The dictionary would define Legacy as a gift or a bequest, that is handed down, endowed or conveyed from one person to another. Signal Hill is speckled with family legacies I want to explore with you on this 60min - 6 stop tour on the way up to Cabot Tower! We meet at the Terry Fox Monument located at the base and water front of Signal Hill. We move past 3 unique homes with deep ties to Cabot Tower. Our first stop is 1/3 up Signal Hill where we explore and discuss the dedication ceremony of a city park to a local family. I will read historical letters from the provincial archives. Ill tell a tale of lore about a haunted bottomless pond as we make our way up to the top of the hill! We will reach Cabot Tower where I explain the archaeology of the previous grounds. (I'll even show you where my husband proposed!) We walk down the back side of the Tower to the Queens Battery Barracks. Home to 19th century gunners, complete with cannons! I will explain what life was like for a solider living on the hill. The tour ends at Cabot Tower Gift Shop where you will find the Newfoundland Chocolate Company!
History and learning about my surroundings is an obsession. Being deeply immersed in Canadian History and Newfoundland Culture, I have worked in Museums across Canada for nearly a decade. My goal is not to be perfect or know everything, but to give you a unique experience. My content is pulled from the archives, museums and locals. You won’t find my info on display boards around town. My personality is respectful to the content we discuss while keeping it fun and lively in between, there will be a pun or two! You are on vacation after all! My experience is different because it has small numbers which gives us an intimate atmosphere where you can connect and interact with your surroundings. I want to give you a firm understanding of Newfoundland History and a new perspective of the culture and people who live here.
This is a very unique tour to give you deep appreciation of this historic landmark. My tour will give you insight to imagine what life was like for them.
This is the most challenging walk offered in St. Johns. I have carefully planned the route for moderate fitness. Will go ahead in all weather conditions. Please dress in layers for changing weather.
Signal Hill & Cabot Tower Legacy Hike