Venue

Meeting Venue & Headquarter Hotel:

Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel

1201 René-Lévesque Blvd W, Montreal, Quebec H3B 2L7

Have a look at the Tourism Montreal website to find the best way to spend some time in beautiful Montreal.

Getting to Montreal

BY PLANE

Montreal is serviced by the Montreal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL)

CityFlight time
Vancouver5 hours
Calgary4 hours
Winnipeg2.5 hours
Toronto1 hour
Ottawa45 minutes
Quebec City50 minutes
Halifax1 hour 45 minutes
Charlottetown1 hour 45 minutes
St. John’s NFLD3 hours
New York1.5 hour
Los Angeles5 hours and 15 minutes
London, England7 hours and 10 minutes
Paris7 hours 45 minutes

Official Air Carrier

Air Canada Air Canada (including Air Canada Jazz) has been appointed the official Canadian airline for this meeting.

  • The booking is to be made to the following city: Montreal, YUL (QC)
  • The travel period begins Friday, June 16, 2023 and ends Sunday, July 02, 2023.
  • Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday.
  • For North America 5% applies on standard fares, 10% on flex fares & higher. For International Travel 10% on standard fares & higher.

To book: go online at www.aircanada.com and enter the promotional code: BDBFCJA1

Click here to make a reservation.

Other Canadian airlines deserving Montreal

Getting to Montreal

BY CAR

City

Distance

Toronto

545 km

Ottawa

203 km

Quebec City

260 km

Halifax

1231 km

Charlottetown

1151 km

New York

600 km

Getting to Montreal

BY TRAIN

The Montreal Central Station is conveniently located downtown Montreal and is connected to the Bonaventure Metro Station.

Distance from Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel: 600 meters | 9-minute walk

  • Departures from Canadian cities: Via Rail
  • Departures from the United States: Amtrak

Getting to Montreal

BY BUS

The Montreal Bus Station is located downtown Montreal and is connected to the Berri-UQAM Metro Station.

Distance from the Sheraton Centre Hotel: 3 km | 12-minute drive

Getting Around Montreal

Car Rental

  • Click here to rent a car from the Montreal-Trudeau Airport.
  • It will take you approximately 25 minutes to drive to the Sheraton Centre Hotel from the airport. Click here for directions.

Taxis and Limousines

  • Click here for taxis information at the Montreal-Trudeau International Airport
  • Flat rate taxi fare: between 05:00 and 23:00: $48.40 | between 23:00 and 05:00: $55.65
  • Taxis and buses have a reserved lane between the airport and downtown Montreal.

 

Buses, shuttles and other means of transportations

  • The BUS / 747 Express is a dedicated bus that runs 24-hours a day, 7 days a week between the airport and downtown Montreal. Travel time, may vary between 45-70 minutes. You have one stop next to the Sheraton Centre Hotel. Click here for route and fares.
  • Click here for information about train access and other means of transportation from the Montreal-Trudeau International Airport to downtown Montreal.

 

In the City

Montreal is a busy, fun, and thriving city in the summer. To avoid potential traffic and construction delays, the recommended and best options to discover this great city is walking and using the Montreal Metro (subway).

Public Transportation

  • The best option to travel around Montreal! The metro (subway) is clean, safe, and efficient.
  • It operates from 5:30 am to 1:00 AM (1:30 AM on Saturdays)
  • It has only four lines
  • Click here for fares, schedule and maps
  • You can buy passes for:
    • one to 10 trips
    • unlimited evening pass
    • 24-hours pass
    • Unlimited weekend pass
    • 3-day pass
    • Weekly pass

Le Centre Sheraton Montreal Hotel is located close to the Peel Station (green line) and Bonaventure Station (orange line).

By bike

  • 780 km (480 miles) of bike path
  • Many bike rentals and tours are available in the city
  • Self-service biking with BIXI

By boat

  • Montreal is an island! Discover it on the water with the maritimes shuttles that runs between the Parc Jean-Drapeau, the South Shore and other point of interests along the St. Lawrence River.

Taxis

Practical and General Information

Climate

Emergency

  • 911 in case of emergency
  • 811 non-urgent medical help (Info-Santé)

 

June 24 statutory holiday

  • John the Baptiste Day celebrates the Province of Quebec’s patron and is a statutory holiday in Quebec. Many stores, including shopping mall, banks and SAQ (Quebec’s liquor stores) will be closed on June 24. If you are planning to shop on that day, check with the hotel staff as to what is open.
  • Some stores will also be closed on Friday, June 23 or Monday, June 26.

Official Language

  • The official language in Quebec is French, but you will find no difficulties finding English-speaking staff in hotels, shops, and restaurants in Montreal.

 

Legal drinking age

  • Legal drinking age is 18.

Taxes

  • Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) of 5%
  • Quebec provincial tax (TVQ) of 9.975%.
  • A 3.5% accommodation tax is also in effect in Montreal.

 

Tipping

  • A customary 15% tip before tax is suggested for waiters, taxi drivers and hairdressers.
  • $2 per suitcase is also suggested for bellhops, porters, doormen.
  • Spare change for coffee and food counters is always appreciated.

 

To find more information on Montreal, click here to visit the Tourism Montreal website.

WHAT TO DO

Montreal is a busy city year-round, with some of the top restaurants in the country (not to say the world), renowned stores, beautiful scenery and cultural attractions that ranges from international performers to local productions that have toured the world, including smaller-scale shows presented in historical venues.

Self-proclaimed Capital of Festivals and Events,

City Pass, Ticket Office and Booking

  • You can discover Montreal with The Passeports MTL which gives you a great choice of activities in Montreal and its surroundings.
  • The Montreal Museums Card will give you access to 50 museums for 2,3,4 or 5 consecutive days.