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Montréal

Cosmopolitan, creative and chic — an invitation to meet in Montréal is always captivating

Undeniably stylish. Dynamic. Cosmopolitan. A centuries-old island city with a dual personality: where old-world charms meets high tech innovation, and French meets English — seamlessly. Planners appreciate the diversity of accommodations, off-site venues and the state-of-the-art convention centre at the core of this cultural crossroad, while delegates are dazzled by the city’s unmistakable “joie de vivre.” Gourmet dining, trend-setting entertainment and a never-ending party vibe perpetually land Montreal at the top of everyone’s list of favourite convention and incentive destinations.

TOTAL GUEST ROOMS

27,000

TOTAL MEETING SPACE

90,596 sq m | 975,176 sq ft

PALAIS DES CONGRÈS DE MONTRÉAL CONVENTION CENTRE

51,280 sq m | 551,520 sq ft |
3,240 Gala

BIGGEST HOTEL BALLROOM

1,871 sq m | 12,885 sq ft |
1,250 Gala

Experts to help you plan
Tourisme Montréal

Entering Canada
Destination Canada

Time Zone
Eastern Time Zone

Current Time

This place is perfect for meetings that:

  • Want to meet in the top destinations — Montréal is the leader amongst North American cities for conventions, and one of Canada’s top destinations for incentive programs
  • Focus on innovation: Montréal’s life sciences, ICT, gaming and aerospace pros can round out your speakers list
  • Embrace the hustle and bustle of a large urban centre
  • Look for impressive, world-class venues and first class service
  • Want to generate buzz and leave a lasting impression on their members

You can count on:

  • Open hearts. Open minds. Montréal is open for business.
  • Hotels for every size of group, taste and budget
  • Ultra-modern and beautiful state-of- the-art, sustainably operated convention centre
  • Off-site venues ranging from historic sites to enchanting natural settings
  • Getting down to business in both national languages – French and English spoken here
  • More than one request for free time for shopping stylish Ste.-Catherine Street

MOVING YOUR PEOPLE

Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) to your registration desk: 20-minute drive

Once you’re here: Uber, Bixi self-service bike rental, horse-drawn carriage, river and jet boats, Metro system

BEFORE — AFTER — IN-BETWEEN MEETINGS

PLANNING ESSENTIALS

Get a good night’s rest

Visitors to Montréal have accommodation options that include familiar names like Delta, Fairmont, Hilton, Hyatt, Marriott, Ritz Carlton, Sheraton, and Westin. Charmingly local picture-perfect boutique hotels, and ritzy independent properties also rate among the best in the world.

Montréal ’s 33-kilometre “underground city” – the largest of its kind in the world – links 4,000 hotel rooms to the Palais des Congrès de Montréal, as well as to shopping centres, banks, activities, attractions, the Metro and much more.

Stretch your budget in Canada

It’s a fact. Event dollars go further in Canada. With the Canadian dollar hovering between 25 and 30% below the U.S. dollar, planners are encouraged to enhance their meeting experience here. Dollars saved on the program requirements can translate into more bells and whistles or your bottom line, you pick.

Groups coming from outside Canada may be eligible for tax incentives — inquire at time of booking.

Foreign Exchange

Biggest bang for your meeting buck

October to April

Weather

Spring

0°C to 12°C

32°F to 53.6°F

Summer

14°C to 26°C

57.2°F to 78.8°F

Fall

4°C to 14°C

39.2°F to 57.2°F

Winter

-12°C to -2°C

10.4°F to 28.4°F

Here's how we can help you get planning

The team at Business Events Canada helps meeting planners bring corporate, association and incentive events to Canada. Contact our team for:

  • Inspiration
  • Impartial insights
  • Introductions
  • Bid assistance
  • Planning tool kit