| Currency: Canadian Dollar (CAD, $); 1 CAD = about 0.7 USD (1 USD = 1.4 CAD).
Electricity:Voltage is 110-120 Volts, 60Hz. North America Grounded.
Transportation: Primarily metro and bus but also Taxicab. See Ground Transportation at the bottom of the Hotels page.
Weather: Spring weather. In mid-May the average temperature in Montreal is 16°C (60°F) and range from average 7°C (45°F) to 21°C (69°F).
There are 9-10 days of rain (average) in May totaling 175 mm (6.9 inch) of rain. For last minute weather visit the www.Weatherbase.com.About MontréalMontréal is the largest city in the province of Quebec and the second-largest in Canada. The Metropolitan area of Montreal has a population of 4.1 million of which less than 2 million are in the urban area.
French is the city’s official language and French is spoken at home by 57% of the population. Montreal is one of the most bilingual cities in Canada with 56% of the population able to speak both English and French. It is the second largest primarily French-speaking city in the world, after Paris.
Montreal is also the home of ice hockey team Montreal Canadiens which are the most successful club hockey team in North America with 24 Stanley Cup championships.
There are two places of notable mention:Old Montreal is a historic area southeast of downtown containing many attractions. Architecture and cobbled streets have been maintained or restored and are frequented by horse-drawn carriages carrying tourists. Old Montreal is about 5-6 city block from UQAM and accessible from the downtown core via the underground city, by bus and Metro. The riverside area adjacent to Old Montreal is now a recreational and historical area.Mount Royal Park is one of Montreal’s largest greenspaces. The park, most of which is wooded, has two belvederes, one of which has a semicircular plaza with a chalet, overlooking Downtown Montreal. The park has many attractions and two major cemeteries. The mountain has a 31.4 m-high (103 ft) cross, illuminated by fibre-optic light.
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The School of Management at the University of Québec at Montréal has all the amenities required for holding our conference: spacious conference rooms equipped with a large projection screen, overhead LCD projection system and enough room to accommodate over 200 participants in a classroom setting. Bring your Power Point presentation on a flash drive (“data stick”). Technical support will be availabel throughout the day.