List of tallest buildings in Quebec City

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This is a list of the tallest buildings in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Quebec City's three tallest buildings are the tallest buildings in Canada east of Montreal.[1]

In Quebec City, there are 20 buildings that stand taller than 75 m (246 ft). The tallest building in the city is the 33-storey, 132 m (433 ft) Édifice Marie-Guyart.[2] The second-tallest building is Complexe Jules-Dallaire II, which is 110 m (361 ft) and 28 floors, and is located in the borough of Sainte-Foy–Sillery–Cap-Rouge. The third tallest is Place Hauteville which is 107 m (351 ft) tall with 34 storeys,[3] though the most famous structure is without a doubt the Château Frontenac.[4]

Tallest buildings[edit]

Édifice Marie-Guyart, the tallest building in Canada east of Montreal.
The Price building, one of the city's older skyscrapers.
The Château Frontenac, arguably the most famous building in Quebec.
City Hall (left) and Édifice Price (right)

This list ranks Quebec City skyscrapers that stand at least 70 m (230 ft) tall, based on standard height measurement. This includes architectural details but does not include antenna masts and spires. An equal sign (=) following a rank indicates the same height between two or more buildings. The "Year" column indicates the year in which a building was completed. Keep in mind that many buildings are missing on that list

Rank Name Image Height
m (ft)
Floors Year Notes
1 Édifice Marie-Guyart EdificeMarieGuyart.JPG 132 m (433 ft) 33 1972 The tallest building in Canada to the east of Montreal. 176.5 m (579 ft) tall with antenna.[2][5][6]
2 Complexe Jules Dallaire II Complexe Jules Dallaire 2.jpg 110 m (360 ft) 28 2013 Topped out.[7]
3 Place Hauteville Place hauteville.jpg 107 m (351 ft) 34 1974 [3][8]
4 Hôtel Loews Le Concorde Observ4.JPG 91 m (299 ft) 31 1974 [9][10]
5 Hôtel Hilton Québec Hilton Quebec.jpg 84 m (276 ft) 28 1974 [11][12]
6 Édifice Price Québec, Édifice Price1.jpg 82 m (269 ft) 18 1930 This is the first skyscraper built in Quebec City.[13][14]
7 Place de la Capitale Placedelacapitale.jpg 80 m (262 ft) 21 1974 [15][16]
8 Le Samuel-Holland I 80 m (262 ft) 24 1981 [17][18]
9 Château Frontenac Chateaufrontenac.jpg 79.9 m (262 ft) 18 1893 [4][19]
10 Édifice d'Youville Édifice d'Youville.png 76 m (249 ft) 21 1969 [20][21]
11 Complexe Jules-Dallaire I Complexe Jules Dallaire 1.jpg 75.5 m (248 ft) 17 2010 [22]
12. Pavillon Félix-Antoine-Savard Felixantoinesavard.jpg  ? 17 1972
13. Pavillon des sciences de l'éducation Felixantoinesavard.jpg  ? 17 1968
14. Tour Cominar Sainte-Foy2.jpg  ? 17 2010
Quebec City
Prominent buildings from left to right: The Concorde, Édifice Marie-Guyart, Château Frontenac, Place Hauteville (partly obscure by the Château), Hôtel Hilton Québec, City Hall, Édifice Price and Édifice d'Youville (protruding from being Édifice Price))

Other important buildings[edit]

Quebec Parliament Building[edit]

Québec - Hôtel du Parlement 3.jpg

The Parliament Building (French: Hôtel du Parlement) is an eight-floor building and home to the Parliament of Quebec (composed of the Lieutenant-Governor and the National Assembly) in Quebec City. The building was designed by architect Eugène-Étienne Taché and was built from 1877 to 1886. With the frontal tower, the building stands at 52 metres or 171 feet (52 m) in height.

It features the Second Empire architectural style that was popular for prestigious buildings both in Europe (especially France where the style originated) and the United States during the latter 19th century. Although somewhat more sober in appearance and lacking a towering central belfry, Quebec City's Parliament Building bears a definite likeness to the Philadelphia City Hall, another Second Empire edifice in North America which was built during the same period. Even though the building's symmetrical layout with a frontal clock tower in the middle is typical of legislative institutions of British heritage, the architectural style is believed to be unique among parliament buildings found in other Canadian provincial capitals. Its facade presents a pantheon representing significant events and people of the history of Quebec.[citation needed]

Palace Station[edit]


Gare du Palais (‘Palace Station’) is a train and bus station in Quebec City. Its name comes from its proximity to the Palace of the Intendant of New France. It is served by Via Rail, Canada’s national passenger railway, and by the private coach company Orléans Express.

Built in 1915 by the Canadian Pacific Railway, the two-storey châteauesque station is similar in design to the Château Frontenac. The station had no passenger rail service from 1976 to 1985, although it once again hosts regular daily services west to Montreal's Central Station via Drummondville.[23] It was designated a Heritage Railway Station in 1992.[24]

Timeline of tallest buildings[edit]

History of the tallest buildings in Quebec City[25]
Period Building Height Floors Image
1886-1924 Parliament Building
52.1 m (171 ft) 4 [26] Québec - Hôtel du Parlement 3.jpg
1924-1930 Château Frontenac
79.9 m (262 ft) 18 [27] Château Frontenac01.jpg
1930-1972 Édifice Price
Mixed use
82 m (269 ft) 18 [28] Québec, Édifice Price1.jpg
1972–Present Édifice Marie-Guyart
132 m (433 ft) 33[2][29] Marieguyart.jpg

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Quebec City". skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-02-17. 
  2. ^ a b c "Observatory Stats". Observatoire de la Capitale. Retrieved 14 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b "Place Hauteville". Retrieved 2011-06-18. 
  4. ^ a b "Château Frontenac". Retrieved 2011-06-18. 
  5. ^ "Édifice Marie-Guyart". Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  6. ^ "Édifice Marie-Guyart". Retrieved 2011-06-18. 
  7. ^ "Complexe Jules Dallaire II". Retrieved 2011-06-18. 
  8. ^ "Place Hauteville". Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  9. ^ "Hôtel Loews Le Concorde". Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  10. ^ "Hôtel Loews Le Concorde". Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  11. ^ "Hôtel Hilton". Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  12. ^ "Hôtel Hilton". Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  13. ^ "Édifice Price". Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  14. ^ "Édifice Price". Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  15. ^ "Place de la Capitale". Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  16. ^ "Place de la Capitale". Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  17. ^ "Le Samuel-Holland I". Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  18. ^ "Le Samuel-Holland I". Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  19. ^ "Château Frontenac". Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  20. ^ "Édifice d'Youville". Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  21. ^ "Édifice d'Youville". Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  22. ^ "Édifice d'Youville". Retrieved 2010-09-11. 
  23. ^ Québec (mai 2001)
  24. ^ "Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada - Heritage Railway Stations - List of designated stations in Quebec". Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada. 2006-03-17. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 
  25. ^ "Timeline of tallest building in Quebec City". Retrieved 2011-03-03. 
  26. ^ "Quebec Parliament". skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-03. 
  27. ^ "Château Frontenac". skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-03. 
  28. ^ "Édifice Price". skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-03. 
  29. ^ "Executive hotel". skyscraperpage. Retrieved 2011-03-03. 

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