Towering over Parliament Hill at the 31st floor of the city’s highest skyscraper, Capital Observatory is Quebec City’s premier and uppermost viewpoint. Having welcomed over a million visitors since it first opened its doors in 1998, it offers breathtaking panoramas 221 meters over sea level of not only Quebec City itself but also the mighty St. Lawrence River, Island of Orleans, Appalachian Foothills and the Laurentians. A special exhibit named Horizons takes visitors on a discovery experience presenting four perspectives of Quebec City filled with cool facts and stories about the local history centered around four main themes: politics, history, culture, and society.
Capital Observatory is located on rue de la Chevrotière in Québec City, Canada. It can easily be reached by car via Grande Allée and there is ample underground parking inside the building; alternatively, it can also be reached via public transit (buses 1a and 11 at stop Grande Allée Est / du Général-De Montcalm or a dozen other lines at stop C. Parlementaire René-Lévesque Est / Jean Jacques-Bertrand). It is open every day from 10am to 5 pm. Entry costs $14 per adult, $11 per student/+65 year olds. It is free of charge for children under the age of 12.