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29th Annual Conference – Travel Information


29th IADMS Annual Conference

Montreal, Quebec, Canada

 Thursday, October 24 – Sunday, October 27, 2019
* Friday, October 25, 2019 - A Day for Teachers
* Saturday October 26, 2019 - A Day for Medics

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Getting Around Montreal


By Plane
You will fly into the Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) or Montréal–Trudeau, formerly known as Montréal–Dorval International Airport.  YUL is an international airport serving Montreal, Quebec, Canada, located on the Island of Montreal, 20 km from Downtown Montreal. If flying from the US, major airlines include AirCanada, American Airlines, Delta, and United. Other major international airlines that service YUL include, British Airways, Icelandair, KLM, and Lufthansa.

By Train
VIA Rail operates Canada’s national passenger rail service on behalf of the Government of Canada and provides a safe, cost-effective, and environmentally responsible service from coast to coast. You will arrive at the Montreal Central Station train station, which is located under the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, near Bonaventure Metro or McGill Metro.

If you wish to buy your tickets overseas, you can find out how on the Via Rail website.


From the Airport
The DoubleTree by Hilton is 20 km/12 miles away from the airport, with a driving time of approximately 30 minutes.  You can take a cab from the airport to downtown, which will cost approximately CA$41.

The STM, the Montreal Transport Society, provides public transportation information in Montreal. There is a public shuttle bus (No. 747) that runs 24/7 between downtown and the Montréal–Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL). There are two routes – one drops visitors off downtown, making 11 stops along the way. The other is a straight shot to the Lionel-Groulx station, where you can hop on a metro train to your desired destination. Rides cost CA$10 per person. You can visit the STM website to view schedules, apps for convenience, and more.

From the Train Station
The Montreal Central Train Station is approximately 1 km, a 12minute walk to the DoubleTree by Hilton. To find out more about train schedules, the Central Train Station, and tickets visit the Via Rail website.

Parking at the DoubleTree by Hilton
Self-parking is CA$22 per day (CA$12 per day on weekend).
Valet parking is CA$32 (6 feet clearance).


The city operates an extensive public transportation system that includes both underground rail (Métro) and 220 bus lines. The city's 68 Métro stations are marked clearly above ground by blue and white signs and are easily navigable. There are four color-coded lines with plotted routes. Above ground, public buses fill out areas that the Métro doesn't cover. While buses are sometimes a little tricky to figure out, the Montreal Transport Society's website offers tools and apps to help you plan your trip.

Fares are charged by the ride, not by distance, and the price is the same for the buses and Métro. Single fares cost CA$3.25, and there are discounts for children, students, and senior citizens. To save money, consider purchasing a one-day unlimited-ride card for CA$10 or a three-day card for CA$18. If you're visiting on the weekend, you can purchase an Unlimited Weekend pass – valid from 4:00pm Friday to 5:00am Monday – for CA$13.75. There's also an Unlimited Evening pass for CA$5, which is valid from 6:00pm to 5:00am.

Taxi and Car Rideshare
Taxis are readily available throughout the city, and the Uber and Lyft smartphone app also operates in Montreal.

By Car
Google Maps is accurate and convenient to use in Montreal.


Most people need a visa OR an Electronic Travel Authorization to travel to Canada – not both. Some people may only need their valid passport.

Find out what documentation is required for your trip to Montreal, Canada here.


It is strongly recommended that delegates take out comprehensive medical, travel, and personal insurance prior to the commencement of travel in the unlikely event that unforeseen circumstances affect the meeting or your travel plans.


Any and all parts of the 29th IADMS Annual Conference, A Day for Teachers, A Day for Medics, and related events as described herein are subject to change. The International Association for Dance Medicine & Science is not liable for damages of any nature sustained by delegates or accompanying persons, or loss of, or damage to, their personal property as a result of the conference or related events.

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