The locality of Villebois is located at the southwestern entrance to the Eeyou Istchee James Bay Territory, just north of the 49th parallel. Attracted by its agricultural and forest resources, the region’s first settlers crossed the Turgeon River aboard a barge called La Rosanna, a replica of which still stands at the entrance of Villebois. The locality, home of famous nurse Blanche Pronovost (daughter of Émilie Bordeleau, ''Les Filles de Caleb''), consists mainly of farmland and forest.