General information


Congress Venue

Centre Mont-Royal

2200 Mansfield Street

Montreal Quebec, H3A 3R8


Airport Information

Montréal-Trudeau Airport is located in Dorval, about 20 minutes away from downtown Montréal. Here are the best ways to get to the Centre Mont-Royal from the airport:

The 747 bus line service runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, between the Montréal-Trudeau airport and downtown Montréal (corner of Mansfield Street and René-Lévesque Street - René-Lévesque / Mansfield Bus Stop).Travel time may vary between 45 to 60 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Fares can be purchased from the automated dispensers on the international arrivals level.

You can catch a taxi near the central exit on the Arrivals level of Montréal-Trudeau Airport. Taxi rates are fixed at $40 to downtown, and for all other destinations you will have a minimum charge of $17. Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Some drivers accept U.S. currency but provincial regulations require customers to pay in Canadian currency.

General information

Language: All documents used during the AVM 2018 Congress will be written in English.

Climate: The average temperature in October in Montreal is 9ºC (48ºF) varying between 4ºC (39ºF) and 14ºC (57ºF). Temperatures rarely dip below zero, but it is best to bring a warm jacket. There is also a likelihood of rain.

Currency: The official currency in Montreal is The Canadian Dollar. All major credit cards are accepted.

Dialling Code: The Canada country code +1 will allow you to call Canada from another country.

GMT: MT/UTC -5 (Eastern Time)

Electricity: 110-120V AC, 60Hz, two-pin flat bladed pins are standard.

Liability and Insurance:

The Congress Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participant.

Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Travel rebate

All SkyTeam member airlines, Official Alliance Network for AVM Congress, offer attractive airfares for participants.

SkyTeam comprises 20 leading international airlines: Aeroflot, Aerolíneas Argentinas, Aeroméxico, Air Europa, Air France, Alitalia, China Airlines, China Eastern, China Southern, Czech Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Kenya Airways, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Middle East Airlines, Saudia, TAROM, Vietnam Airlines and Xiamen Air, serving 1,052 destinations in 177 countries with over 16,323 flights daily.

Please note: Booking with this preferential fare is subject to proof of eligibility. You will receive an eligibility letter with your registration confirmation. Do not forget to download this document or take with you a proof of your registration to the Course.

Book your trip


Find out if you need a visa
Most people need a visa or an Electronic Travel Authorization to travel to Canada. Some people may only need their valid passport. Answer a few questions to find out what you need to travel to, or transit through, Canada.

Get your Visa Information


Few words about Canada !

Capital: Ottawa

Population: 33 679 000

Area: 9 984 670 KM2

Languages: Canada has two official languages: English and French. You can get all official federal government services, publications and documents in both languages.

Provinces and territories:

Map of Canada

  • Alberta (AB)
  • British Columbia (BC)
  • Manitoba (MB)
  • New Brunswick (NB)
  • Newfoundland and Labrador (NL)
  • Northwest Territories (NT)
  • Nova Scotia (NS)
  • Nunavut (NU)
  • Ontario (ON)
  • Prince Edward Island (PE)
  • Quebec (QC)
  • Saskatchewan (SK)
  • Yukon (YT)


Learn more


Video about Montreal


Creative, cosmopolitan, cutting-edge or chic—call it what you want, one thing’s for sure: Montréal is captivating. Few can resist the charm of this smart and spirited city, whose flair for cultivating one of the coolest lifestyles on the planet plays out daily.

Old in soul, but young at heart, Montréal has a storied past that includes First Nations settlement, French colony and a British stronghold. Its name comes from its centerpiece—the majestic Mont Royal, a gentle mountain that, throughout history, has been its backbone and backyard.

From small beginnings, Montréal has blossomed into of the world’s most modern and dynamic metropolises. You can see its European heritage shining though in the beautiful 18th-century buildings and cobblestone streets of Old Montréal. A few streets over, the buzz of its dynamic downtown reveals that it’s just as on-trend, cutting-edge and wildly creative.

Montréal lives in both French and English, but its multicultural population is really what shapes the cuisine, culture and conversation here. Food, from scrumptious patisseries to local pints and luscious produce to the ever-popular poutine, is enjoyed heartily and happily. Ideas are shared and debated, often passionately. And festivals are flocked to, with jazz, dance, comedy, film and fireworks some of the array of favourites. Cafés, bars, clubs, galleries, museums and boutiques crowd the streets. Summer through winter, people love to go out.

A gateway to North America that’s just an hour from the U.S. border, Montréal is easy to get to, with direct flights from most major international destinations. Getting around this safe and compact island city is easy, whatever means you choose, and BIXI bike or public transit, which includes bus and subway, are all great options.


More information