Why Montréal | Palais des congrès de Montréal

Why MontréalThe Americas' favourite host city for international conferences

Vibrant and ever the trendsetter, Montréal is the culture and food capital of Canada. Its European heritage, friendly people, lively streets, openness to the world, festive ambiance and safe environment charm visitors time after time. Say hello to a host city that is truly exceptional.

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Chiffre 10whys that make all the difference

The list of assets that set Montréal apart from other convention cities is long. Widely reputed for its innovative qualities, Montréal is a both a city steeped in history and a dynamic tech hub, where research and joie de vivre live hand in hand. Certified as a sustainable destination since 2017, Montréal is the top host city in the Americas for international conferences.


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The most accessible island anywhere

Montréal is only a direct flight away from 150+ destinations worldwide. And downtown is just a few minutes’ drive from the airport. Essentially, the city is readily accessible in every sense — no stops, no worries.


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A cosmopolitan atmosphere open to the world

Everyone feels at home in Montréal. Historically rooted in a mix of cultures, it is a treasure trove of diversity. Whether you walk it, bike it, use public transit, drive through it or boat alongside it, the city has something for everyone — from the iconic Saint-Laurent boulevard that runs through Chinatown, Little Portugal, Greektown and Little Italy, to the Quartier des spectacles arts and entertainment district, bustling downtown, buzzing nightlife and numerous attractions.


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Food fit for a city with an international flavour

Refined, creative, world-class, when it comes to cuisine, Montréal lays it all on the table. From street food and food trucks to five-star restaurants, craft beer pubs, cafés and wine bars, the city is home to 7,000+ eateries reflecting all cultures and tastes.


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A fun, safe destination

Day or night, strolling through the lively streets of Montréal is pure pleasure. What awaits you is a dynamic cultural experience, kilometres of bike paths, tons of joie de vivre and the legendary safety of a city you can enjoy with total peace of mind.


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From major hotels to bed and breakfasts, dream accommodations all around

With 4,000+ rooms directly linked to the Palais via Montréal’s underground city and 16,000+ rooms within 10 minutes’ walking distance, Montréal is home to an unparalleled range of accommodations for all budgets. Less commuting, more resting, lodging in Montréal amounts to waking up feeling inspired and to more productive days.


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McGill University

University city and development hub

Montréal is a leading knowledge hub and Canada’s research capital. The fields it excels in are in the world’s most innovative and creative sectors.

UK-based Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a higher education company, ranks McGill University among the top 40 in the world.


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Cultural and business life surrounded by green: so naturally Montréal

Made up of charming boroughs teeming with hotels, restaurants and tourist attractions, Montréal enjoys a resolutely active urban environment. Known for its bike paths and magnificent parks, including that of Mount Royal (the joggers’ paradise designed by the same landscape architect who devised New York’s Central Park), Montréal feels alive indoors and outdoors, welcoming visitors into its trademark joie de vivre.


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Shopping and Montréal’s underground city

Montréal’s got style! No wonder it is Canada’s fashion capital. Known for the quality of its boutiques and designers, Montréal offers a shopping experience that is truly special, whether you’re streetfront browsing or shop-hopping indoors sheltered from bad weather. Montréal’s underground city is a 33 km pedestrian network that connects most of the downtown stores and hotels — and the Palais des congrès too. A must-visit.


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Canadian leader in sustainable tourism



Did you know? A perennial innovator, Montréal is focused on sustaining what makes it unique. The city has been at the forefront of sustainable tourism and its biodiversity initiatives are setting the standard globally. Montréal is the first city in Canada to join the Global Destination Sustainability Index (GDS-Index).


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The world’s best maple syrup!

Maple syrup represents the most delicious strand of Québec’s DNA, and the most versatile. Whether in its purest form or expertly prepared, we enjoy it the classic way (as a dessert or brunch staple), or as a gourmet ingredient (in our local cuisine restaurants). It is a quintessential treat, and a delectable way to satisfy your sweet tooth, and ask for more!


This way to beautiful Montréal!


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