Visitors entering Canada must present a valid passports and, in certain areas, a visa. It is strongly recommended that you carry your passport with you at all times for identity purposes. Before entering Canada, all visitors are responsible for ensuring that they have the required documents necessary. For more information, visit Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
When making your arrangements to travel to Canada, it is important to state that you are traveling to attend a scientific conference. The requirements for traveling for business purposes are more involved than traveling to attend a conference.
Traveling to Canada from the United States
Passports are required for all United States citizens traveling to Canada. Check your passport to ensure it is current. More details about travel to Canada can be found here.
Please be aware that conference participants from particular countries are required to have a Visa to enter Canada. Visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website to access a list of countries that require a Visa.
If you require a Visa, please apply for a Tourist Visa. Please note that depending on where you are traveling from it can take up to two months to process a VISA application, longer if the application is not complete. The timing may vary based on where you apply for your VISA. Please start the process early to ensure you will have everything you need before the meeting.
If you need a letter from the Society of Toxicologic Pathology, please send us an email as soon as possible.
Air, Car, and Ground Transportation
The Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL) International Airport is located approximately 12 miles/20 kilometers from Le Westin Montréal and the InterContinental Montréal hotels. These hotels do not provide shuttle service. An estimated taxi fare: $40CAD (one way) and takes approximately 20 minutes without traffic.
- 747 Express Bus—The 747 bus line service runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, between the Montréal-Trudeau airport and downtown Montréal (corner of Berri and Sainte-Catherine-Berri-UQAM métro station).
- The trip will take around 40 minutes depending on traffic. Use the stop at the corner of René-Lévesque and Jeanne Mance for Le Westin Montréal and the InterContinental hotels.
- Fares can be purchased from the automated dispensers on the international arrivals level. The $10 CAD fare can also be paid in cash with exact change on board the bus. Only coins are accepted (no bank bills).
- For more information, you may inquire at the STM information counter located in the international arrivals area, ask one of the STM representatives near the bus stop outside the airport or visit the STM website.
- Taxi—You can get a taxi or limousine at the arrivals level near the central exit located in front of the cloakroom, where a dispatcher will assist you. No reservation is required. All taxi and limousine operators working out of Montréal–Trudeau are required to have a permit and to comply with its terms and conditions. Occasionally, during periods of excessive demand, Aéroports de Montréal may call an outside operator.
- A certain number of limited mobility adapted taxis are available at Montréal–Trudeau. Speak to the dispatcher.
- Taxi fares are by meter for all other destinations except downtown.
- Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards are accepted. Some drivers accept US currency, but provincial regulations require customers to pay in Canadian currency.
- Mixed fare to downtown: $40 CAD
- Minimum fares: $17 CAD
Please note that all prices are subject to change.
Many rental companies are located at the Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL) International Airport i For the complete list please visit the airport website.
Le Westin Montréal
Valet Parking (rates are subject to change)
Daily: $20 CAD
Overnight: $33 CAD
Parking (rates are subject to change) – available in the Montréal World Trade Centre
Self Parking: $25 CAD
Valet Parking: $34 CAD