Photo above: JP Mullowney / ©Parks Canada

This holiday poem is brought to you in collaboration with our friends at Parks Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador Tourism.


T’was the month of December and all through the town,

Like a great herd of reindeer, all were dashing around.


The malls and the streets and the shops were all hopping

People coming and going, doing their holiday shopping.


Then atop Signal Hill, there came a bright light!

A symbol of hope shining all through the night.

Photo: JP Mullowney / ©Parks Canada


Signal Hill is a place that most everyone knows

When there’s something to celebrate, it’s where everyone goes.


Friends new and old find themselves crossing paths,

Children wave with delight at ships going past.


In days gone by, maids stood there and waited,

Upon Ladies’ Lookout, a perch elevated.


When Marconi heard that first trans-Atlantic sound,

A new connection was made, without touching the ground.


Moments in history dot the landscape

And majestic vistas give a sense of escape.


Upon Cabot Tower, a star is lit

To celebrate the strength of the human spirit.


It’s a special place truly, our Signal Hill

Shine on bright star, let’s give them a thrill.

Photo: JP Mullowney / ©Parks Canada