Historical site of Pointe-à-la-Renommée (Fame Point)

  • Fame Point lighthouse during the day in Gaspesie
  • Fame Point lighthouse view from top in Gaspesie
  • Fame Point lighthouse in front of sea in Gaspesie
  • Fame Point lighthouse under clouds in Gaspesie

Are you ready for a unique experience at an enchanting historical site? Take a guided tour through history by visiting our two exhibitions “Marconi and the Story of Radio Communications” and “Fame Point: The Space of a Lifetime”. When you arrive at our information kiosk, a guide-interpreter will lead you to the buildings in which you will discover the fascinating story of the lighthouse keepers and their families, the wireless radio operators, and the fishermen who lived on the isolated shores of Fame Point. You will go back in time to the story of our ancestors.

Enjoy an unforgettable experience!


July 13th: Quebec Lighthouse Day

Quebec Lighthouse Day is celebrated each year on July 13th.

On this day a variety of special activities are held by the lighthouses along the Saint Lawrence. The goal of this thematic day is not only to raise awareness of the lighthouses, but also to encourage discovery of each one’s unique history.

We encourage you to visit our lighthouse on this special day!

Source: http://routedesphares.qc.ca/journee/

Quebec Lighthouse Day
 

“Fame Point : The Space of a Lifetime”

Discover why the Fame Point lighthouse is such an important witness to Quebec maritime history.

“Fame Point: the Space of a Lifetime” is an exhibition about the way of life and maritime traditions of the light keepers and their families. From the top of the lighthouse you will be able to contemplate the spectacular panorama of the Gulf of Saint Lawrence.

Visit the most traveled lighthouse in the world!

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“Marconi and the Story of Radio Communications”

This exhibition tells the fascinating story of the first marine wireless telegraphy radio station in North America.

You will learn about the life of Guglielmo Marconi, the radio operators, and those who operated the semaphore signals. Communications equipment used in Marconi’s time is on display.

Do visit the site known for the creation of Canadian marine radio communications!

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Hiking Trails

Like the pioneers of yesteryear, walk the trails along impressive mountain vistas. As well, panoramic views of the sea will often be enhanced by seal and whale sightings.

Come and enjoy the beauty and variety of our hiking trails.

See the trails

Do drop in!

Summer is the perfect time to visit a unique site and meet our friendly guide-interpreters. It will be a pleasure for them to introduce you to the marvellous historic site of Fame Point.

The Fame Point historic site is open from June 11 to September 29, 2018.