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At the entrance to the harbour, high above the Narrows, Signal Hill National Historic Site is a popular landmark and a launching point for coastal hikes. Signal Hill was the site of St John’s harbour defences until WWII and it was from here that Marconi received the world’s first transatlantic wireless signal in 1901.
There’s no shortage of things to see and do in St John’s Newfoundland. From here you can visit the most eastern point in North America at Cape Spear, try your hand at axe throwing, zipline over Petty Harbour, take a haunted hike or learn about the province’s past at The Rooms.
For a small city, St John’s has a great food scene so make sure you try some of the local dishes at one of the city’s 100+ restaurants.
With easy access to marine and wildlife, whales and icebergs (in season), it’s easy to fall in love with St John’s.