful views over the ocean, very windy most days. Loved the hike, although there is a boardwalk some of the way.

Thank Julie P
Reviewed 6 days ago

Incredible views of St. Johns and environs, plus out east to Cape Spear. There is a good drive from the center of St. Johns, and interesting points to observe.

Thank Jerry H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Cabot tower sits on top of Signal Hill and from this vantage point you have great views of the city. When you look east you have the vast Atlantic Ocean. It can be windy so dress appropriately.

Thank Smoltman
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure to make your way up to Signal Hill. It is worth it! On the way down stop at the Chocolate Store...yum!

Thank carole c
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing views and a beautiful spot to see out over St. John's and the coast. There are heaps of different signs with information about the history of the area and the look out is easily accessible by either walking from St. John's or by car.

Thank Fleurby12
Reviewed September 30, 2018

Loved visiting this tower. Worth the climb to see St. John's and the harbor from the top. Stop and visit the wireless displays and the gift shop also! I enjoyed my visit here!

Thank dasco474
Reviewed September 22, 2018

The history of navigation, wireless communication, fighting and winning two World Wars is all part of Newfounland, and Cabot Tower has an interesting place in all of it. Well worth spending a couple of hours here---even just for the view of everthing.

Thank 388howardh
Reviewed September 21, 2018

We climbed up even though it was misty you could see quite a bit. It was interesting seeing what they accomplished at the time in our history

Thank Pat C
Reviewed September 13, 2018

the cabot tower looks so impressive, but in side seem so small and not much to see besides all the information and to look out the window see what the saw during the war.

Thank tmwhung
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Response from Ohokannoak | Reviewed this property |
There's no cost and isn't too difficult.
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