Change of Entry Requirement to Canada
A new entry requirement, known as an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA), is now in effect for visa-exempt foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air.
Exceptions include U.S. citizens and travelers with a valid Canadian visa. Canadian citizens, including dual citizens, and Canadian permanent residents cannot apply for an eTA. All eligible travelers flying will need to apply online for an eTA before travel. The cost of the eTA is 7 CAD per passenger. Find out if you need an eTA or apply.
Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport
From the airport, there are two options to get to downtown Montréal:
It will take about 30 minutes (off-peak hours) to get to the official hotel Hyatt Regency Montréal. Taxis ask for a fixed rate of 40 CAD to take you to a downtown destination.
The Express 747 bus, operated by the STM (Société de transports de Montréal), takes about 45 minutes and will drop you off near the hotel (stop: René-Lévesque/Jeanne-Mance). A ticket is 10 CAD. You can ask the driver to let you know when you've reached the stop.
Airport website: www.admtl.com
STM (Société de transports de Montréal) website: www.stm.info/en
Montréal Central Train Station
If you arrive by train, you will get off at the central station (895 de la Gauchetière West). The train station is located less than 1.2 miles (2 kilometers) from the Hyatt Regency Montréal.
Travel via train within Canada: VIA Trail Canada
Travel via train from the United States: Amtrak (Toll-free number: 1 800 USA-RAIL)
Getting Around in Montréal
The Hyatt Regency Montréal and the main congress site, Place des Arts, are very close to each other. They are connected via an underground pathway.
Here are the taxi rates in Montréal:
3.50 CAD at the start + 1.80 CAD per kilometer + 0.65 CAD per minute waiting
To get around by bus and metro:
3.25 CAD per trip / 1 day pass: 10 CAD / 3 days pass: 18 CAD / weekly pass: 25.75 CAD
For more information about public transit in Montréal: www.stm.info/en
East-West Street Directions in Montréal
Certain streets are divided into two parts: East (Est in French) and West (Ouest in French) with two equivalent numbers for each side. For example there is a 100 Sherbrooke East and a 100 Sherbrooke West and they are in two different locations. As a point of reference, Saint-Laurent Boulevard divides the city into East and West.