Congress Venue

Palais des Congres de Montréal - LEVEL 5 - East side
201, Viger street west,
QC, H2Z 1X7, Canada

Phone: +1 514 871-8122

Please download the complete congress map here

The 9th ICGS will take place over three days, from Thursday, September 6 to Saturday, September 8, 2018 and will be held at Le Palais des congrès de Montréal (PCM) located in downtown Montreal. The PCM is one of North America’s most renowned convention and exhibition centres and has, since 1983, welcomed more than 6,200 events in its accessible and innovative facilities. Located in the core of one of the world’s most vibrant cities, the Palais is in the heart of downtown Montreal, near historic and cultural areas such as Old Montreal, Chinatown and the arts and entertainment district - right in the centre of action! More than 15,000 hotel rooms are located a short ten-minute walk away, including approximately 4,000 accessible by Montreal’s popular underground pedestrian network. The PCM is easily accessed via Montreal’s public transit system and just over 20 minutes away from Montréal-Trudeau airport.

Venue - Getting to Palais des Congrès


Main entrance: 1001 Place Jean - Paul-Riopelle, Montréal

Other entrances:

  • 301 St. Antoine West*
  • 159 St. Antoine West**
  • 200 Viger West*
  • 201 Viger West*
  • Jeanne-Mance and Viger
  • Jeanne-Mance and St. Antoine
  • 1000 St. Urbain*
  • De la Gauchetière (Esplanade)*

*Closed between 11PM and 5:30AM
** Closed between 1AM and 5:30AM

Montréal’s underground pedestrian network (RESO)


There are several parking areas at or near the Palais des congrès, including:

  • Indoor parking lot (400 spots) on Chenneville Street, via Viger Ave
  • Indoor parking lot (1 200 spots) accessible via St. Antoine Street.


Montreal Metro plan
The Palais des congrès de Montréal (PCM) is located at the Place-d’Armes metro station. Directions at the metro exit will guide you to the installations.


Bus lines 55 and 129 stop in front of the PCM. Visit the Société des transports de Montréal (STM) website to find the best bus route near you.


Montréal is one Canada’s biggest cities. Many direct flights link Montréal to more than 130 Canadian, American, and overseas destinations.

Montréal-Trudeau Airport is located in Dorval, about 30 minutes away from downtown Montréal.
Here are the best ways to get to the Palais from the airport:

  • Taxis (Limousines and taxis for handicapped persons are also available)
  • Taxi fare from the airport to downtown Montreal: $40.00 CAD 
  • 747 bus/downtown and city buses
  • Rent a car
  • Services for the disabled and taxis for handicapped persons
  • Hotel shuttle buses


By métro from

  • Lucien-L'Allier station (commuter train terminal from Dorion/Rigaud, Delson/Candiac and Blainville/St. Jérôme), take the orange line towards Montmorency. Stop at Place-d’Armes and follow the directions to the PCM.
  • From Gare Centrale (commuter train terminal from Mont-Saint-Hilaire and Deux-Montagnes and Via Rail trains), follow the directions to get to the Bonaventure metro station. Take the orange line towards Montmorency until Place-d’Armes.

On foot from Gare Centrale
You can also get to the PCM from Gare Centrale on foot in less than 10 minutes. Take De La Gauchetière Ouest towards University Street. Take a right on University and a left on Viger. The PCM is on your right at the fourth stop light.


Locations of Bixi stations (view larger map)

Bicycle racks are available around the Palais and in the indoor parking lot on Viger There are several Bixi stations on and near the Palais site. (see map)  BIXI is Montréal’s public bike system. It’s the bike that’s really an alternative means of urban transport.

Accessible to everyone, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, three seasons of the year, from April to November.


Adapted transportation

To use our adapted services, tell your driver to bring you to 1001 Place Jean-Paul-Riopelle.

Reserved parking spots

There are several parking spots in the Viger parking lot that are reserved for individuals with handicap parking permits. Accessible via Chenneville Street.


  • All Palais entrances are wheelchair accessible and feature access doors
  • Every room is equipped with assistive listening system for the hearing impaired.