Festival Western St-Tite|581 Rue Saint Paul, Saint-Tite, QC | Map
Saint-Tite is nestled across the Canadian/New England border. The nearest major airport is Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport. Your other option is Montreal Saint-Hubert Longueuil Airport. No matter where your flight lands, you're looking at a 1.5-2.5-hour drive to Saint-Tite. If you're staying in a hotel in Saint-Tite, the festival has conveniently organized a shuttle to take you straight to the action. The shuttle will pick you up towards the entrance of the city on Highway 153. All you have to do is park your car in the Alvan track's parking lot and you'll be bused the rest of the way. The festival also encourages guests to take advantage of Quebec's many carpooling services to save money and limit your impact on the environment.
Where to Saddle Up
Close enough to the festival so you don't have to drop extra cash on fuel or share the road with temperamental roadsters. A large campsite is only a hop and a skip away from the festival, offering ample space for your trailer, tent, etc. There are several hotels in the immediate area that also offer lodging of all luxury levels.
A Neat-o Ticket Package
Everyone likes bonuses. In addition to professional rodeo fun, you will get to shack up in the hotel of your choosing (from a selection of participating locations), a delectable breakfast and a step back in time during a guided Western tour.
Look the Part
If you want to be completely immersed in the culture, slip into your cowboy boots, partner. There are no records indicating that a cowboy ever rocked a pair of yoga pants or a fedora. If all you can manage is the tried-and-true cowboy hat, at least have the courtesy to tip it in the presence of a pretty face.
But What About the Children?
Everyone knows that children are incapable of sitting still for extended periods of time; they probably flail around more than the livestock. They can devote their boundless energy to the lively parade, all the inflatable games and tons of other entertaining options in the children's area.
The well-being of the animals is a top priority here. Because it can get a little rough out there, on-site staff members regularly treat the animals to ensure they're experiencing as little stress as possible.