Located in an amazing vista overlooking the St. Lawrence River, this historic site was home to North America’s first maritime radio station, installed by Marconi’s Wireless Telegraph Company in 1904, which was declared a national historic event in 2011. To commemorate this historic event, a plaque was installed on site on September 29, 2012. Visit the exhibits Marconi and the Story of Radio Communications and Pointe-à-la-Renommée: The Space of a Lifetime to learn more about the lives of the radio operators, lightkeepers and their families.
Visit the most travelled lighthouse in the world! After 20 years of exile in the Port of Québec, it was returned to its original site in 1997.
June to October
ScheduleDaily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Cost$6/person for one exhibit, $10/person for complete visit (lighthouse, lightkeeper’s house and Marconi station), $6/person for school groups, $7/person for bus tours
ReservationsRequired for groups
- Picnic area
- Pets allowed on leashes only
- Free parking
- Guide Services
How to get there
From Route 132, between Cloridorme and L'Anse-à-Valleau, head towards the sea on a secondary road for 5 km (3 mi.) and you will see the Pointe-à-la-Renommée site.
Affiliations and distinctions
- Gaspé Chamber of Commerce and Tourism
- Tourisme Gaspésie
- Gaspésie Cultural Council
- Gaspé Tourism and Convention Board
- Lighthouse Management Board (Corporation des gestionnaires de phares)
- Cartier Wind Energy
- Establishment of the Maritime Wireless Telegraph System National Historic Event