Hotel & Travel

IMPORTANT VISA INFORMATION about international travel to meetings in Canada. [Rev. 20 Apr 04]

•  After 23 April 2004: register on-site for 2004 Joint Assembly.

MONTREAL OFFERS OLD WORLD CHARM, joie de vivre and a modern style all its own. The largest French–speaking city in North America derives its unique personality from a global mix of cultures infused with a distinctive French heritage. Renowned for it's architectural magnificence, quaint neighborhoods, flavorful international cuisine and a flair for entertainment, this city is certain to appeal to your senses.

It's easy to get around: STM, the public transit authority, offers discounted passes allowing unlimited access to its bus and metro network for a one, three or seven–day period to convention delegates. See–somm.htm. Or you can cut through the underground pedestrian network with brightly lit passageways linking thousands of boutiques, major hotels, restaurants, universities, office buildings and attractions.

Hotel Accommodations

The Montreal Housing Bureau will no longer accept reservation requests, changes or cancellations as of Friday, 14 May. Please contact your hotel directly (for contact information, see link to the hotel list below).

 • See the location of your hotel, and relative distance to the convention center, on a map of downtown Montreal. [PDF 648 kb]
 • View hotel and rate information.

Travel Insurance

Participants traveling from outside the Canada may wish to purchase accident and medical insurance protection during their visit to Montreal. Seabury and Smith, an association service organization, offers coverage through its Gateway International program. Insurance must be purchased for a minimum of 15 days, up to a maximum of 180 days. Prices will vary depending upon the individual's age and choice of benefit package. For more information, contact Seabury and Smith at +1–202–367–5097, or visit their website at