In this section you’ll find useful information on the event, accommodation, and the various transportation options available.
IMPULSION MTL will be held at the Montreal Science Centre in the Old Port district, within walking distance of the Place-d’Armes metro station.The Science Centre is dedicated to showcasing and popularizing the technologies that shape our lives through exciting hands-on exhibits.
There are several options available for traveling between the Science Centre and your hotel and getting around the city.Propulsion Québec promotes sustainable mobility and encourages you to use the transportation options our members provide:
Enter your starting point and destination and let the STM suggest the fastest route via metro and/or bus.
Bike the streets of Montreal to easily reach your destination.Montreal’s bicycle sharing system boasts 6,250 bikes and 540 stations. Download the app to find the station nearest you.
Get where you need to go with Netlift, the Montreal ride sharing app that lets you connect with other drivers and passengers whose routes and schedules are similar to yours.
Information for international travelers
All goods and services purchased in Quebec are subject to the 5% Goods and Services Tax (GST) and the 9.975% Quebec Sales Tax (QST). There is also a 3.5% lodging tax that applies to all hotel rooms and rental units rented in the Montreal area.
You can exchange currency at various locations in Montreal:
- At Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport (high rates)
- At your hotel (high rates)
- With your ATM card at a bank (reasonable rates, service charge)
You’ll also find lots of currency exchange offices with competitive rates in the city centre.
Tipping at restaurants and elsewhere
Gratuities are not included on restaurant bills. It is customary to leave a 15% tip before taxes. Taxi drivers, delivery persons, hairdressers, etc. are normally tipped 10% to 15%. Porters and doormen generally receive at least $1 per luggage item or service rendered.
For additional information, please contact us and we will be happy to help you.
Applications to download before the event
To facilitate travel and enhance your stay, we suggest that you download the following apps onto your cell phone.
The 2019 edition of IMPULSION MTL was ecofriendly.