PLAN YOUR TRIP
Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport is 20 minutes drive to St James Theatre and central Montreal. Inbound travellers will find everything they need upon arrival, including tourist information and various options for making your way to the heart of the city: car rentals, limousine and taxi service, as well as airport shuttles. The 747 Express bus operates 24/7/365, costs $10 and will get you to one of the nine downtown stops in 40 to 60 minutes (depending on traffic). If you take a taxi, a trip downtown will cost you a flat rate of $41, tip not included.
RAIL OR BUS
Many American and Canadian operators come to Montréal, including Orléans Express. You will arrive directly downtown at the Montréal Bus Central Station, which is also connected to the Underground Pedestrian Network via the Berri-UQAM metro station. Further information on the various bus services from American and Canadian cities can be found here
The VIA Rail network connects many major cities to Montréal, and it is by far the easiest way to access downtown. You can choose from 17 daily departures from the Gare centrale, which also gives you access to the Bonaventure métro station, taxi, car sharing, bus, BIXI bike rentals and the Underground Pedestrian Network. You can bring your bike on certain VIA Rail trains too. If you are coming from the United States, the Amtrak trains offer daily departures from many American cities to downtown Montréal. Further information on rail connections can be found here
Taxis are readily available and can be hailed from the street or you can phone for a cab but you’ll have to give an address and name — if you are outside, simply look for the number of a building and stand in the doorway; Local companies include Taxi Diamond (514-273-6331), Taxi Co-op (514-725-9885), Taxi Hochelaga (514-256-9033), Taxi Champlain (514-273-2435), and Taxi Turcot (514-825-8743). A complete list can be found on http://www.canada411.ca/.
Uber is readily available throughout the city.
Bring your e-ticket with you to the event to collect your badge.
Tuesday 9 April: From 2:00 to 8:00
Beat the queues! Collect your badge the day before the event, Tuesday 9 April
Wednesday 10 April: From 7:30
Thursday 11 April: From 8:00
Please also be advised that random security bag checks will be in place at the venue throughout the duration of the event.
Please also remember that visitors to Canada require an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) which should be completed online as soon as possible. Entry into Canada is not permitted without this. This can be done online here
BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM
We’ve secured discounted rates for speakers and delegates attending WSAI Americas. Please note that the week of the summit is a busy period in Montreal and hotels are booking up fast and rates changing daily.
Any questions? We’re here to help! Please contact us