Hotel and travel for Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Views of Montréal, Québec, Canada where SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation 2022 will be held

Welcome to Québec, an international hub of scientific study

Montréal is the largest city in Canada's Québec province, and it is the second most-populous city in Canada. Its strong French influence within British Canada has made Montréal known for its exquisite food and for having a European architecture and feel.

Montréal has a rich history in astronomy and astronomical instrumentation. The Montréal Centre, founded in 1918, is part of a Canada-wide network of 28 centres affiliated under the banner of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada. The Astronomy and Astrophysics Group of the Department of Physics at Université de Montréal hosts wide expertise in astronomy—exoplanetary, solar, stellar and extragalactic—and includes an important instrument-development component. McGill Space Institute and McGill University are also found in the great city of Montréal.


Palais de congrès de Montréal
1001 Pl. Jean-Paul-Riopelle
Montréal, QC H2Z 1H5

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Make your hotel reservations

Although official room blocks have closed, use the link below to find nearby hotel options for this meeting.

If you have any questions regarding your hotel reservation you made through our housing bureau, Conference Direct, please contact them directly as SPIE does not have access to your hotel reservation information.

Phone: 400-250-1523 | Toll Free: 888-538-3922

Travel into Canada and Montréal

According to current local protocol, all international travellers are now eligible to enter Canada if they qualify as a fully vaccinated traveller, regardless of citizenship. Follow the necessary steps before you arrive.

For return travel, see the health and safety information to locate testing sites in Montréal. 

Palais de congrès de Montréal

The 2022 meeting will be held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal, a convention center in Montréal's Quartier International at the north end of Old Montréal. The venue is a carbon-neutral architectural masterpiece housing multipurpose facilities. We look forward to safely hosting this event in a beautiful facility and memorable city.

Learn more from the travel experts

Montréal is a beautiful city that is renowned for its cultural diversity and flavors of the world. Located on an island in the middle of the St. Lawrence River, it has approximately 1.6 million inhabitants and is the largest bilingual city in Canada with French being the official language. Tourisme Montréal provides insights into the city.

Family care while attending the meeting

SPIE believes that individuals with significant caregiving responsibilities should have an equal opportunity to share their research and participate in conferences and symposia.

SPIE Family Care Grants are designed to supplement caregiving costs incurred by SPIE Members who are registered to attend an SPIE meeting, either in person or virtually. See hotel details in the reservation system to find hotels that offer onsite childcare. 

Find information and apply for an SPIE Family Care Grant

Don't forget to secure your visa

Be sure to plan ahead and apply to get a visa if it is needed.

Travel information

Getting there and around

Use the information below to plan your route, navigate the city, and find restaurants to spend time with colleagues.

Public transportation for getting to and from SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation

Airport information  

Shuttles and public transportation  

Find information bus, shuttle, train, and other transportation services from the Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL). 

Car rental 

Hertz Car Rental 
Hertz is the official car rental agency for this event.

To reserve a car, identify yourself as a SPIE Astronomical Telescopes + Instrumentation Conference attendee using the Hertz Meeting Code CV# 022Q9637, or click “Add Discount Code” on the website and enter the “Convention Number” 022Q9637. Discount rates apply for roundtrip rentals up to one week prior through one week after the conference dates. (Some one-way rentals qualify for the discount rates based on their pick-up and drop-off locations.)

Note: When booking from International Hertz locations, the CV # must be entered with the letters CV before the number, i.e. CV022Q9637.

Contact Hertz:

 • In the United States call 1-800-654-2240
 • In Canada call 1-800-263-0600, or 1-416-620-9620 in Toronto
 • In Europe and Asia call a Hertz Reservation Center or travel agent
 • Outside of these areas call 1-405-749-4434


Getting to and parking at the Palais, learn more.

Restaurant and city information