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Palais des congrès

Palais des congrès; © Tourisme Montréal, Stéphan PoulinThe International Polar Year 2012 Conference will be held in Montréal, Canada, at the Palais des congrès. The Palais des congrès is a world-class convention centre located in the heart of downtown Montréal, within walking distance of numerous hotels and restaurants, historic Old Montréal, and the arts and entertainment districts.

An ultra modern facility, the Palais des congrès has earned numerous environmental awards and honours for the green practices it has implemented throughout its facility. From abundant natural light to green roofs and other environmental practices such as reduced water use, extensive recycling and eco-friendly construction materials, the Palais is an environmental performance leader amongst conference facilities.

Welcome to the Palais des congrès de Montréal!


Montréal offers an amazing array of hotel options – from quaint Old Montréal boutique hotels to ultramodern facilities and more affordable rooming options.

Verses Restaurant - © Verses RestaurantIn order to assist you with finding accommodations that suit your needs, conference organizers have reserved rooms in a number of nearby hotels. These special bookings offer conference participants a range of accommodation options in different price ranges.

To secure these preferential rates, hotel reservations must be made through Tourisme Montréal.

All these hotels have either The Green Leaf or The Green Key environmental certifications. To select a hotel that best suits your needs, we recommend that you visit the hotel websites.

The following is a list of official hotels and guaranteed daily rates (CAD$, 15% taxes not included) specifically for the IPY 2012 Conference.

IPY Official Hotels Rate (CAD$) Distance Included
Auberge YWCA $50 30 min. Public transportation required
Delta Centre-Ville Headquarters Hotel $159 5 min.  
Hilton Montréal Bonaventure $185 10 min.  
Holiday Inn Express Hôtel & Suites $141 10 min. Breakfast served
Holiday Inn Select Montréal Centre-Ville $163 5 min.
Hyatt Regency Montréal $189 5 min.  
Hôtel Le Dauphin Montréal Centre-ville $139 5 min. Breakfast served
Hôtel Terrasse Royale $119 20-25 min. Public transportation required
Hôtel InterContinental Montréal $189 5 min.  
Quality Inn Centre-ville $85 30 min. Public transportation required
Westin Hotel $189 5 min.