Event Details

Dates: 2 - 7 November 2019

Location: Montréal Convention Centre (Palais des Congrès de Montréal)
1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal
Tel: +1 514 871 8122 | +1 800 268 8122

Schedule & Mobile App: https://66.schedule.icann.org

Attendance and Registration

ICANN Meetings are free and open to the public. Participants are responsible for their own travel and accommodations.

Registration will open on site one-day prior to the official start of the meeting. However, pre-registration is strongly encouraged to help ICANN plan for a successful event. All attendees must present valid, government-issued identification at check-in to receive a conference badge.

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Childcare Grant Program

ICANN is making it easier for community members with children (up to 12 years old) to attend ICANN meetings in person by launching the Community Childcare Grants Pilot Program.


To request an invitation letter, please REGISTER for the meeting.

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Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL)

Montréal–Trudeau, is an international airport serving Montreal, Quebec, Canada, located on the Island of Montreal, 20 km (12 mi) from Downtown Montreal.

Trudeau Airport is composed of three passenger terminals:

  • International Terminal
  • Domestic Canadian Terminal
  • États-Unis (USA) Terminal

Airport Transportation

Uber and Rideshare Service: Exit on the Departures or the Arrivals level. Head toward Door 6 on the Departures level or Door 20 on the Arrivals level.

Taxis: There is a taxi queue outside the Arrival Level of the terminal with plenty of drivers in Zone B. Taxi's in Montréal come in a variety of colors, and accept all major credit cards and Canadian dollars. Calculate your estimated taxi fare here.

Private Car Service: Pre-book a private car service between Montréal Trudeau Airport and your hotel through ICANN's contracted Destination Management Company (DMC).

Private Car Service Rates
Vehicle/Occupancy Arrivals (One-Way) Departures (One-Way)
Standard Sedan (up to 3 people) CAD $125 CAD $112
Luxury Sedan/SUV (up to 5 people) CAD $195 CAD $175
Van (up to 9 people) CAD $300 CAD $290

All rates include VAT. All major credit cards accepted for payment. Please confirm final costs, cancellation policies, and terms and conditions prior to booking. Book via email to: icann66@mci-group.com

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Getting around the City

There are many public transportation options for getting around Montréal.

  • Rideshare services such as Uber operate legally in Montréal.
  • Taxis are abundantly available throughout the city.
  • Public metro (subway) transportation operates daily from 5:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. (1:30 a.m. on Saturdays). The average wait time between trains is eight minutes and three minutes during rush hour.
  • Montréal Underground Pedestrian Network used by over 500,000 people daily. This network includes 33 kilometers of walkways with 2,000 shops, restaurants and services.
  • Private Car Service is available through ICANN's contracted Destination Management Company (DMC). Book via email to: icann66@mci-group.com

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Local Restaurants

For information on local restaurants, reservations and transportation service, please see the ICANN66 Montréal Restaurant Guide.

For booking and transportation inquiries, email MCI Group Canada Inc. Please note, a 10% management fee (plus applicable taxes) may apply depending on service requested.

Lunch Options at the Venue (Palais des Congress building)

For assistance, please contact restaurants directly.

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Official Hotels

ICANN negotiates the best available rates at nearby hotels to provide affordable housing options for all attendees. Rates include free breakfast and Wi-Fi when possible and all official hotels are either within walking distance, or a short shuttle ride away from the meeting venue. All rates are subject to availability and booking deadlines. Please confirm deposit and cancellation policies directly with the hotel prior to booking.

DoubleTree by Hilton Montréal

1255 Jeanne Mance Street, Montreal, Quebec, H5B 1E5, Canada | Tel: +1 514 285 1450 | website
Distance from the venue: 400 meters

$284.41 CAD
Approx. $216 USD

Breakfast and Wi-Fi included. Excludes city tax.

The best of downtown is moments away at DoubleTree by Hilton Montreal. Set in the vibrant Quartier des spectacles entertainment district, our hotel is connected to Complexe Desjardins and provides underground access to the convention center and 2 subway stations. We're steps from Place des Arts and Place des Festivals and it's a quick walk to Old Montreal, Notre-Dame Basilica and other top attractions.

Hotel Monville

1041 Rue De Bleury, Montreal, Quebec, H2Z 1M7, Canada | Tel: +1 514 379 2000 | website

$169 CAD
Approx. $130 USD

Wi-Fi included. Excludes breakfast and tax

Remarkable for its panoply of windows offering panoramic views of Montreal, the Monville is a hotel featuring original design, a convivial atmosphere, cutting-edge technology, the best ecological practices, and highly attentive service. At Monville, we’re not content with being good hosts, we want to be the best hosts.

InterContinental Montréal

K360 St. Antoine Street West, Montreal, Quebec H2Y 3X4, Canada | Tel: +1 514 987 9900 | website
Distance from the venue: 100 meters

$314.16 CAD
Approx. $239 USD

Breakfast, Wi-Fi and tax included

The InterContinental Montreal flaunts the perfect alliance of rich historical heritage and the fresh contemporary design. Also, the Intercontinental Montreal likes to reinvent itself with the changing seasons, by introducing a new theme in the hotel's decor every three months. Elegantly overlooking the international business area with its 26-story building with tourelles, the hotel is located above the Montreal World Trade Centre between downtown and Old Montreal. Connected to the underground city, the Montreal Convention Centre and close to two subway stations, the hotel's location will allow you to discover many of the city's points of interest.

Le Westin Montréal

270 Rue St. Antoine Ouest, Montreal, QC H2Y 0A3, Canada | Tel: +1 514 380 3333 | website
Distance from the venue: 100 meters

$249 CAD
Approx. $189 USD

Wi-Fi included. Excludes breakfast and tax

Enjoy renewing experiences at Le Westin Montreal. Nestled between Old Montreal and the downtown business district, our hotel blends old-world charm and modern design, featuring a sleek, 22-story tower and three beautifully restored historic buildings. In our stylish, modern lobby, you are greeted with a multi-sensory welcome, complete with soothing sounds and scents. Settle into our relaxing guest rooms, boasting modern decor, city views, complimentary Wi-Fi, Heavenly® beds and thoughtful amenities.

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International Visitors - General Information

Current Time Zone: Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) – Coordinated Universal Time UTC-4h

Time Zone Change: Sunday, 3 November 2019 EDT to EST -1 hour (DST end) UTC-5h

Languages: French and English

Currency: Canadian dollar ($) (CAD)

International Call Code: +1

Local Emergency Contacts: Ambulance / Fire / Police: 911

A 24/7 Health and Safety Center (HSC) will be available on site to assist with any safety, security, or health concerns during the event.

Average Weather in November: 44°F / 32°F (6°C / 0°C)

Cultural Considerations

When visiting any host country, it is the responsibility of each traveler to learn about visa requirements and stay informed about all information specific to any ICANN meeting location. Check with your local government bureau responsible for international travel for additional information on cultural considerations and local laws that may be different from your country or region of residence.

Many government bureaus responsible for international travel information publish traveler checklists (example here).

Travel Resources

Local Laws and Culture

Health and Safety

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