Signal Hill is a well-known hill overlooking the beautiful downtown of St. John’s in Newfoundland & Labrador. Due to its convenient location, Signal Hill has been used since the 17th century as a base for various forts and military bases. The final battle in the seven-year war in North America was beaten on Signal Hill in 1762. The British forces were victorious over the French, whereupon the battle entered the history books under the name “The Battle of Signal Hill”.
The name “Signal Hill” was coined by Lt Colonel Amherst, the British general from this battle, as the hill was used for signal placements. Until 1960, flags and flags were used as signals in communication between sea and land forces. Therefore, the hill, previously called “The Lookout”, was renamed “Signal Hill.”
Even today military parades are celebrated there. In addition to the existing military buildings, Signal Hill offers breathtaking views of St. John’s.