Take advantage of several great hotels that are holding rooms for attendees of CHI2006. Montreal offers a wide selection of accommodations and we have taken extra steps to ensure that there are rooms for all budgets and tastes.
The best source for tourism information is Tourisme Québec's Infotouriste Centre-the only facility of its kind in North America to offer such a wide range of services. You can call or visit the Infotouriste Centre in person.
Visitor Call Center
Get tourism information on Montréal and Québec's 20 regions.
The Infotouriste Centre offers free tourist information about Montréal, and the rest of the Province of Québec, as well as many useful services. You can find out about hotel reservations, guided tours, currency exchange, cruises, travel agencies and car rentals.
Tourist Welcome Office Old Montréal
You'll also find tourist information about Montréal at the Tourist welcome office Old Montréal. They offer the tourist bus maps, road maps, telephone cards, the Museums Pass and the bicycle-path pass, in addition to regular tourist information.
Public transport is a great way to get around Montréal. Notice those big blue signs with the white arrows? That's the way to the city's underground métro system - one of the safest in the world. The métro is fast and it links all of downtown and major tourist destinations, as well as connecting to Montréal's frequent bus service and the train.
You can purchase individual tickets, or convenient one- or three-day passes for unlimited travel on bus and métro.
If your trip requires both métro and bus, make sure to get a transfer from the bus driver or in the métro station (the tall silver boxes once you're inside the turnstiles); transfers are valid for 90 minutes. The time that is printed on it indicates when the validity period will end.