Hotel AccommodationsHotel Bonaventure Reservations
Hotel Bonaventure Montreal will serve as the host hotel for the NESO Annual Meeting. Sleeping rooms are $219 (CAD) + tax/per night and can be reserved here. As of August 7, 2023, the night of Saturday, 10/21, is sold out at the Hotel Bonaventure. Rooms ARE AVAILABLE on Thursday (10/19) and Friday (10/20) nights, but reserve your room soon before they sell out.
The group rate is based on night stay and room type. Discounted rates will be offered based on availability, three days before the conference dates, and are also available for upgraded rooms or suites, as listed. Reservations must be made on or before September 19, 2023 to guarantee the group rates.
*Hotel room rates are subject to applicable taxes (currently 3.5%) in effect at the time of checkout. Room rates are available to attendees during the program dates, based on availability of general inventory rooms. Contact Meg Taft if you have problems reserving a date outside the program dates. The discounted rate may not apply outside program dates.
We anticipate rooms will sell quickly so we encourage you to make your reservation as soon as possible! The discounted group rates are available until September 19, 2023, or until the room block is full.
Fairmont Queen Elizabeth is a 5-minute walk to the Annual Meeting venue (Hotel Bonaventure).Fairmont Reservations
Montreal Marriott Chateau Champlain is a 3-minute walk to the Annual Meeting venue (Hotel Bonaventure)Marriott Chateau Champlain Reservations
Air Canada is pleased to offer flight discounts for the NESO Annual Meeting in Montreal.
For North America – 5% off standard fares, 10% flex & up
For International Travel – 10% on standard fares & up
Simply add the code MR37FVH1 in the promotion box when you book your flight at www.aircanada.com and the discounts will automatically calculate for you. Discounts also apply 7 days pre & post the event dates to provide more flexibility. For any question, reach out to email@example.com . Enjoy your flight!
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US Citizens: Passport/Visa Requirements for entering Canada
Canadian law requires that all persons entering Canada carry proof of citizenship and identity. A valid U.S. passport, passport card, or NEXUS card satisfies these requirements for U.S. citizens.
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Mobile Passport Control (App)
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NEXUS: Trusted Traveler Program
NEXUS is designed to speed up border crossings into Canada and the United States (U.S.) for low-risk, pre-approved travelers. It is jointly run by the Canada Border Services Agency and U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
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Non-US Citizens: Passport/Visa Requirements for entering Canada
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Flying to Montreal
Domestic & international flights land at Montreal’s Pierre Elliott-Trudeau International Airport (YUL) (aka, Montreal-Trudeau Airport). From the terminal, you can reach the downtown core in less than 20 minutes. Shuttle buses, taxis, and limousines service all major downtown hotels from the airport. All major car rental companies have service counters in the terminal.
Montreal-Trudeau Airport is served by all major US airlines. Once you arrive you can get downtown for a fixed taxi fare of $40 or take the STM Airport Express Bus 747 which travels between the city and the airport 24 hours per day.
It is also possible to fly to Burlington International Airport or Plattsburgh International Airport in the USA, then rent a car or take a Greyhound bus service to Montreal. These options may offer cost savings.
Train from NY Penn Station to Montreal
Amtrak offers the “Adirondack” service from New York to Montreal, and is rated a “Top 10 Most Scenic Train Ride in the World”. This day-trip departs most mornings (check Amtrack schedule) and passes through Yonkers, Poughkeepsie, Hudson, Albany-Rensselaer, and Saratoga Springs among others. This unique experience offers 10 hours of gorgeous Fall foliage views across NY state.
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Canadian Customs from USA
No matter which way you travel to Canada, you will need to pass through Canadian customs and immigration. Read more about the Canadian customs restrictions on the official Canadian government website.
Montreal is Bilingual
Montreal is the 2nd largest French speaking city after Paris, but most Montreal residents speak both English and French.