Held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal Montréal, Québec, Canada

Travel Information

Prepare for your travels this April with our suggested tips below! 

Solidify your travel plans

Before you start planning your itinerary, ensure safe and stress-free travel by planning ahead:

    1. While US residents will just need a current passport to enter the country, most other individuals aside from Canadian residents will need a visa before entering the country. In order to receive a letter of invitation, reach out to Julie May via email at julie.may@aocs.org or phone at +1 693-4815 after you have registered for the meeting.
    2. You will likely have the choice to apply in-person or online. Learn more about applying online for your visa or reach out to your local embassy or consulate to verify fees and requirements and complete all official documents.
    3. Check out the Canada and Québec travel pages in advance for more details and logistics on getting around and maximizing your trip!

Make the most of your time in Montréal!

Not only is Montréal the largest city in Canada’s Québec province, but it’s also the number one location in North America for international events ⁠— and for good reason! Nestled on an island along the Saint Lawrence River and filled with European architecture juxtaposing traditional and modern design, it attracts visitors from all over the world thanks to its rich and historical culture.

There is really no shortage of things to see outside of the meeting. Here are just a few of the many excursions you will want to make time for!

Hike or bus to the top of Mont-Royal.
As Montréal’s namesake, Mont-Royal boasts the best views in the city. The colossal, volcanic-related mountain features the free Belvedere Observatory, as well as a park designed by the renowned landscape architect, Frederick Law Olmsted. Stop at the Oratoire Saint-Joseph on your way down to witness the grandiose, Renaissance-style domed basilica dating back to 1924.

Experience the entertainment of Parc Jean-Drapeau.
Five minutes from downtown Montréal is a bustling park covering two islands. Home of the 1967 World’s Fair, the 1976 Summer Olympics and several other events, Parc Jean-Drapeau has everything, including rollercoasters, interactive art exhibits, live entertainment, drone tours and beyond.

Visit Old Montréal.
Experience the European atmosphere of Montréal’s historic district as you walk along cobblestone roads, greystone buildings and heritage sites. From stunning churches ⁠— including the Notre-Dame Basilica ⁠— to museums, shops and art galleries, the area is sure to transport you to the past.

Spend a day underground.
Montréal’s famous Underground City is a sweeping pedestrian network beneath the city connecting metro stations, shopping plazas, restaurants and cafés. Whether you are avoiding bad weather or just want to explore, it’s a great place to spend a day!

Elevate your vantage point.
Get a lift from La Grande roue de Montréal — Canada’s tallest Ferris wheel. Opened to the public in 2017, the ride, featuring incredible views, was built to celebrate the 375th anniversary of the city.

Embrace the city’s food scene.
With culinary traditions dating back several generations, Montréal is a favorite among foodies and famous chefs alike. From its number one staple — and newly named National Dish — poutine, to smoked meat, bagels, maple syrup and a plethora of street food, you will not run out of dining options.