So my first summer living in Newfoundland my dad came to visit me in July. I used this opportunity to hit up some tourist attractions I hadn’t had a chance to visit yet. The first one on our list: Signal Hill. I have since been to Signal Hill, whether on foot or by car, about 50 million times, and I never get tired of the views. Now that I live in downtown St John’s, Cabot Tower is my beacon home – if I’m heading towards Signal Hill, I know I’m heading in the right direction. (useful when you get as turned about and lost as I do.)
Signal Hill has some cool history to it, war stuff and the like, and was where the first transatlantic wireless transmission was received in 1901. So I’m told. If you’re into history and such, I would recommend you hit up the google and fill your boots. I like learning about the past, but the reason I return to Signal Hill so frequently is just because it’s so darn pretty. There’s a great hike up the hill, and always a rewarding view once you make it to the top.
My first trip to Signal Hill we drove up, and it was a great sunny day so we wandered around the top just taking in the sights. . .