The Government of Canada is investing to develop recreational tourism in Gaspésie


The L’Anse-à-Valleau Local Development Committee receives over $170,000 financial assistance from CED to enhance the activities offered at the Pointe-à-la-Renommée Historic Site (Fame Point).

GASPE, QC, June 18, 2022 /CNW Telbec/ – Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions (CED)

Supporting the tourism industry contributes to the economic development of of Quebec Regions. This is why the Honorable Diane Lebouthillier, MNA for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of the Honorable Pascale St-Onge, Minister of Sports and Minister responsible for CED, is announcing today today a non-refundable contribution of $172,767 to the L’Anse-à-Valleau Local Development Committee for the opening of new interactive exhibits at the Pointe-à-la-Renommée Historic Site.

This support from CED, granted under the Quebec Economic Development Program (PDEQ), enabled the Committee to digitize its exhibitions in order to offer visitors bilingual, contactless digital tours accessible in the spring and fall in more of the summer season. This project will allow the organization to mitigate the effects of the labor shortage that has been raging for several years, while offering regional tourist activities that maintain social distancing.

The Local Development Committee of L’Anse-à-Valleau is an NPO that was created in 1993. Its mission is to bring life to the historic site of Pointe-à-la-Renommée in order to enhance the economic, tourist, village social, and cultural development.

A key contributor to the Canadian economy, the tourism sector has been hit hard by the health crisis. Since the beginning of the pandemic, the government of Canada has implemented various measures to help businesses suffering the impacts of COVID-19. The Tourism Relief Fund was created specifically to help organizations and businesses in the tourism sector offer innovative products and services to visitors and prepare to welcome international travelers back.


“I am delighted that CED is helping an organization like the Local Development Committee of L’Anse-à-Valleau, which is working to improve the tourist offer in our region. This is a great opportunity to support this type of project, while the recreational tourism community of Gaspé The tourism sector is booming. The digital transformation of the exhibitions at the historic site of Pointe-à-la-Renommée (Fame Point) will help preserve our history while improving our tourist attraction.

The Honorable Diane Lebouthillier, MP for Gaspésie–Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine and Minister of National Revenue

“Our government continues to be there for the businesses and enthusiasts working to strengthen the tourism sector. Thanks to the support announced today, the Local Development Committee of L’Anse–à–Valleau will be able to diversify the experience at Pointe-à-la-Renommée (Fame Point) and attract even more visitors.Our help is an important step in the recovery efforts to attract tourists from Canada and all over the world so that everyone can discover the best tourist experiences our country has to offer. »

The Honorable Pascale St-Onge, MNA for Brome–Missisquoi, Minister of Sports and Minister responsible for CED

“We are pleased to receive CED’s support for our digital transformation project for exhibitions at the Pointe-à-la-Renommée site. The proposed new experience highlights the rich history of the site, while allowing the powerful connection with the surrounding sea. By respecting the past and adapting our offer to today’s demand, we have succeeded in a major challenge: bringing the memory of this exceptional site to life.”

Sandra PerreaultVice-President, L’Anse-à-Valleau Local Development Committee

Fast facts

  • The funds were granted under CED’s Quebec Economic Development Program. This program aims to help communities seize promising economic development and diversification opportunities.
  • CED is a key federal partner in of Quebec regional economic development. With its 12 regional business offices, CED supports businesses, support organizations and all regions of the world Quebec in tomorrow’s economy.

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SOURCE Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions

For further information: Media Relations: Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, [email protected]; Ariane Joazard-Bélizaire, Press Attaché, Office of the Minister of Sports and Minister Responsible for Canada Economic Development for Quebec Regions, [email protected]


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