was created in 1986 by Michel Pageau and his wife Louise. The Refuge Pageau
offers shelter to wild animals in need of rehabilitation with the aim of returning them to the wild following their recovery. Where it is not possible to release an animal back into the wild, the Refuge Pageau
’s mission continues by providing them with long-term accommodation. It is without a doubt the presence of these long-term residents which attracts the vast number of visitors to the Refuge Pageau
year after year. In addition to providing shelter and respite to animals; the Refuge Pageau
educates its visitors on the importance of respecting and conserving the boreal forest and the numerous inhabitants which call it home. Year round, visitors can see wolves, moose, lynx, white-tailed deer, black bears, several species of birds of prey and many other kinds of animals. Interpretation guides welcome visitors and tell the story behind each of the guests at the refuge. For a rich outdoor experience, be sure to visit the woodland trails. The refuge is wheelchair accessible, and there are indoor and outdoor picnic areas for guests.