Observatory Stats

  • In the Marie-Guyart Building, 221 m above sea level
  • The building is 132 m high, the highest point in Québec City
  • The Observatory is on the 31st and top floor
  • 570 m² over 4 facades
  • 360° panoramic view
  • Elevators travel at 1,000 ft./min. or 21 km/h
  • Elevator ride to the top lasts 28 seconds
  • Marie-Guyart Building completed in 1972
  • Opened in 1998
  • Over 1,000,000 visitors so far
  • Attracts some 70,000 visitors a year

Observatoire de la Capitale is an initiative of

Commission de la capitale nationale