Covid-19 : reopening September 4, 2020

The Vieux-Panache refuge, built in 2019, is located in the center of the Hereford Community Forest and is accessible for hiking, mountain skiing, snowshoeing and mountain biking. It is 3.3 km from East Hereford parking (via the Neil Tillotson Trail, hiking, snowshoeing and mountain skiing) and 1.6 km from Circuits Frontières mountain bike parking at Lépine Road. It is located at the foot of the skiable slope of the 3-Dams. Its large covered gallery and common room offer a unique view of Mont Hereford and its summit.

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It is open to all non-motorized users as day shelter. There are two rooms, each contain four (4) single beds. It is possible to rent a room or both rooms from Mont Hereford Experience. The building is equipped with a wood stove, a dry toilet with ecological tank and 8 single beds with mattresses. A non-potable water access is located nearby and firewood is provided in a shed outside. Inside and outside benches, two tables, an outdoor table suitable for outdoor cooking and an outdoor fire pit with grill, complete its facilities. Dogs are not allowed and smoking is prohibited. Users must carry their luggage and they must leave nothing after their passage (waste, bottles, etc.).

Because of safety and fire concerns, a maximum of 8 people are allowed for overnight stay in this refuge.

What to bring:

  • Your thin toilet paper

  • Your sleeping bag and pillow

  • Your food and your water containers (to carry it from a non-potable water stream near the refuge)

  • Your dishes-utensils and stove

  • Your headlamps, candles and matches

What will be on site at your arrival:

  • Wood stove, firelighters, newsprint, firewood, small wood, and ax d (all three in the shelter outside)

  • Beds and single mattresses

  • Big pot to heat the water on the stove

  • Non-drinking water point (175 meters walk).

Possibility of luggage transport. For availabilities and rates, contact the person in charge at the following email address:


Please pay your access rights for mountain biking and skiing.  When you rent a bed in our refuge it does not include the access rights.  For more information contact Circuits Frontière. 

Covid :

  • Disinfectant gels and disinfectant household product available on site

  • Because of the Covid-19: not open as a day relay.


  • 29 $ : bed / night

  • 100$ : 4 person / night

  • 180$ : 8 person / night

  • 10% off the total amount before taxes for bookings of three nights or more

  • Reservation fees 1$

  • Accommodation tax : 3,5% 

  • All prices are taxable

  • Prices and conditions are subject to change without prior notice

See rates for ready-to-camp and  camping

See reservation policy

Relais-refuge intérieur
Relais-refuge intérieur

Relais-refuge du Vieux panache au mont Hereford

Lits du refuge
Lits du refuge

Relais-refuge du Vieux panache

Information by email or by phone : 819 349-8222.

Booking by phone only for the relais-refuge | Reservation is mandatory


We look forword to welcome you at the mountain!