About the Host

ICANN has entrusted RENDEZ-VOUS MONTREAL 66 as the official host of the conference. RVM 66 is a non-profit organization created to increase the impact of the 66th ICANN Meeting. As such, its mandate is to obtain logistical, financial or technological support from public or private partners, to organize and fund activities highlighting the local, regional and national know-how and culture.

RVM 66 is also committed to support ICANN in any aspect where RVM 66 can be useful.

Event Details

Dates: 2-7 November 2019

Location: Montréal Convention Centre
(Palais des Congrès de Montréal)

1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle, Montréal

Telephone: 514-871-8122 | 800-268-8122

Schedule & Mobile App: Available 14 October 2019


Attendance and Participation

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

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged. Registration will open on site one-day prior to the official start of the meeting. All attendees must present valid, government-issued identification at check-in to receive conference badge.

Affordable options for accommodations near the meeting venue are listed below.


TRAVEL


Do I need a Visa?

Visa requirements for Canada
List of countries that don't need a visa

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


HOTELS


ICANN has negotiated special rates for all attendees, and will have the hotel guarantee the lowest possible room rate inclusive of Internet and breakfast. Hotel options are either within walking distance or a short shuttle ride away. 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

Rates: (includes breakfast and Wi-Fi. Excludes city tax)
Standard Room: $284.41 CAD / Approx. $216 USD


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

Rates: (includes Wi-Fi / excludes breakfast and tax)
Standard Room: $169 CAD / Approx. $130 USD


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

Rates: (includes breakfast, Wi-Fi and tax)
Standard Room: $314.16 CAD / Approx. $239 USD

This hotel is currently SOLD OUT. Please check availability at another hotel.

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

Rates: (includes Wi-Fi / excludes breakfast and tax)
Standard Room: $249 CAD / Approx. $189 USD

This hotel is currently SOLD OUT. Please check availability at another hotel.

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 multisensory 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.

 

 


TRANSPORTATION


MONTRÉAL-PIERRE ELLIOTT TRUDEAU INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), located approximately 20 minutes from downtown Montréal, offers regular and charter domestic, transborder (U.S.) and international flights. It offers passengers a variety of products and services. About fourteen million passengers pass through this airport every year.

Trudeau Airport is composed of three passenger terminals:

  • International Terminal

  • Domestic Canadian Terminal

  • États-Unis (USA) Terminal

Transportation from the Airport

There is a taxi queue outside the Arrival Level of the terminal with plenty of taxi drivers in Zone B. Uber and rideshare service pickup is in Zone A and Zone B.

Taxi's in Montréal come in a variety of colors, and generally accept all taxi Canadian cash or credit cards.

Calculate your estimated taxi fare here.

Private Car Service:

Information for private car service will be posted soon, please check back.


Getting around the City

There are many public transportation options for getting around Montréal.

Rideshare Services:

Rideshare services such as Uber operate legally in Montréal.

Taxis:

  • 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.

INTERNATIONAL VISITORS


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 local laws that may be different from your country or region of residence.

The travel resource links below are provided as a convenience for participants. These links come from third-party resources, are given for illustrative purposes, and have not been verified or reviewed by the ICANN organization. Sources include both private and government websites.


GENERAL INFORMATION

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

Time Change Notice: Daylight Saving Time (DST) ends on November 3, 2019 (Back 1 hour).

Languages: French is the city's official language. English is widely spoken.

Currency: Canadian dollar is the currency of Canada. It is abbreviated with the dollar sign $, or sometimes Can$ or C$ to distinguish it from other dollar-denominated currencies.

International Call Code: +1

Business Workweek: Monday – Friday

Weather in November

Montréal weather in November is very cool at 1.4 °C (34.52 °F). Afternoons are slightly warmer with average high temperatures reaching 5.3 °C (41.5 °F). Overnight temperatures are generally cold with an average low of -2.5 °C (27.5 °F).


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.


CULTURAL CONSIDERATIONS

The Government of Canada website provides useful information about traveller essentials, practical information, and Tourisme Montréal offers cultural considerations.

Check with your local government bureau responsible for international travel for additional information and recommendations for cultural considerations.


HEALTH & SAFETY

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.

Both the World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide valuable information for travelers to international destinations.

Local Emergency Contacts:

  • Ambulance / Fire / Police: 911

LOCAL LAWS & CUSTOMS

As a guest in any country, you are responsible for understanding and respecting the local laws and customs.

ICANN recommends checking with your local government bureau responsible for international travel for additional information on local laws that may be different from your country or region of residence.


TRAVEL RESOURCES

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

Tourisme Montréal contains useful information for travelers.