Smart, Safe & Sustainable

Useful Information

In this section you’ll find useful information on the event, accommodation, and the various transportation options available.

Ecofriendly event

  • Event site

    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.

  • Accommodation

    Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth
    900 boul. René-Lévesque Ouest
    Montreal, Quebec H3L 4M5


    • By phone : 1 866 540-4483, GROUP CODE** : PROP0619
    • Online

    Group rate: $299* + tax per room/night, single or double occupancy

    Maximum of four persons per room

    Check-in time: 4 p.m.
    Checkout time: 12 p.m. (noon)

    Consult the access map

    *Price in Canadian dollars

    **To qualify for the group rate of $299 + tax, be sure to mention the group code when you reserve.

  • City travel

    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.


    Order a smart cab using the mobile app.

  • Information for international travelers

    Visas and other documents
    To find out whether you need a visa, visit the Government of Canada’s Immigration and Citizenship website. If you need an invitation letter, contact us.

    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. 

    Currency exchange
    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.

  • Simultaneous interpretation

    Simultaneous interpretation services will be available on site. You will be able to listen to and interact with speakers and presenters in the language of your choice (English to French/French to English).

  • 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.

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