BIO is excited to return to Montreal in 2015 and hold the conference at the Palais des congrès de Montréal. Situated in the beautiful Old City portion of Montreal, this venue is easily accessible from the official hotel room blocks at the Hyatt Regency, Le Westin, the Intercontinental and the Embassy Suites. Book your hotel room now.
Montréalers really know how to live, with a passion for fabulous food, exciting nightlife and making every day a celebration. From cobblestone streets and historic architecture in Old Montréal, to sleek office towers and shopping downtown, Montréal stands out.
Summer marks the famous festival season and the Just for Laughs Festival will take place during BIO World Congress. Be sure to check the line-up when it is posted this spring.
- View the 2015 Montréal Tourism Guide
- View a sample itinerary and learn more about summer in Montreal
- View the TripAdivsor page
- View the Lonely Planet page
Traveling to Montreal
An international destination of choice, Montréal is easily accessed by land, water and air. Downtown is a mere 20 minutes from the Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), which handles some 600 flights daily. Public transit is not only affordable; it’s also a great way to get around the city. Quick, safe and clean, the metro connects downtown to major tourism attractions, as well as to numerous bus stops and train stations. If you prefer getting around by taxi, it’s easy to flag one down on the street. You’ll also find them at one of the city’s many taxi stands or in front of most major hotels. A trip to the airport from downtown will cost you a flat rate of $40 Canadian—not including tip.
Don’t forget to ensure you have a valid passport at all times, and in some cases, a visa. American citizens returning home should also be aware that there are new customs requirements in effect. For more information, visit the Web sites of Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the U.S. Department of State.
Transportation from the Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport