Pointe-à-la-Renommée Historic Site

980, boulevard de l'Anse-à-Valleau (L'Anse-à-Valleau sector)

200, chemin de Pointe-à-la-Renommée
Gaspé (Quebec) Canada
G4X 4A2

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Located in an amazing setting 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 event, a commemorative plaque was installed on site on September 29, 2012. Visit the exhibits Marconi and the Story of Radio Communications and Pointe-à-la-Renommée (Fame Point): 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.

Opening dates

June to October


Daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.


$6/person for one exhibit, $10/person for complete visit (lighthouse, lightkeeper’s house and Marconi station), $4/person for school groups, $7/person for bus tours, children’s rates available (visit our website)


Required for groups

Payment methods

  • Visa  Visa
  • MasterCard  MasterCard
  • American Express  American Express
  • Interac  Interac
  • Cash  Cash

Activities available

Via the Chemin des Pionniers, hiking trails will take you into the mountains (15 km / 9 mi.) and to the coast (5 km / 3 mi.) from Cannes-de-Roches all the way to the L’Anse-à-Valleau fishing harbour. The International Appalachian Trail is nearby.
Interpretation Sites
Participate in a guided tour of the lighthouse and Marconi station, and learn more about the history of this site by visiting the two exhibits: “Marconi and the Story of Radio Communications” and “Fame Point: As Time Goes By.”
Visit the most travelled lighthouse in the world! After 20 years of exile in Québec City, the Pointe-à-la-Renommée Lighthouse was returned to its initial site as an integral part of Gaspésie's architectural heritage.
Maritime Heritage
Learn more about the history of this site through the guided tour and the exhibits, which recount the lives of the lightkeepers and wireless telegraph operators as well as of the residents of nearby villages.


  • Picnic area
  • Pets allowed on leashes only
  • Boutique
  • Free parking
  • Other: Washroom facilities, craft shop, convenience store (coffee, tea, hot chocolate, soft drinks, water, chips, chocolate)
  • 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 4 km (2,5 mi.) and you will see the Pointe-à-la-Renommée site.

Affiliations and distinctions


  • Destination Gaspé
  • Tourisme Gaspésie
  • Gaspésie Cultural Council
  • Lighthouse Management Board (Corporation des gestionnaires de phares)
  • Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.
  • Town of Gaspé


  • Establishment of the Maritime Wireless Telegraph System National Historic Event

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