Attending

The venue for CAV 2024 is Concordia University Conference Centre, Montreal, Canada. It is situated on the Montreal Metro Green Line and easily accessible via the 747 airport bus.

ARRIVING BY AIR

Upon arriving at the Montreal Trudeau International Airport, you can purchase a one-way single ride fare for 11 dollars, or a weekly fare for the STM. We would recommend purchasing a weekly fare if you plan to stay for the entire conference.

The 747 takes approximately 25 minutes to reach downtown, and will leave every 10 minutes from door 28. Disembark at Bishop / Rene Levesque.

ARRIVING BY TRAIN

For attendees taking the train, Concordia is just a metro stop away. Train may be more convenient for those traveling from New York or Toronto.

URBAN TRANSPORTATION

Take advantage of some of the unique transportation options for exploring Montreal and the surrounding environs.

BIXI Bike Rental – Montreal has an affordable bikeshare program. If you plan to use it often, membership may be worthwhile.

Montreal Transit System – Montreal’s subway system is clean, efficient, and affordable. Get a weekly or 10-trip pass to explore further afield.

Pedestrian Streets – Go for a stroll along one of Montreal’s car-free streets filled with terraces, street art and shopping experiences.

Communato – Local car-sharing program with affordable short-term rentals. Convenient for day trips and off-island excursions.

EVENTS IN MONTREAL

Come and explore a few of the vibrant festivals and events taking place around the same time as CAV. Stay for a while!

International Fireworks Festival (Jun 27 – Aug 1) – Open to the public. Walk over the Jacques Cartier Bridge for a great view!

Canadian Open Tennis Tournament (Aug 3 – Aug 12) – One of the premier tennis tournaments in the world, held at IGA Stadium. Book early!

Conference on Intelligent Computer Mathematics (Aug 5 – Aug 9) – Conference right after CAV at Concordia, featuring similar topics.

Fantasia Film Festival (Jul 18 – Aug 4) – Annual film festival held in Montreal featuring indie films and producers from small studios.

Orchestra in the Park (all summer) – Open air concert series from Montreal’s metropolitan orchestra, held at parks around the city.

POPULAR TOURIST DESTINATIONS

While downtown Montreal has a lot to offer, don’t be afraid to venture into neighborhoods like the Plateau, Mile End, or Little Italy for a unique Montreal experience. 

Botanical Gardens – Culturally-themed gardens from around the world, with an insectarium, planetarium and biosphere.

Olympic Park – Visit the biodome and climb to the top of one of Montreal’s tallest observation decks at the Olympic Stadium.

Cosmodôme – Experience weightless and learn about Canada’s unique space program.

Mount Royal Park – Climb to the top of Montreal’s highest point, experience breathtaking views of the city from the chalet.

Jean Talon Market – One of the largest open-air markets in North America, with fresh produce from farmers around Quebec.

Ecomuseum Zoo – Outdoor zoo on the West Island featuring some local wildlife from around Quebec.

Old Port of Montreal – Go shopping, ride the ferris wheel, dine and and walk along the St. Lawrence river.

Habitat 67 – Discover the famous housing complex, one of Montreal’s most distinctive architectural icons.

Parc Jean Drapeau – Third largest park in Montreal and the site of Montreal’s famous Biosphere.

St. Joseph’s Oratory – Tallest structure in Montreal and one the world’s largest domes, visible from around the island.

Lachine Rapids – Bring a surfboard or go jet boating through the Lachine Rapids. Don’t get swept away!

La Ronde – Local amusement park on St. Helen’s Island, with roller coasters and rides for all ages.

Boucherville Island National Park – Walking paths and picnic spots on an uninhabited island. Book passes in advance.

Gault Nature Reserve – Take the Exo Line 13 from central station for a day hike to one of Montreal’s hidden gems.