Travel and accommodation

Conference hotel:

Best Western Ville-Marie Hotel & Suites

·         Rooms with 1 Queen bed: $159.00 single occupancy, $169.00 double occupancy + taxes

·         Rooms with 2 Queen beds: $159.00 single occupancy, $169.00 double occupancy + taxes

* Room rates includes breakfast

* Room rates valid through Sunday October 30th, if you wish to extend your stay.

Guests can may make their reservations as follows:



Call 1-800-361-7791, mention bloc name “McGill University Library” and complete reservation. 


1.       Click on

2.       Enter arrival / departure dates

3.       Enter group code: LIBRARY

4.       Select type of room

5.       Complete reservation


Please note that rooms will be held until October 7th, 2016.

Group discount will not be applied to any reservations made after this date.



Getting to Montreal

By plane

The Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, which serves 600 flights daily, is situated on the west island of Montreal.

By Bus from the Airport

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

Travel times from the airport to downtown will vary from 45 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic conditions. The service includes 9 stops downtown and costs $10 one way. You can purchase a ticket at the International Currency Exchange (ICE) counter or from fare vending machines at International Arrivals, or pay exact change (coins only) on the bus. The express bus stops at the Lionel Groulx metro station. Take the metro green line for 3 stops to Peel metro station, Peel/Maisonneuve exit. The conference hotel, the Best Western Ville-Marie, is located at 3407 Peel, at the corner of Sherbrooke West. 

If you prefer not to use the metro, the Express bus 747 stops on René Lévesque Boulevard at the corner of Peel. You can expect a good 12-minute walk to reach the Centre Mont-Royal, located north of René Lévesque Boulevard at the corner of Peel and Sherbrooke streets. However, taxis are readily available in this area to transport you in less than 5 minutes. 

Maps of STM's transit system are available on the STM website.

By Taxi from the Airport (and around the city)

The fixed rate for taxis from the Montreal airport to downtown Montreal is $40.00 (plus tip). To see information about taxi fares from the airport, see the Aéroports de Montréal website.

Téo Taxi - new taxi service with app for from the Airport or around the city

I'm Téo, a taxi service like no other. I'm 100% electric and I invite you to join me in helping to make the world a greener, cleaner place. I'll be using state-of-the-art technology to get you from point A to B in our wonderful city of Montreal, and I promise to offer you the best and friendliest service in town.

By train

Canada’s rail network service is VIA Rail Canada. All trains stop at the Central Station, which is connected to the underground metro station Bonaventure, on the orange metro line.

By bus

Several Canadian and American motorbus companies travel to Montreal, including Orléans Express and Greyhound. The central bus station in Montreal is located downtown and connects to the metro station Berri-UQAM, where the green, orange, and yellow metro lines meet.

The Megabus stops downtown near the metro station Bonaventure. You can walk north on Peel to the hotel or take a taxi.

By car

Many roads and highways service Montreal. The Island of Montreal is accessible by the Champlain, Jacques Cartier, and Victoria bridges, as well as by the Louis-Hippolyte Lafontaine tunnel. Please note that right-hand turns on a red light are strictly prohibited on the Island of Montreal.


Feeling hungry? 

Montreal has so many options when it comes to food. The following map has a bunch of suggestions! 

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