This spring break, discover the most beautiful view in Québec City!

Attractions to discover, February 19, 2024 2024-02-19

A young girl is standing in front of a window, pointing at the Château Frontenac in the distance
The Observatoire de la Capitale. Photo credit: CCNQ, Jonathan Robert

Visiting the Observatoire de la Capitale is a must to discover Québec City from every angle. Located on the 31st floor of the city’s tallest skyscraper, the Observatoire offers a stunning 360-degree view of the region. Take in the breathtaking landscape from unique and spectacular vantage points 221 metres high, revealing exceptional views of the city, its maze of streets, the majestic St. Lawrence River, Île d’Orléans and more! Visitors also have the opportunity to learn more about the capital’s history with the immersive Horizons tour, which explores themes related to our society.

The perfect family-friendly activity

From March 2 to 10, 2024, the focus is on families at the Observatoire, with a special area set up for the little ones. Facilitated postcard activities will take place once an hour. The activity involves recreating the memory album of a fictitious relative who came to Québec City long ago and following their discovery of significant landmarks in the capital. Puzzles, quizzes, and drawing tables will also be on offer to add a playful twist to the experience!

An immersive journey through Québec City’s history

The whole family will love Horizons, an original interpretive tour spanning the four sides of the building, designed to help you discover the capital and its landscape, identity, rich history and culture. The flow is lucid and rhythmic, inspired by the flow of river ice. The experience includes two immersive video projections, from one cardinal point to another, and invites you to travel through time as you get a bird’s-eye view of the fortified city. You’ll love this journey into the heart of Québec City, as well as the hand-illustrated quiz that lets both kids and parents test their knowledge.

The Observatoire will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with special family rates of $35 for two adults and two children. Make sure to book your tickets online before your visit!

Two children, a boy and a girl, stand in front of posters, their backs to the camera. One of them holds a piece of paper, and they seem to be doing an activity.
Visiting the Observatoire is sure to keep the kids entertained!! Photo credit: Marie-Christine Vézina

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