Travel info

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eTA and Visa

Visa-exempt foreign nationals who fly to or transit through Canada are expected to have an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), which costs $7 CAD, and most eTA applications are approved within minutes of applying. Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travellers with a valid Canadian visa. Learn more here.

To find out whether you need a visa, please visit the Canada Immigration & Citizenship website.


Traveling to Montreal

Montreal is the metropolis of the province of Quebec, located on Canada’s East Coast. Only 600 km from New York and 550 km from Toronto, Montreal can be reached by air, by road, or by water.

By air
Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) has daily international flights. The airport is a mere 20 minutes from downtown and is easily accessible by car, taxi or by the 747 shuttle.

A taxi trip downtown will cost you a flat rate of $40, tip not included. You’ll find the taxi stand signs quite easily once you are clear from immigration. The 747 Express bus operates 24/7 and will get you to one of the nine downtown stops in 40 to 60 minutes (depending on traffic). You can buy your $10 ticket inside the airport and the ticket gives you access to 24 hours of bus and metro.

By bus
Daily rides to the Montreal Bus Terminal can be found with Greyhound, Megabus, Coach Canada, Orléans Express and Intercar. The terminal is located at 1717, Berri St, Montreal, Qc, H2L 4E9, right at the Berri-UQAM metro station. Centre Mont-Royal is only 2 km away, or 3 metro stations away.

By train
The Montreal train station is located at 895 de la Gauchetiere West, Montreal, QC, H3B 4G1, about 1 km away from Centre Mont-Royal.

Montreal is a city located on an island. A network of highways, roads, bus and metros makes it easy to navigate around the city. The Montreal public transportation network can be very convenient, please visit the website for more details.

Conference venue

Centre Mont-Royal (CMR) is proud to host ICAR6. Located in the heart of downtown Montreal, surrounded by the best hotels, CMR is eco-friendly and offers a state of the art ergonomic environment. One of its kind in Canada, CMR is the only International Association Certified Conference Center (IACC) in Quebec. Offering the latest trends in meeting technology and vast spaces bathed in abundant natural light, CMR is the perfect atmosphere for ICAR6.

CMR is easily accessible by public transportation (Peel or McGill metro station) and offers indoor parking with direct access to the main level, at a fixed day-rate of $17.75 (Monday-Friday); $8.00 after 6 p.m. (Mon-Sun).

For more details, see their web site

Get directions


The following hotels offer a special rate for ICAR 6 attendees. Know that Montreal’s hotels fill up quickly as July is a high season for tourism, impacting prices and availabilities. We invite you to book your accommodation accordingly.

Sofitel Montreal Golden Mile

1155 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, Qc, H3A 2N3

0.6 km

Delta Hotel by Marriott Montreal

475, President-Kennedy Avenue Montreal, Qc, H3A 1J7

0.5 km

Best Western Ville-Marie Montreal Hotel & Suites

3407 Peel St, Montreal, Qc, H3A 1W7

1 km

Marriott Residence Inn Montreal – Downtown

2045 Peel St, Montreal, Qc, H3A 1T6

0.5 km

Low-cost accommodation

Carrefour Sherbrooke – McGill University Residence

475 Sherbrooke St W, Montreal, Qc, H3A 2L9

0.6 km

Low-cost accommodation

UQAM Residence West

2100 St Urbain St, Montreal, QC H2X 3X8

1.3 km

Note : Special hotel rates for ICAR6 attendees do not include provincial (10%) and federal (5%) taxes, are subject to availability at the time of booking and may change without notice.

Social activities

Join us for an outing that you will certainly enjoy!

  • Relax during a charming cruise on the St. Lawrence River
  • Enjoy an innovative 3-course meal inspired by Quebec’s countless top-quality products
  • Admire the beauty of the city at sunset
  • Dance on the outside terraces

When: Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Boarding: Jetée Alexandra, Old Port, 6:00 pm

Departure: 7:00 pm

Duration: 4 hours

© Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles, Stéphan Poulin.

Extend your stay

Montreal has a fabulous vibe during summer time! The weather is warm and nice, festivals and events are happening constantly. One of the best things about Montreal in the summer is how easy it is to:

  • happen upon free concerts by major music stars (Montréal International Jazz Festival)
  • see a high-wire circus act in a park (Montréal Complètement Cirque!)
  • see fireworks displays in the night sky with the Montreal International Fireworks Competition, a sight to behold from any high vantage point in the city.

Pop-up markets with food, drinks, music and free activities can also be found throughout the city in July (e.g. le Marché des Possibles)

Montreal also has an impressive diversity of restaurants. During summer time, nearly 350 food trucks offer a wide range of fresh, affordable and high quality products. Finally, it is interesting to note that in Quebec, there are many “Bring your own wine” licensed restaurants, which allows you to taste your favorite wine at a lower cost!