Here’s where a rough translation of French may be misleading: the views from here are gorgeous, but they’re not of the stars. At 132m high and 221m above sea level, this observatoire offers a 360-degree view of the Québec City skyline, from the city’s highest vantage point. Each year about 70,000 visitors take the 28-second ride up the elevator up to the 31st floor of the Marie-Guyart building. Views can stretch beyond the Laurentian mountains in one direction and the bridge to Île d’Orléans in another. For kids (and adults), there’s also an interactive, touch-screen exhibit about the history of the capital city.
Quebec City› Attraction
Observatoire de la Capitale
Edifice Marie-Guyart 1037, rue De La Chevrotière, Parliament Hill
Our Rating Hours Feb to mid-Oct daily 10am–5pm; Mid-Oct to Jan Tues–Sun 10am–5pm Phone 888/497-4322 or 418/644-9841 Prices Admission C$10.25 adults, C$8.25 students and seniors, free for children 12 and under Web site Observatoire de la Capitale
MapEdifice Marie-Guyart 1037, rue De La Chevrotière, Parliament Hill Quebec City
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