Plan your visit

Plan your visit


Accommodation and tourism
Because of the low number of demands, it will not be possible to rent a space at Parc nature les Forestiers this year.
If you are visiting Saint-Lazare and are looking for accommodation in the area, visit the following websites for the many options available to you:
Dates and times
Saturday, July 8 : from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.(Rides at Bédard Park will be open from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.)
Sunday, July 9 : from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.Rides at Bédard Park will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.)

The complete program is available as a schedule or per activities
Admission is free
Map of sites
Rain or shine
  • The Festival’s activities will take place rain or shine.
  • Several activities will take place in sheltered places (indoors or under a big top).
  • If the weather is uncertain, remember to bring your rain boots and umbrella.
  • However, if you use your umbrella during a show, be respectful of the other spectators and avoid blocking their view.
Parking, shuttles and vehicle traffic
  • Free parking are available on Chemin Sainte-Angélique between Montée Saint-Robert and Rue de Mon-Village. View the map. A $10 donation per car is suggested to the benefit of Centre équestre thérapeutique Marie-Laurence.
  • Overnight parking is not allowed in the streets.
  • Parking lot will open at 10:45 a.m.
  • Free bus shuttle services will run on Chemin Sainte-Angélique between the various parkings and the Foires au galop area on Saturday, July 8, 10:45 a.m. to midnight and on Sunday, July 9, 10:45 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Zones are located at walking distances. Moreover, free carriage shuttle (Avantage Ford) will be on service between the 2 zones.
  • Parking spaces are available for persons with physical limitations.
  • Passengers may be dropped off at a designated location near each site.
  • Certain streets will be completely or partially closed to traffic.
  • The direction of traffic will also be changed to improve traffic flow.
  • Street parking is allowed unless otherwise indicated.
Health and safety of persons, horses, premises and emergency response plans
  • The safety of the premises is assured for visitors, staff and animals authorized on the various sites and emergency response plans are in place.
  • Mounted patrols will tour the sites during the day.
  • An on-site command post and a medical unit have been set up on-site and are identified on the Interactive Map.
  • A veterinarian is also on-site to provide treatment to the animals if need be.
  • Foot and vehicle patrols will conduct surveillance of the sites day and night.

WHEN IN THE PRESENCE OF HORSES and other animals, it is IMPORTANT to follow these guidelines:

  • Keep a close eye on children at all times to ensure their safety.
  • DO NOT GO NEAR the horses and other animals authorized on the site UNLESS YOU HAVE THE OWNER’S VERBAL AUTHORIZATION. FOLLOW the recommendations of the animal’s owner and of the on-site staff.
  • DO NOT RUN, DO NOT SHOUT, DO NOT MAKE SUDDEN MOVEMENTS which could frighten a horse.
  • DO NOT FEED the animals.
  • BE RESPECTFUL of the people and animals AT ALL TIMES.
  • IF A HORSE BOLTS, find shelter near a building and let the festival officials control the situation. The horse patrol and the public security department are trained to deal with this type of situation.
Photography and filming
  • Taking photos and videos for your own personal use is allowed.
  • Commercial filming and photography must be previously authorized. Please contact Valérie St-Amant at 450-424-8000 ext. 214
What to wear and what to bring
  • Wear comfortable walking shoes especially when visiting the equestrian park.
  • If the weather is uncertain, remember to bring your rain boots and umbrella. However, if you use your umbrella during a show, be respectful of the other spectators and avoid blocking their view.
  • In hot weather, visitors can cool off in Bédard Park’s water play area (bring your bathing suit, towel and sunscreen).
Food & drink and picnic area
  • Visit our producers and restorers. Consult the list of participants.
  • A picnic area is located in both zones. A presentation of Groupe Allard-Ménard
  • EcoCup: When you buy a drink, the reusable cup with the festival logo is sold for $2. You may reuse it all weekend long on the festival site.At any time, the drinkers can get their deposit back by returning the cup to the designated area (one in each zone). They then receive their $2 back. The gesture costs the drinkers nothing, and they help sustainable development. Easy! Drinkers may also decide to keep the cup as a souvenir. In this case, they don’t get their deposit back. The organizer keeps it.
Smoking areas
  • Since May 26, 2016 it is prohibited to smoke in parks. Therefore, it is not allowed to smoke on the sites of the festival.
  • Thank you for leaving your cigarette butts in the containers provided for that purpose.
Visitor services and adapted services
  • The various sites are accessible to wheelchairs and strollers. Strollers are not allowed in the platforms. A section will be designed for drop-off.
  • On all sites, there are:
    • adapted restrooms
    • parking spaces for persons with physical limitations
    • Visit our nursery section for a place to feed, change and cuddle your littles ones. Older ones can play in dedicated area.
  • The Town DOES NOT OFFER the possibility to rent:
    • lockers for your personal belongings (you must keep your personal belongings with you at all times)
    • strollers
    • wheelchairs
  • Automatic banking machines are located at Banque Nationale (1811 Chemin Sainte-Angélique). You should bring cash for your purchases at the festival.
  • Pharmaprix is located at walking distance (1780 Chemin Sainte-Angélique).
Animals
  • Guide dogs are welcome.
  • Animals other than those authorized are not allowed. Dogs are not allowed.
Prohibited/lost/authorized items
Prohibited
  • Firearms, edged weapons and blunt objects
  • All types of balls, sticks, bats and clubs
  • Alcoholic beverages (bags and backpacks may be searched)
  • Glass bottles
  • Drugs and drug paraphernalia (except prescription drugs)
  • FIreworks or firecrackers
  • Water guns
  • Items intended for sale or promotional items without a written authorization from the Festival
  • Items which could endanger the safety of other spectators
  • In-line skates where activities take place
  • Roller blades where activities take place
  • Musical instruments
  • To circulate on your bike. Please walk your bike. Use the many bike carriers.
Authorized
  • Portable and folding chairs
  • Coolers and lunch boxes
  • Backpacks (they may be searched)
Lost and found
  • Found items may be handed over to the Festival staff.
  • Items of little value (umbrellas, folding chairs, clothing, etc.) will be kept for a period of one month.
  • Valuable items (keys, phones, etc.) will be kept for a period of three months.
  • All unclaimed items will be donated to a charitable organization.
  • Lost items may be claimed at 450 424-8000, extension 221.