Montréal Travel Information

If you’re traveling to Montréal for the 2019 International WFTDA Championships, this page offers information about the venue, transportation, hotels, and some tips about traveling to Canada. More information can be found in the Hospitality Guide.

Shuttle Info

A shuttle bus will be available to transport attendees between the Delta Montréal Hotel (475 Avenue du Président-Kennedy) and the Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard (1000 Avenue Émile-Journault). Details and purchase info are listed below.

Dates: Friday, Nov. 15th through Sunday, Nov. 17th
Times:  7 am – 11 pm Friday and Saturday, 8 am – 11 pm Sunday
Price:  $20 USD
Purchase: Montreal Champs Shuttle Bus Pass

All bus passes must be bought online beforehand and proof of purchase shown to receive wristband. Everyone wanting to ride the bus must show wristband to board. Wristbands can be picked up at registration (for event participants) or for fans at the bus departure point outside the hotel or arena. Buses leave approximately every 30 minutes.

Please note:

  • Give the teams and staff priority boarding
  • Keep the buses clean and remove your trash
  • No eating or drinking allowed
  • Singing and good times allowed

Venue Info

Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard

Complexe sportif Claude-Robillard

1000, avenue Émile-Journault
Montréal (Québec) H2M 2E7
Visit Venue Website


Athletes, coaches and spectators attending  the 2019 International WFTDA Championships can park their vehicle on Avenue Emile-Journault or in the parking lots located behind Claude-Robillard Sports Complex and identified as P1, P2, or P3. Take note that P4 is only for permit holders, prohibited at all time for visitors.

Getting to Montréal

By Air

Coming to Montréal by plane has never been simpler. Located just 20 minutes from downtown, Montréal-Trudeau airport offers direct flights from some 30 carriers to over 150 international destinations. Inbound travelers will find everything they need upon arrival, including tourist information and various options for making your way to the heart of the city: car rentals, limousine and taxi service, as well as airport shuttles. The 747 Express bus operates 24/7/365, costs $10 and will get you to one of the nine downtown stops in 40 to 60 minutes (depending on traffic). If you take a taxi, a trip downtown will cost you a flat rate of $41, tip not included.

By Bus

If you are planning a trip by bus, rest assured that many American and Canadian operators come to Montréal, including Orléans Express. You will arrive directly downtown at the Montréal Bus Central Station, which is also connected to the Underground Pedestrian Network via the Berri-UQAM metro station.

By Train

The VIA Rail network connects many major cities to Montréal, and it is by far the easiest way to access downtown. You can choose from 17 daily departures from the Gare centrale, which also gives you access to the Bonaventure métro station, taxi, car sharing, bus, BIXI bike rentals and the Underground Pedestrian Network. You can bring your bike on certain VIA Rail trains too. If you are coming from the United States, the Amtrak trains offer daily departures from many American cities to downtown Montréal.

By Car

Coming to Montréal by car is made easy with the various highways and bridges leading right into the city centre. Did you know that Montréal is an island and it’s just 75 kilometres (46 miles) from the U.S. Border and right on the Trans-Canada Highway? Depending on your point of origin, you may take one of the major bridges—Champlain, Jacques-Cartier or Victoria—or the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine bridge-tunnel to head downtown. Canada uses the metric system, so speeds are indicated in kilometres (100 km/h = 62 mph) and gas is sold in litres (3 3/4 litres = 1 US gallon). Keep in mind that you can’t turn right on red in Montréal or use a hand-held cell phone while driving.

Where to Stay

These hotels are offering group rates for people attending Championships.

Delta Montréal

Delta Montréal

475 Avenue Président Kennedy
Montréal, QC, H3A 1J7

Custom WFTDA Reservation Link: 2019 WFTDA Championships
Phone Reservations: 1-844-860-3753 or 514-286-1986
Group Name: 2019 International WFTDA Championships
Cost: $165 CAD plus tax (approx. $122 usd)
Parking: Yes; $18 CAD/day
Breakfast: Yes; (Hot Buffet), $25 CAD
Reservation Deadline: Nov 4, 2019

Springhill Suites Old Montréal

Delta Montréal

445 Rue St-Jean-Baptiste
Montréal, QC, H2Y 2Z7

Custom WFTDA Reservation Link: 2019 WFTDA Championships
Phone Reservations: (866) 875-433
Cost: $179 CAD + Taxes [Cover Double Occupancy, Additional persons + $20. Max 5]
Parking: No Self-Parking; Valet $32 CAD daily; In/out privileges included in overnight parking fee / Garage height clearance 2 meters.
Reservation Deadline: Nov 4, 2019

Things to Know About Traveling in Canada

  • Canada has two official languages – English and French
    • French is the primary language used in Montréal and Québec.
    • Almost all people speak and understand English.
    • Expect all signage and print materials in Québec in French.
  • Montréalers use handshakes in more formal situations but will kiss on each cheek when with friends or more informal situations.
  • Tipping is expected
    • At restaurants and bars, tipping is expected – usually between 10% and 20% of your final bill. It is customary to leave at least $1CAD for each drink at a bar, and the majority of service industry staff are paid little in anticipation of these tips.
  • Diversity
    • Every Province in Canada has its own laws and regulations that they follow in addition to Federal law. Research local and Provincial laws that apply in different locations.
  • Sales Tax
    • The price labelled on prepared food and other goods (clothing, retail, etc) does not include sales tax, which ranges from 6% to 15% on top of the labelled price. This percentage varies in each Province.
  • Alcohol
    • Montréal sells alcohol in most corner stores called “depanneurs” or casually, “the Dep.”
    • You cannot drink on streets or alleys but it is allowed to consume alcohol in parks provided food is being consumed as well.
    • The legal drinking age in Canada is 19, however, in Québec, it is 18.
  • Marijuana is legal in Canada but must be consumed in designated smoking areas and must be bought in Provincial dispensaries. NEVER cross the U.S. border with cannabis.
  • Don’t assume you can smoke.
    • Many places in Canada, especially in indoor venues, have outlawed smoking.
    • There are designated smoking areas in almost all places.
  • Our Emergency Services number is 9-1-1
    • If you require emergency services (police, fire, emergency medical), you dial 9-1-1 and an operator will send the appropriate authorities.
  • Law enforcement is viewed mostly as helpful and approachable.
    • They are an armed force.
  • Travel Insurance
    • Although Canada is known for our “free health care,” it is only available to Canadian citizens. Consider purchasing travel/health insurance supplementary policies.
  • Pedestrians
    • Pedestrians do not have the right away in Montréal, exercise caution when crossing and use the pedestrian crossing.
    • Cars drive on the right-hand side of the road.
  • Measurement system – metre, kilogram, and degree Celsius
  • ATM/Banking
    • Banks are open during regular business hours (9 am – 5 pm)
    • ATMs accept “Interac” and work with most international banks. Please check with your bank before traveling.
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