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“A view like no other” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Signal Hill

Signal Hill
Signal Hill Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador A1A 1B2, Canada
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Ranked #1 of 85 things to do in St. John's
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Owner description: A hill overlooking St. John's Harbor which has been given "National Historic Site" status.
Calgary, Canada
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“A view like no other”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

You look out over open ocean on one side and over the city on the other side. You can see whales when in season and also a great place to view icebergs. Dress warm because it is always windy.

Visited August 2012
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Oakville, Canada
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“The Hill!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012

We walked up from our B&B on a cloudy day. It was SUPER windy when we got up there, but such an amazing historical site. Read all the little boards and hit up the visitor center if you can. It's fascinating when you look at Canadian history. I had no idea that St. John's played such an integral role in Canada and switched hands with the french so many times!

Visited October 2012
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Auckland, New Zealand
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“Bring your Thermals & a Brollie”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Wind and Rain with a touch of cold windy sunshine is what you will encounter as you battle your way to the gift and information area.

Great view regardless of the weather, and worth a read up on Maconi inside...out of the wind...

Visited October 2012
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Doha
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“Worth Checking Out!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

Great views and a alot of history! We really enjoyed our visit here. Check the weather forecast before you go. It was foggy the day we arrived and waited for the first clear day, glad we did!

Visited August 2012
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Toronto, Canada
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“Go early morning or midday”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Signal Hill is a great place to drive up and look out over the ocean, or look back over all of St. John's. I did not enter Cabot Tower. I went late afternoon, so the sun was right my eyes as I tried looking out over St. John's and the harbour so, if you're after some good photos, go earlier.

The small tourist stop on the way up to Signal Hill is nothing special. There is a small snack counter, some seats, and stuff. At the back is some kind of small historical exhibit, but you cannot just walk in... they expect several dollars for the luxury of doing so. I skipped it.

Also, watch out for joggers going up and down the Hill.

Visited September 2012
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