About Montréal

Join the Society of Toxicologic Pathology in Montréal, Québec; Canada’s most diverse metropolis. Visitors find this compact island city great for walking, and can easily and safely explore its vibrant neighborhoods on foot, by use of 450 kilometers of bicycle paths, or by using the affordable public transit. Montréal is also multicultural, boasting more than 80 ethnic communities, and enjoys an outstanding reputation worldwide for gourmet dining.

An international destination of choice, Montréal is easily accessed by land, water, and air. Downtown is a mere 20 minutes from the Pierre-Elliot Trudeau International Airport, which handles some 600 flights daily. Public transit is not only affordable, it’s also a great way to get around the city. Quick, safe, and clean, the metro connects downtown to major tourism attractions, as well as to the numerous bust stops and train stations.

Le Westin Montréal (Headquarters Hotel) and Intercontinental Montréal are located across from the Palais des Congress, Montréal’s Convention Center. Within walking distance, you will find the cobblestone streets of Old Montréal and Old Port, the famous shopping district along Rue Sainte-Catherine, Chinatown, and Bell Centre (home of the Montréal Canadiens hockey team). Vibrant galleries, picturesque cathedrals and classic French-Canadian, ethnic and noveau (new) cuisine restaurants, and sidewalk bistros await you throughout the city. Experience the diverse metropolis of Montréal while renewing old friendships and making new acquaintances.

Don’t forget to ensure you have a valid passport at all times, and in some cases, a visa. American citizens returning home should be aware that there are new customs requirements in effect. For more information, visit the websites of Citizen and Immigration Canada and the US Department of State.

Shopping in Montréal has to be experienced to be truly appreciated, including the cobblestone streets and art galleries of Old Montréal, shops and boutiques of St. Catherine Street, and the Underground City (thousands of stores linked beneath the city streets). Details on the transport of goods can be found on the Canada Border Services Agency website.

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Things To Do

Montréal overflows with activities and events of all kinds. Fabulous shopping, international and regional cuisines of every type, centuries-old historic sites, world-class museums and art galleries, vibrant night life, stunning parks and so much more are right outside for you to discover. Montréal is a city that has something for everyone to enjoy and embrace.

For more information on things to do, where to eat, special events, etc., please visit the Montréal CVB website.

Festivals

Make plans to extend your stay to take part in the world’s largest jazz festival, ranked by Guinness World Records. The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal has been celebrating the passion for music for over three decades. Every year, North America’s French-speaking metropolis welcomes global music fans to 10 days of jazz, where fans of all types of jazz-related music rub shoulders with aficionados of the genre in its purest form. The Festival hosts some 30 countries and 3,000 musicians and public entertainers. The festival takes place in 15 concert halls and on 8 outdoor stages from noon until midnight! The Festival begins June 29 and ends July 8, 2017.

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