5 Reasons Why There’s Never Been a Better Time to Choose Montréal
Does the world seem like a weird place these days? Montréal is here for you.
Montréal is an open, multicultural destination. Montréal in the 21st century is a patchwork of culture and ethnicity. We pride ourselves on our African communities, our Italian influence and our Hispanic vibes. We speak French, English and some 80 other languages. We have a thriving LGBT community and push the envelope in women’s studies. Your delegates will feel welcomed in Montréal.
Montréal is right next door. Montréal is a petit 39 miles from the U.S. border. By plane, our handsome European-esque city is only two hours (or less) away from many major cities, such as New York, Philadelphia, Chicago and Washington. In the past year alone, Air Canada has unveiled six new direct routes to Montréal, including three American hubs: Houston, Denver and Philadelphia. We’re closer than you think.
Montréal is affordable. Currencies fluctuate, but at the moment an American dollar will win you approximately 1.34 Canadian dollars. Since 2011, the exchange rate has only become more and more advantageous for our southern neighbours, making it a safe bet that your American dollar will stretch further in Montréal. Heck, why not use that extra savings for a bonus hotel night?
Montréal offers stellar meeting spaces. A refurbished shipyard. A circus hall. A crypt. A boat. What do these things all have in common? (Hint: this is not a set list for the next Wes Anderson film.) These are all inventive offsite venues that you can rent in Montréal. And if you’re looking for something more “conventional,” our Palais des congrès de Montréal is ranked as one of the best convention centres in the world.
Montréal is celebrating its 375th anniversary. Montréal is a city that loves to celebrate and, in 2017, the island will be more festive than ever. The year will make an ideal time for groups of all sizes to use the city as a backdrop for a meeting or event. Whether a reward trip, a strategic board meeting or anything in between, take advantage of the festivities! Discover more about Montréal’s 375th anniversary.