Montreal is known for its urban lifestyle balanced with adequate green spaces. It has travel connections from anywhere around the globe. This bilingual cosmopolitan city has 6000+ restaurants, numerous festivals, museums and theaters. This makes Montreal a perfect place to attend the International Congress of Applied Psychology (ICAP) 2018. You can expect more sign boards in French and very few in English. The downtown area in Montreal is where most of the travelers spend time and here the services are in both English and French. ICAP 2018 is expected to be a spectacular event with an interesting theme and venue. See more on theme of the conference.
Telephone Services And Time Zone
These are the important factors that you should know when you travel to Montreal. Area code used in the island of Montreal is 514, and areas outside of the island like, Laval, the North Shore, and the South Shore use 450. The phone numbers are of 10 digits and if you need to make a local call from a phone booth, it will cost you 50 cents. Being the Eastern Time zone of North America, Montreal is 4 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time during the summer (Eastern Daylight, EDT).
How To Travel To Montreal (By Air, Rail Or Car)
Montreal is easily accessible and convenient through all modes of transport, whether its land, water or air. If you are coming by a flight you will land into Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL). Rail routes (Central station in downtown Montreal) cover 450 towns and even numerous American destinations. By car the highway distances are like, Quebec- 257 km/ 160 mi – 2 hr 50 min, Ottawa- 204 km/ 127 mi – 2 hr, Toronto- 546 km/ 340 mi – 5 hr 20 min, Boston- 512 km/318 mi – 5 hr and for New York- 608 km/ 378 mi – 6 hr.
Before traveling to Canada make sure you have a valid passport, and for ICAP 2018 Congress, please review Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s List of Countries for entry to clarify your Visa requirements. It is advisable to apply for a visa once your attendance is confirmed, as it may take months to process.
Journey From Downtown From YUL Airport
The Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL), is located approximately 20km (12.43 miles) or 25 minutes from the center of the city. The airport bus line service 747 express runs 24 hours a day and 7 days a week and it runs between the airport and downtown Montreal in 45-60 minutes. Taxi rate from the airport to the city is $40 and the minimum meter charge is $17. Once you reach the city center you can walk around the city, or just take a public transport or taxi.