July 2–6, 2017
Presented by the
RCCO, & CIOC
Pre & post-festival activities July 1st and 7th
Getting around in Montréal couldn't be easier! You can feel safe and comfortable at any time of day. In addition to a fantastic public-transportation system, many of the Festival venues are within 5 to 25-minute walking distance from each other or from the convention hotel. A great opportunity to explore the beautiful city of Montréal on foot!
As the second-largest city in Canada, there is no shortage of neighbourhoods, parks, and cultural life to explore. The convention hotel is centrally located in downtown Montréal, within walking distance of a number of parks, restaurants, and attractions. Enjoy a walk through the picturesque Mont Royal Park. Stop by the Quartier des spectacles to take in some of the free outdoor concerts for the Montréal International Jazz Festival. View the stunning architecture in the Old Port. Enjoy the exciting nightlife in The Village or the trendy Plateau neighborhood. With the second-highest number of restaurants per capita of any city in North America, you will also find no shortage of gastronimical delights! Visit the Tourism-Montréal website for more ideas on things to do.
With an extensive network of more than 350 km (217 miles) of bike paths, Montréal is widely hailed as the most bike-friendly city in North America. Rental bicycles are available through BIXI, with stations throughout the city where you may park or pick up bikes. Whether exploring the diverse neighborhoods of Montréal, the beautiful parks and Lachine canal, or simply traveling between Festival venues, biking is an excellent option!
The city of Montréal has an extensive and user-friendly network of underground trains (the métro) and buses. All of the Festival venues are accessible by public transit, and the convention hotel is a brief walk from the Peel metro station. An unlimited transit pass (for the duration of the festival) is included with festival registration!
For more information on routes, schedules, and options, please visit the website of the Société de transport de Montréal (STM).