Observatoire de la Capitale, Quebec City

Observatoire de la Capitale, Quebec City (must see)

On the highest floor of the Édifice Marie-Guyart building, this privileged vantage point provides a complete panoramic view of the city from a height of 221 meters. Visitors can see whole city walls and fortifications, the St. Lawrence River, the Château Frontenac, loading docks and marinas, the island of Orleans, and the countryside surrounding Quebec City.

The Capital Observatory floor is quite large and not crowded even though it's a popular tourist spot; there is information about each landmark on the touchscreen computers according to which side of the city you are viewing. There are also other interactive informational items like 3D glasses and modern chairs associated with headphones which introduce important historical figures. This observatory is definitely worth visiting.

Tip:
When you get in the building the ticket office is on the right-hand side. Then you will take an elevator up to the 31st floor where you will be greeted, and then you can go at your own pace around the top floor. They have it set up that everyone goes in one direction. Restrooms are available and kids are free, which is a big plus.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 10am-5pm

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Observatoire de la Capitale on Map

Sight Name: Observatoire de la Capitale
Sight Location: Quebec City, Canada
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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