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Air

STLHE 2012 Conference has partnered with Air Canada to provide a 15% discount on Tango Plus and higher fares to Montreal during the conference. Please use the promotion code FCBGJE81 when booking your flights. To book a flight online, click here and enter your promotion code in the search panel. To book a flight by phone, click here.

The promotion travel period begins Tuesday June 12, 2012 and ends Friday June 29, 2012.

Taxi
Trudeau International Airport is approximately 20 km (12 miles) from Centre Mont-Royal (conference venue). A taxi or limousine will take you directly to the Centre, while a shuttle service will take you to the train station only minutes away. A taxi from the airport takes about 20 minutes and costs about $38; the length of time and cost may vary slightly depending on traffic.

747 Express Bus
The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) runs an express bus line ("747") between the airport and downtown. The 747 line uses only low-floor buses and is in service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The trip between Montréal-Trudeau Airport and the Montréal bus terminal at Berri-UQAM metro station takes approximately 35 minutes outside of rush hour.  The $8 fare is payable in cash aboard the bus - coins only, bills are not accepted. It also provides travelers with a transit pass valid on the STM bus and metro network for the next 24 hours! The closest stop to the Centre is the René-Lévesque/Mansfield stop (as seen on Planibus 747). For more information, click here.

Train

STLHE 2012 Conference has also partnered with VIA Rail, who has offered a 10% discount on the best available fare in Economy, Business, Sleeper, or Sleeper Touring class to Montreal during the conference. Please use the promotion 12242 when booking tickets online or by phone. If you are purchasing your tickets online, you have to log in to your profile, or create one prior to booking. On the Passenger information screen, select "Convention fare" from the “Discount Type” drop-down menu, and enter the discount code in the “Discount code” field. The conference fare will be shown on the next page.

The promotional travel period begins Monday June 18, 2012 and ends Saturday June 23, 2012.

The train station is approximately 1.3 km (0.8 miles) from Centre Mont-Royal (conference venue). A 5-minute taxi ride (approximately $8 CDN, plus tip) will take you to the Centre.

For hours of business, maps, contact numbers, and other information, please visit VIA Rail Canada Montreal Train Station.

Bus

Orléans Express   |   Veolia Transdev   |   Greyhound Canada

The terminal for major bus lines is the Station Centrale d’Autobus Montréal, located at 1717, rue Berri. From Station Centrale you can take a taxi to the Centre (approximately $12 CDN, plus tip) or take the Metro (subway), as the "Berri-UQAM" station is connected to the bus terminal; Centre Mont-Royal is at the "Peel" metro station. See "Metro" section.

Metro (subway)

Centre Mont-Royal is located on the corner of Mansfield and Sherbrooke Streets, close to the Peel Metro station. For street level access, follow signs to the "rue Metcalfe" exit. Mansfield Street is located one street east of Metcalfe Street.  To access the Centre via an underground pathway,  go initially towards the "rue Metcalfe" exit but then follow the signs to the "rue Sherbrooke" exit.  This will lead you into the Scotia Bank building which is connected to the Centre. At this point, follow the signs to Centre Mont-Royal.

Metro maps, fares, and further information can be found on the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) website.

Car

Centre Mont-Royal is located at the corner of Mansfield and Sherbrooke Streets, in the heart of downtown Montreal. Web-map tools [such as Google Maps or Yahoo Maps] or your GPS will help you plan your drive to the conference venue or to your hotel/residence accommodations. Using "2200, rue Mansfield, Montreal H3A 3R8" as the destination address will lead you directly to the Centre. For hotel/residence addresses see accommodation section and click on each hotel/residence’s official website.

Bike

Conference delegates are encouraged to cycle around downtown — so don’t forget to bring your helmet! Through its BIXI program, the City of Montreal offers public-use bicycles available at a variety of 24-hour self-serve locations across town. Bike rentals are available from May through November, and can be returned to any BIXI station — not just the one you got it from. Rates start at $5 a day. This service is ideal for biking short distances; change bikes at any BIXI station every 30 minutes to avoid a surcharge. A $250 security deposit on your credit card is required to use this service. For more information, click here.

Walk

Montreal is a very walkable city. Our recommended hotels and residences are all within a 2 to 20 minute walk from Centre Mont-Royal, as are a wide variety of tourist attractions to consider for your free moments.

Hotels / Residences Points of Interest
New Residence Hall map McGill University map
Royal Victoria College map Concordia University map
Grey Nun’s Residence  
map Peel Metro Station map
Hotel Omni Mont-Royal map Train Station map
Residence Inn Marriott map Saint Catherine Street map
Delta Montreal map    
Holiday Inn Midtown map    
Novotel Hotel map    

Parking

Parking is available around Centre Mont-Royal for delegates. You can leave your car in their multi-level indoor parking facility. You will find the parking entrance at 2055 Metcalfe Street, behind the Centre. The cost for parking is $16.75 CDN per day. See map of other parking spaces around the Centre.