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“So cool!”
Review of Cabot Tower

Cabot Tower
Ranked #9 of 93 things to do in St. John's
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: 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.
Vancouver, Canada
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66 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“So cool!”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

What a cool place to visit, the views are spectacular (if the fog cooperates), we got to see icebergs, and a great view of the harbour. Just get there before the tour groups do...we lucked and were able to park all the way to the top, and were leaving as the crowds were arriving.

Visited June 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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205 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
“Visit first to get oriented”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

Guide said to go at 1100am or 3pm to see the tattoo. Highly recommended but they don't start until July 4th. I guess summer only lasts 6 weeks here. So windy that you couldn't even stand up. Don't bring small kids in the high winds which are normal. A great view and we saw icebergs in July

Visited July 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great view for watching the sunrise and icebergs”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

A must-go-to site in St. John's for great views of the city and the ocean. Reasonable hike or quick drive up (though limited parking spots at the top during busy periods). Recommend to take one early morning visit during your trip to see the sunrise over the ocean. It's also a great way to see the icebergs. There's a nice little gift shop in the tower itself if you're looking for souvenirs.

Visited June 2014
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Cobourg, Canada
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“History!”
Reviewed June 13, 2014

While up watching icebergs, it was great to see a piece of history which we had originally only seen from 'down below'!

Visited June 2014
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Vernon, Canada
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49 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Must See”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

The tower itself is no big deal - just a tourist trap - but the visit to Signal Hill is a must do. Fabulous view, great walking trails, a special place for sure.

Visited May 2014
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