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Annual Meeting 2015

Travel Information

When making your arrangements to travel to Canada, it is important to state that you are traveling to attend a scientific conference. The requirements for traveling for business purposes are more involved than traveling to attend a conference.

Traveling to Canada from the United States
Passports are required for all United States citizens traveling to Canada. Check your passport to ensure it is current. More details about travel to Canada can be found on Canada’s Official website.

Travel Visas
Please be aware that conference participants from particular countries are required to have a Visa to enter Canada. Visit the Citizenship and Immigration Canada website to access a list of countries that require a Visa.

If you require a Visa, please apply for a Tourist Visa. Please note that depending on where you are traveling from it can take up to two months to process a VISA application, longer if the application is not complete. The timing may vary based on where you apply for your VISA. Please start the process early to ensure you will have everything you need before the meeting.

If you need a letter from the Teratology Society, please send us an email as soon as possible.


The Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau (YUL) International Airport is located approximately 20 miles from the Hôtel Bonaventure Montréal.

Ground Transportation
  1. Express Bus 747—The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) runs an express bus line (747) between the airport and downtown. The 747 line uses only low-floor buses and is in service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Buses are equipped with luggage racks.
    • The trip will take around 25–35 minutes depending on traffic. Use the stop at the corner of Mansfield and René-Lévesque for the hotel; it is one block north of the hotel.
    • Fare cards can be purchased at the airport (international arrivals level), in every metro station, and at the Gare d’autocars de Montréal (central bus terminal). The fare for a one-way trip is priced at $10 CAD.
  2. Taxi—You can get a taxi or limousine at the arrivals level near the central exit located in front of the cloakroom, where a dispatcher will assist you. No reservation is required. All taxi and limousine operators working out of Montréal–Trudeau are required to have a permit and to comply with its terms and conditions. Occasionally, during periods of excessive demand, Aéroports de Montréal may call an outside operator.
    • A certain number of limited mobility adapted taxis are available at Montréal–Trudeau. Speak to the dispatcher.
    • Taxi fares are by meter for all other destinations except downtown.
    • Payment methods: Visa, MasterCard, and American Express credit cards are accepted. Some drivers accept US currency, but provincial regulations require customers to pay in Canadian currency.
    • Mixed fare to downtown: $40 CAD
    • Minimum fares: $17 CAD

Please note that all prices are subject to change.

Hotel Parking

The Hôtel Bonaventure Montréal offers self parking for $21 CAD per day or valet parking for $29 CAD per day including in and out privileges. Price is subject to change.


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