Observatoire de la Capitale

Observatoire de la Capitale

Observatoire de la Capitale
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Located on the 31st (and top) floor of the Marie-Guyart Building, the Observatory is the highest point in Québec City, offering a spectacular 360 degree view. It offers a new multimedia interpretation display that takes visitors on a fantastic journey through time. State-of-the-art technology in the form of interactive touch screen terminals, soundscapes, and 3D images takes travelers back through Québec City’s rich past.
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joe-chicago-23
Chesterfield, MO1,071 contributions
Oct. 2023 • Couples
Buy tickets in advance online and ride the express elevator to the 31st floor. Check in and begin your self guided tour.
In each of the 4 directions for viewing there are wall displays with historical information and computer kiosks to provide information on the scenes and buildings below. There are also videos showing winter activities in Quebec and an aerial view of Old Quebec.
Written October 11, 2023
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mromano6
Los Angeles, CA4 contributions
Jul. 2023
Impressive views and extremely helpful and enthusiastic staff. Melody answered all of our questions and made the visit exceptional. This is a great way to start your trip to get a "lay of the land" before visiting the various part of Quebec City. Yes, you need to buy your tickets in advance on your phone--do it, save time, and then enjoy the fantastic view!
Written July 11, 2023
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Anita R
Knoxville, TN115 contributions
Jun. 2023 • Couples
The view was okay, it was smoggy, but still viewable.
It’s on the 34th floor, but it was difficult to get up there. We wandered around for 10 minutes before we found security who explained we had to take the elevator and purchase tickets (which we thought were pricey for what they offered). In order to get tickets, you had to fill out a form on a Canadian computer (different keyboard). It was very confusing, the clerk was very annoying, continually chatting with another couple.
We do not recommend.
Written June 30, 2023
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hydehaven
Edmonton, Canada182 contributions
May 2023 • Solo
The views are certainly impressive. The windows are floor to ceiling and offer unobstructed views in all directions. Between the viewing areas there are multimedia shows which were not that impressive. Some of the historical information on the walls opposite the windows was interesting.

You have to book online and space is limited with only a certain number of visitors allowed each hour so book in advance. The view is worth the price of admission.
Written May 10, 2023
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AdvisorBob
Beaverton, OR2 contributions
Oct. 2021
Very unhappy with the check in process. I had to use a computer (they only have one computer for the lines of visitors) to manually type in my Name, Address, Phone Number, Email Address (twice) and then select on same computer my choice of ticket. Next I had to manually enter all my credit card information on the same computer. Hasn't this company heard of touch screens and credit card readers?
Written September 13, 2022
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Barbara A
Blackstone, MA11 contributions
Aug. 2019
This was our first stop when we arrived in Quebec City. It was a great way to get the lay of the land.
Written January 8, 2020
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ACCChas
Charleston, SC99 contributions
Dec. 2019
Besides the grand views you could see from all directions, the walls are decorated with facts and figures about Quebec City, the Province and Canada. A fun visit and easy to get to and quite reasonably priced
Written December 23, 2019
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Meryl B
San Francisco, CA110 contributions
Oct. 2019
We went on our last full day in Québec, and loved being able to look down on the places we'd visited - could see the river and dock, city walls, Citadel, Plains of Abraham, etc. It wasn't at all crowded, no wait for the elevator, well worth the price. Fun information on all the inner walls. (Mais, si vous voulez lire les phrases pour les enfants, il faut comprendre français!)
Written October 29, 2019
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Michael K
991 contributions
Sep. 2019
Things that are large in scale, such as the Plains of Abraham, La Citadelle, and Les Fortifications, etc., look better when they are viewed at the Observatoire de la Capitalea. At this high elevation, everything looks better at the proper perspective. You can also see how the St. Lawrence River meanders past the Old Port. Of course, it is vital that the visit is on a clear day.
Written October 18, 2019
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theonlymaryhoward
Bend, OR47 contributions
Oct. 2019
A trip to the top is well worth the time and money as there is a 360 degree view of the city plus a short featuring a guy jumping off the top and sailing about town.
Written October 8, 2019
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