Another record year for Observatoire de la Capitale

Another record year for Observatoire de la Capitale

For the first time in its history, Observatoire de la Capitale had over 100,000 visitors in a year! To mark this important milestone, the 100,000th visitor was given a royal welcome by Marie Claire Ouellet, President and CEO of Commission de la capitale nationale du Québec. That lucky visitor is Ms. Migumi Takata, a travel agent from Vacouver who is visiting Québec City for the very first time.

Under the Commission’s management, the Observatory has become one of the most-visited attractions in Québec City and has seen a big spike in visitors since the new discovery experience Horizons opened in 2016, presented by La Capitale Financial Group.  The Observatory had 82,921 visitors in 2015–2016, 90,976 visitors in 2016–2017, and is on track to smash that record with an estimated 110,000 visitors by March 31, 2018.

“Observatoire de la Capitale has clearly benefitted from the increase in tourists to Québec City, but we can also attribute these exciting results to the hard work of our team of tour operators, travel agents, and employees at other local attractions we’ve developed partnerships with,” said Ms. Ouellet. Horizons has been talked about a lot, and word of mouth goes a long way. We’re very proud of it!”

Ms. Takata received a gift basket from the Commission and its partners that included a helicopter tour of Québec City for two, brunch for two at Le Ciel! Restaurant and a Restos Plaisirs gift card, two Panoramic Visas granting year-round access to Observatoire de la Capitale, and a number of other souvenirs and books about Québec City.

Observatoire de la Capitale has welcomed over 1,430,000 visitors since it opened in 1998. The Observatory is now more than ever the city’s high point, an absolute must to explore and share with others. The Observatory is located on the top floor of the 31-story Marie-Guyart building and is open to the public Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s a great place to visit on your own or with a group or class, and the space can also be rented out for special events.

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