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Observatoire de la Capitale

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Neighbourhood: Downtown Quebec City
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Address: Edifice Marie-Guyart | 1037, rue De La Chevrotiere, 31st floor, Quebec City, Quebec G1R 5E9, Canada
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+1 418-644-9841
10:00 - 17:00
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Located on the 31st (and top) floor of the Marie-Guyart Building, the...

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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Amazing views and city insight

My cousin and I went in the midst of the great snowstorm of 2016...when it had already snowed 6 inches in a few hours. Our visibility was low, but we could still see out. In... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My cousin and I went in the midst of the great snowstorm of 2016...when it had already snowed 6 inches in a few hours. Our visibility was low, but we could still see out. In some ways, it was a cooler view of the city than on a sunny day. The woman who checked us in at the top was... More 

Thank travelingtexan23
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016

Fantastic views with an interesting movie filmed by a drone ,yes it is a glassed in observatory which doesn't detract from the views and allows school children and tourists to walk around unescorted.There is statistics boards with very interesting past and present history snippets on the people and places.You can have lunch or just a coffee from the cafe downstairs,very... More 

Thank Iona B
Rome, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

This is a 360 view and a history lesson all in one packed in one hour. Buy a coffee on the first floor and bring with you to enjoy view. The view is spectacular with information about what you are seeing far away. There is very interesting information about the history of Quebec. Also fun and trivia facts. In my... More 

Thank Sara T
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

The Observatoire provides a very nice view of Old Quebec, but I wish it was outside like the Empire State Building or Top of The Rock in NYC. I did enjoy being able to actually see the star-shaped outline of the Citadelle after hearing about it on the Citadelle tour.

Thank lemonlime78
western Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

34 floors up to the most amazing views of the city! AND great explanations on interactive screens - you point and click and the explanations are there. Plus there are a couple guides up top to answer questions - they give very full, and interesting answers. We were on the red bus tour so also got a discount which was... More 

Thank GratefulTravellers42
ObservatoireCap, Responsable relations publiques at Observatoire de la Capitale, responded to this review

Hi GratefulTravellers42, Thank you so much for your comment. By the way, Please note that the Observatoire de la Capitale is at 31st floor. We hope to see you soon. More 

Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

If you can, make this your first stop in Quebec City. It gives a great panoramic view of the city. Lots of touch screens to tell you what you are seeing, with history included. Very helpful staff.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Peak a clear day and you will enjoy it greatly! Best views of the city...not only the most notorious places, but finding the red-roofed house, the beautiful buildings seen from above and just the movement of the city. I like information about the town displayed in the wall and the short video film by a drone

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

The views are good from the top floor of this otherwise-mediocre office building. There is also a film you can watch which is shot using a daredevil with a go-pro camera. A very small space and no chairs available. The views are nice and the glass was mostly clean so the photos turn out nice. I would have liked to... More 

Thank Pauline_from_Port
CCNQ, CM at Observatoire de la Capitale, responded to this review

Hello We’re glad you enjoyed your visit. Your suggestions will help us improve the experience. Thank you again for your visit. We hope you’ll tell your family and friends about this attraction. More 

East Midlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

Great views of Quebec from here. It was so quiet, only one other couple looking round, yet it wasn't an expensive visit. On 31sr floor, you are inside and only a short walk from the firtifications and near the restaurants of Grand Allee. You can appreciate the areas around Quebec. No time limit. You can also visit after dark.

Thank OldieEastMidlands
CCNQ, Community manager at Observatoire de la Capitale, responded to this review

Hi OldieEastMidlands, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. It's important to know that we aren't open in the evenings. The only time you can see the city in night mode, it's the end of November, December and January, when it gets dark before 5 p.m. Come back soon. More 

Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016

We came here on a rainy day and had the entire observatory to ourselves. The guide was happy to give us detailed information and history. At first, visibility was extremely limited. That actually turned out to be a good thing, because we spent a lot of time reading the information on the wall. Excellent explanations of history, culture and trivia... More 

Thank Cindy T

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