#gamesUR Summit in Montréal
This is the 10th anniversary of the #gamesUR Summit, which is a big milestone for us and the industry! Part of the celebration is hosting the Summit at a new location. This year we’re in gorgeous and historic Montréal in Quebec, Canada.
Montréal is the most populous city in Quebec, Canada and is home to many leading AAA and independent video game studios. French is the official language of Montréal but many residents are bilingual and speak English. Please visit this website for more information about the culture and sights of Montréal, or visit the city’s official website, here.
“Montréal is a big, busy, exhilarating city, with so much to see and do. To give you some ideas and inspiration for your next trip to Montréal, explore the many “moments” you can live in the city. Think of them as bite-sized snacks of information to whet your appetite for the big buffet of choices you have when you get here. The more you like and interact with moments, the more you will receive personalized recommendations along similar themes. And, of course, it’s Montréal, so prepare for a few surprises along the way!”
– from Tourisme Montréal
Montréal is one of the most inspiring cities in the world. Learn more about what Montréal has to offer in less than 3 minutes.
Where to Eat
Montréal has the highest number of restaurants per capita in Canada and the second highest in North America after New York City.
We searched the web and polled the foodies on our Committee about the best places to eat. Here’s what they had to say…
– from Jonathan DankoffFoodie and Montréal Food Scene Expert
– from Danielle PelletierCanadian and frequent Montréal Visitor
This guide from Eater Montréal has a list of the 38 best restaurants in Montréal.
And if that’s not enough, here’s a few more recommendations:
2491 Notre-Dame St W, Montréal
QC H3J 1N6, Canada
3800 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal
QC H2W 2M2, Canada
30 Rue Sainte-Catherine O, Montréal
QC H2X 0C8, Canada
1391 St Jacques St, Montréal
QC H3C 1H2, Canada
378 Victoria Ave, Westmount
QC H3Z 2N4, Canada
Coeur de Loup
1141 Rue Bélanger, Montréal
QC H2S 1H6, Canada
1290 Rue Beaubien E, Montréal
QC H2S 1P9, Canada
Places to Stay
If you’re looking for a nice place to stay near the Summit venue, we’re happy to share we have secured a group rate for accommodations at Le Westin the week of the Summit. Please click this link for the reservation page.
Please note, because this is an open block, the agreement can be cancelled at any time at Le Westin’s discretion and we’re unable to guarantee how long the rate will last. There’s limited room availability, so book early if you’re interested!
Below are a few other recommendations hotels near the Montréal Convention Center. There are also hostels and room rentals available through sites like Airbnb or VRBO, as well as many other websites that specialize in short term rentals.
360 Saint-Antoine St W, Montréal
QC H2Y 3X4, Canada
Travelodge Hotel by Wyndham Montréal Centre
50 Boul Rene Levesque, West Montréal
QC H2Z 1A2, Canada
Transportation in Montréal
Public transport and taxi are both convenient and affordable ways to get around Montréal. The metro (subway) system is clean, safe and fast. Please visit Montréal’s public transit website for more information.
Tourist passes are available for one- or three-day periods. Visit this website for more information.
If arriving by air, a shuttle to and from Montréal’s airport is also available 24 hours, 7 days/week. Information is available on this website about the shuttle.
If you plan on driving, there are several parking facilities in the area. Please consult this webpage on how to access the Palais des congrès via car and where to find parking in the area (scroll down to “Getting to the Palais” and click on the “Car” section to reveal content).
The Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) is located about 30 minutes from the Palais des congrès and about 40 minutes from Ubisoft Montréal.
If you are not a Canadian resident or currently living in Canada, you will need a passport to travel to Montréal. Citizens of the United States are required to have a passport upon entry via land, sea, or air. Please keep in mind that, if you do not have a passport or need to renew one, passport application processes can take up to several weeks to complete unless expedited at additional cost. Learn more about applying for or renewing your US passport here. For US citizens planning to drive, you must provide a passport, passport card, or NEXUS card that permits border crossings for both private and commercial travelers. Travelers from the US should visit the U.S. State Department website for more information about travelling to Canada.
Travelers visiting from outside Canada or the US may need to show a return (airline) ticket upon entering Canada. All EU nationals are visa exempt for stays less than six months, but must complete an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) before boarding flights to Canada. To see whether you will need a visa or an eTA to travel to Canada, please visit this website. Entry requirements for travelers outside the US vary, please consult this website for entry requirements.