Travel & Tourism Information

Montréal is the largest city in Canada’s Québec province. It’s set on an island in the Saint Lawrence River and named after Mt. Royal, the triple-peaked hill at its heart. Its boroughs, many of which were once independent cities, include neighbourhoods ranging from cobblestoned, French colonial Vieux-Montréal – with the Gothic Revival Notre-Dame Basilica at its centre – to bohemian Plateau. 

Montreal has wonderful dining options and a plethora of things to do if you feel the need to relax or recreate during the conference. You can find more information about where to eat, relax, and recreate at Visit Montreal.

This year’s conference will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal located at 1255 Jeanne Mance St, Montreal, Quebec H5B 1E5, Canada. 

Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is located approximately 20km from downtown Montreal. 

Getting to Montréal

Visas and eTAs: Some travelers to Canada may need a Visa to enter or Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). To check, see: . Some travelers may need an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) to board their flight to Canada. See the list here:

Flying: Montréal’s airport, Trudeau International (YUL), is the international airport serving the city, with international flights arriving from across the globe. Air Canada is the major domestic career, but the airport is served by multiple international airlines. It is located approximately 20 km (12 miles) from the downtown.

To travel to the hotel from the airport, there are a number of options, including bus services. The 747 bus serves downtown, with a travel time of 45-70 minutes, dependent on traffic. On arrival downtown, exit the bus at the René-Lévesque / Jeanne-Mance stop. It is approximately a 2-minute walk (130m) from the stop to the hotel. The bus terminates at the corner of Berri and Sainte-Catherine – Berri-UQAM station, which is a few blocks from the hotel. Cost is $11 and the ticket can be purchased in the terminal before boarding or on-board with exact change (coins only). 

Taxis are available at the arrivals level near the central exit. Fixed fair to the downtown is $41, and fare by meter to destinations outside of the downtown. Uber is also available at the airport (door 7). 

Driving to Montréal: Self Park is available at the hotel for $22/night. Valet Park is $32/night. 

Train: For travelers within Canada, VIA Rail serves downtown Montréal’s Central Station with multiple daily trips from points east or west. Travel time from Toronto Union to Montréal Central is approximately 5 hours. Amtrak’s Adirondacktrain also serves Montréal from New York and Albany daily. 

Once at Central Station, the hotel is an approximately 11-minute walk (850 m) or a short cab ride away. Public transit is also an option but includes approximately 5 minutes of walking time.