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Quebec City Capital Observatory (Observatoire de la Capitale)
Quebec City Capital Observatory (Observatoire de la Capitale)

Quebec City Capital Observatory (Observatoire de la Capitale)

Every day from 10am to 5pm
1037 De La Chevrotière, Quebec City, Quebec, G1R 5E9

The basics

Quebec City Capital Observatory delivers breathtaking views of Quebec City and the surrounding landscapes. While the spectacular panorama is the main attraction, the observatory also offers multimedia exhibits documenting the history of the provincial capital and its landmark buildings. Visitors can prepurchase tickets for the observatory, which can be easily reached by hop-on hop-off tour bus. Some organized day trips from Montreal include tickets to the observatory, as well as stops at Montmorency Falls and free time in Old Quebec (Vieux-Québec), a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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Quebec city & Montmorency Falls 1 Day Tour
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Quebec city & Montmorency Falls 1 Day Tour
$40.00 per adult
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The guide is super attentive and helped me with the tickes. Walked the city with us giving extra info. Everything was great. I completely recommend… The tickets for the attractions are not included and they are a bit expensive and you need cash.
Vitor_P, Jun 2022

Things to know before you go

  • Visit the observatory at the start of your trip to help you get oriented with the city.
  • Entry is free for children under 6 years old.
  • The observatory is wheelchair-accessible.
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How to get there

Quebec City Capital Observatory is situated in Édifice Marie-Guyart, a brutalist high-rise in the Saint-Jean Baptiste neighborhood of Quebec City. It is less than a 10-minute walk from St. Louis Gate (Porte St. Louis), one of the historic gateways to Old Quebec.

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When to get there

Check weather updates and go when skies are clear, as low clouds can obscure views. One of the best times of year to visit is the fall when the countryside surrounding the city is ablaze with autumnal colors.

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What You Can See from the Observatory

From the observatory, many of Quebec City’s top landmarks are visible. Look for the star-shaped Citadel of Quebec (Citadelle de Quebec), the copper turrets of the Château Frontenac, and the Plains of Abraham, the site of an important 18th-century battle between French and British soldiers. On clear days, the views extend beyond the city to Orleans Island (Île d’Orléans) in the St. Lawrence River and to the peaks of the Laurentian Mountains.

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Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
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