Business Events Montreal (Tourisme Montreal)

800 Rene-Levesque Blvd. West Suite 2450 H3B 1X9

Montréal makes it more

MORE TO DISCOVER Because Montréal is more than meets the eye — and that’s saying something. Within minutes of landing, your delegates will begin to soak up that Montréal je ne sais quoi, the irrepressible creativity, energy and hospitality that permeate every street, café, shop and event space in the city. MORE WELCOMING We’re pros at welcoming Americans across the border. Business Events Montréal has three Americans Regional Directors who represent Canada to Americans every day. We understand your needs and are ready to exceed them. From connecting you to reliable customs brokers to facilitating your travel and shipping needs, we’re your experts on the ground. And good news, Montréal is the largest bilingual and trilingual city in Canada — we speak French, English and some 80 other languages. MORE CENTRALIZED Our convention centre is high-tech, green and situated right downtown, within direct access of 16,000 hotel rooms and within walking distance of our most famous cultural centres. The city boasts a great variety of venues, from historical and grandiose to ultra-contemporary. Small, medium or large, outdoors or inside, we’ve got the space for you. MORE SUPPORTIVE Business Events Montréal is a coalition of the city’s meeting and convention industry leaders. When you work with us, we partner you with an in-house project manager, a single point of contact that ensures your event is a resounding success from start to glorious finish. In Montréal, we do business the North American way, but with European style. We’ve also got deep expertise in hosting international delegations, and will help make borders a breeze by connecting you to reliable brokers who will facilitate all your international customs and shipping needs. MORE CONNECTED We’ve built great synergy with our partners, and our net is cast wide into the key economic sectors that make Montréal great. When you choose Montréal, we help enrich your event by connecting you with local industry champions — the type of people that add both brainpower and flair to any meeting. MORE EXCITING Montréal’s thriving cultural scene never stops, no matter the day or the time of year. There are over 100 cutting-edge festivals and a dining scene that has won international accolades. With its European roots and continual drive to innovate, Montréal is a vibrant city of contrasts that always has more to offer. It’s like travelling overseas without the jet lag. MORE SUSTAINABLE Not only is the Montréal convention centre BOMA BEST-certified, the city’s very mandate is driven by sustainability on every level, from environmental to human. Montréal was the first Canadian destination to join the Global Destinations Sustainability Index. With unique strategies and solutions, our experts at Business Events Montréal will help you organize events with sustainability in mind. MORE ACCESSIBLE Located 45 minutes from the US border, Montréal is closer than you think. The Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, or YUL, connects Montréal with direct flights to some 150 destinations in the world. (It was also voted among the cleanest airports in North America!) Whether by plane, bus, train or boat, Montréal is an easily accessed global traveller’s hub with easy-to-navigate, centralized services. MORE INCLUSIVE Montréal has big-city attractions and a small-town feel. It’s compact, convenient, walkable and easy to get around, plus Montréal is ranked one of the safest cities of the world and one of the most affordable — especially with the currency exchange that sits around +30% on the U.S. dollar. Your delegates will feel right at home from the moment they land.


Extra commission of up to 3%

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01/01/2024 – 12/31/2024

Sustainability incentive program

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01/01/2024 – 12/31/2025


Distance from airport

  • YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport

    12 mi. from city center

Local Attractions

Grand Quay and Port of Montréal Tower (offsite venue)

Business district
Within walking distance of the Palais des congrès de Montréal, the bright multipurpose spaces of the Grand Quai du Port de Montréal offer magnificent views of the St. Lawrence River and the city. These venues can host a variety of events throughout the year, including banquets, cocktail parties, conferences, and exhibitions. The Green Rooftop and Esplanade at the end of the Grand Quai provide a delightful setting for open-air networking events with enough space for tents, containers, and food trucks. The observation tower features picture-postcard views of the city and the river, and adds a grand hall to the event spaces of the Grand Quai. Maximum capacity - theatre/cocktail: 3000 Maximum capacity - banquet: 1500 © Grand Quai du Port de Montréal
Old Port of Montréal
Across from the Pointe-à-Callière Museum
Montréal, QC, CA H2Y 4B2

Time Out Market (offsite venue)

Business district
From magazine to foodie dream, Time Out Market is not just a place to go to eat, it’s a place to get to know the city. Here is where you’ll find some of Montréal’s best food and drink, live events, and a groovy place to hang out. Right in the heart of downtown, in the Montréal Eaton Centre, Time Out Market brings together the magazine’s favourite places to eat and drink, all located under one roof, with large communal dining tables and a cultural stage to promote local talent. Maximum capacity - theatre/cocktail: 800 Maximum capacity - banquet: 630 40,000 sq, ft © Patricia Brochu
705 Sainte-Catherine Street West
Montréal, QC, CA H3B 4G5

Le Windsor Ballrooms (offsite venue)

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The very definition of elegance can be found in the heart of downtown Montréal: Le Windsor Ballrooms, a sumptuous event venue housed in one of the city’s most prestigious and historic landmarks. Built between 1876 and 1878, the Windsor Hotel was once one of the most striking examples of Second Empire architecture in Canada. The palatial splendour of the Windsor Hotel’s heyday lives on in this multipurpose venue that has hosted royalty, celebrities and statesmen of renown across the decades. Maximum capacity - theatre/cocktail: 1200 Maximum capacity - banquet: 450 © Le Windsor Ballrooms
1170 Peel Street
Montréal, QC, CA H3B 4P2

The 9th floor of Montréal’s Eaton Centre (offsite venue)

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*Opening in 2024* Built in 1931, the Grand Hall, styled in Art Deco and classified as a cultural heritage by the Government du Québec, will be restored to its original state and will serve as a reception hall for events. Maximum capacity - banquet: 575 © Ivanhoé Cambridge
1500 Blvd. Robert Bourassa
9th floor
Montréal, QC, CA H3A 3S7

Le Cathcart Restaurants & Biergarten (offsite venue)

Business district
Le Cathcart Restaurants et Biergarten is a gourmet destination in downtown Montréal. It features an impressive glass pavilion with an indoor urban garden, providing a vibrant and inviting atmosphere to experience the vibrant Montréal vibe. Maximum capacity - theatre/cocktail: 1000 Maximum capacity - banquet: 200 © Eva Blue - Tourisme Montréal
McGill College Av. and Cathcart St.
Montréal, QC, CA H3B 2E7

Maison Principale (offsite venue)

Business district
Maison Principale is a prestigious and elegant event venue housed within the walls of a completely transformed, historic building, constructed in 1932. The venue boasts 42-foot ceilings, jaw-dropping architecture and 15 crystal chandeliers as the blank canvas to just about any event imaginable. A modern soundsystem, expert lighting and hardwood floors are the foundation of this versatile space that is perfect for everything from corporate events to large parties and much more. Maison Principale is aligned with a number of professionals in the food and beverage industry, ensuring each event is catered to from start to finish. Maximum capacity - theatre/cocktail: 750 Maximum capacity - banquet: 500 © Carmelina Gabriela
872 Couvent Street
Montréal, QC, CA H4C 2R6

New City Gas (offsite venue)

Business district
A completely renovated building oozing with historical character, the New City Gas complex is a flexible venue that can adapt to any event, from concerts to receptions to conferences and more. Maximum capacity - theatre/cocktail: 977 Maximum capacity - banquet: 670 © Duo-Tang Studio
950 Ottawa Street
Montréal, QC, CA H3C 1S4

Esplanade Place Ville Marie (offsite venue)

Business district
Esplanade PVM is where Montreal’s heart beats. An outdoor space that integrates into Montreal’s urban fabric, Esplanade PVM, as an outstretched terrace, can be enjoyed day or night. Its upcoming programming will promote wellness, culture and community. Maximum capacity - theatre/cocktail: 700 © @jfsavaria - Tourisme Montréal
McGill College Avenue and Cathcart St.
Montréal, QC, CA H3B 2E7

Convention Centers

  • Palais des congres de Montreal

    Palais des congres de Montreal is located in the heart of the top host city in the Americas for international events. The Palais houses 508,756 sq. ft. of event rental space including one of Canada’s largest columnless halls and exhibition venues.

  • Centre Mont-Royal

    Centre Mont-Royal’s state-of-the-art technical facilities are fully integrated into the architect’s design. They include Symposia Theatre, an ultramodern 730 fixed & teared seated amphitheater, numerous meeting rooms.


Additional Information

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