October 27-29, 2014 | Palais des Congrès de Montréal | Montréal, Québec

Plan Your Trip

Bienvenue mes amis! Welcome to Montréal, Quebec!  We look forward to your participation at the 2014 CanWEA conference.  We guarantee the event will suit your business needs and help solidify your company’s standing in the wind energy sector.  While you are joining us for the conference, we also invite you to also explore this wonderful city.  Here are some quick facts about Montréal.

  • Largest city in the Quebec province, second largest city in Canada
  • One of two islands that is split by the St. Lawrence River
  • Montréal weather  in October is pleasant and stays between 4°-15° Celsius (39°-59°F)
  • Canadian currency is made of plastic
  • Get the best exchange rate using your credit card
  • To enter Canada, US and international delegates will need a passport and possibly a visa
  • To explore more of Montréal, click here


Hotel Information

Orchid Event Solutions CanWEA has negotiated discounted hotel rates for conference delegates and exhibitors.  Orchid Solutions provides you a safe, cost effective alternative for planning your accommodations in Montreal. Hotel reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served, space available basis. Please click here to reserve your accommodations. Important Housing Message When you book your room with Orchid Event Solutions you will receive the following benefits:

  • Immediate email acknowledgement of your hotel assignment;
  • Entitled to receive reduced and discounted rates at official meeting hotels;
  • Free access to the internet in your guest room;
  • Complimentary shuttle service from hotels to the Convention Center;
  • Protection in the event the hotel has oversold guest rooms;
  • And much more!


Montréal -Trudeau Airport: Montréal -Trudeau Airport (YUL) serves Canada’s second largest city and carries over 12 million passengers per year.  The airport is also an international hub with gateways to and from other provinces of Canada, the United States and Europe.  It is located only 20 minutes away from downtown Montreal which is easily accessible by car or the downtown shuttle.   Directions from Montreal Trudeau Airport to the Palais des Congres de Montréal/Montreal Convention Center:

1. Head west on Romeo-Vachon Blvd Ntoward Pl Leigh-Capreol 500 m
2. Slight left toward Autoroute 520 650 m
3. Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Autoroute 20/Montréal/Toronto and merge onto Autoroute 520 650 m
4. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit 350 m
5. Continue straight onto Boul Montréal-Toronto 120 m
6. Take the Autoroute 20 E ramp on the left 300 m
7. Merge onto Autoroute 20 (towards downtown) 10.7 km
8. Continue onto Autoroute 720 E 4.2 km
9. Take exit 4 toward Rue de la Montagne N/Rue Saint-Jacques 1.0 km
10. Turn left onto Rue Jean d’Estrées 67 m
11. Turn right onto St Antoine St W 1.2 km

Montreal Convention Centre 159 St Antoine St W Montreal, QC H2Z 1H2, Canada


Driving distances from various Canadian and US cities:


-Ottawa: 204 km/126 mi -Québec: 257 km/159 mi -Toronto: 546 km/339 mi


-Boston: 512 km/318 mi -New York: 608 km/377 mi -Detroit: 915 km/568 mi -Washington: 971 km/603 mi -Pittsburgh: 978 km/607 mi - Chicago: 1363 km/846 mi


Via Rail VIA Rail offers you a comfortable commute from anywhere in Canada to Montréal.