Canada is blessed with a bounty of natural diversity; from the glacial glory in the farthest reaches of the north, to the fruitful soil of the south, to the life-giving waterways located in between. For centuries, Canadians have embraced this bounty; building upon nature's foundations. The result is countless attractions that draw millions of visitors to various parts of the country each year.
Signal Hill, Newfoundland
Overlooking the city of St. John's, Newfoundland, Signal Hill is a National Historic Site and a major tourist attraction. Of importance for many centuries, Signal Hill was the key to the defence of the harbour from before 1696, when the tower fell to the French and the final American battle of the Seven Years War in 1762. It was from Signal Hill's most visible landmark - Cabot Tower - that Guglielmo Marconi received the world's first trans-Atlantic wireless signal on December 12, 1901.
About the Stamp
This stamp featured in the Tourist Attractions set was designed by Bradbury Design of Regina, and a total of nine photographers supplied images capturing the essence of each attraction. Award-winning design principal Catharine Bradbury and associate designer Jennifer Hood saw this project as a means of promoting the beauty and diversity of Canadian tourist attractions to American and international communities.