Travel & transportation

Travelling to, from, and around congress

 

Special travel rates  
Travelling from Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (coming soon)
Travelling from Montréal Central Station (coming soon)
At McGill: getting around

 

Whether you’re travelling by plane, train, or bus, book your travel using the direct reservation link or unique Congress 2024 booking code below. Options are updated regularly with more travel listings coming soon. 

Company Discount Valid Discount Code Notes 
Air Canada 

For North America' 5% applies on standard fares, 10% on flex fares & higher. For International Travel' 10% on standard fares & higher. 

 

June 5th – June 26th  PRU6DZQ1 The booking must be made to Montreal airport (YUL)

WestJet 

5% off Econo and 10% off EconoFlex and Premium fares for travel within Canada and 2% off Econo, 5% off EconoFlex and 10% off Premium base fares for guests travelling Trans-border. 

June 5th – June 29th 

 

Guest web/Travel Agent web: 4K1Q5UC 

 

Travel Agent GDS only: YBI09   

The booking must be made to a Montreal airport
VIA Rail

10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied. 

 

Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking. One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge. For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only. 

June 7th – June 26th Participants must enter the event’s VIA convention discount code 14508 as a Corporate code.Valid from all stations throughout the VIA system to Montreal, QC and return. Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class.

In line with this year’s theme of Sustaining shared futures, McGill University offers multiple sustainable transit options for getting around Congress. We encourage individuals to ‘Travel Smarter. Cleaner. Better.’ by considering alternatives to single occupancy vehicle commuting such as cycling, transit, and carpooling. For more information, view McGill’s Sustainable travel webpage and Travel guide.  

Public transit

McGill is well situated with two STM stations (McGill and Peel) and local transit buses servicing the campus daily. Explore the ‘Maps’ section of the STM website for a system map, a metro station map, neighborhood maps for each metro station, and a nighttime bus system map.  

We encourage attendees to familiarize themselves with the 4 Days 4 Lines metro station posters that outline to what degree stations are accessible to those with reduced mobility.  

Cycling

Cycling is an efficient and sustainable way to get around Congress. View the following resources to learn more:  

Parking

Please note that parking at McGill University is extremely limited.  Access to the Main Campus parking area (entrance located at the corner of Milton and University Street) is restricted between 6:00 and 17:00 on weekdays and during special events  

To request an accessible parking spot on the main campus during Congress, please send a message to the Events team (events@federationhss.ca) with the following details (name of requestor and how long you will need to park as well as who will pay for the parking) by May 31, 2024 so a request can be placed with McGill.  Please note that spots are booked on a first come first serve basis.  

The daily parking fee on campus at Congress is $21/day from 7:00 to 22:00.  

There are several options available for parking off-campus which include the MNI/McGill Sports complex (3801 University), Loto Quebec parking (500 Sherbrooke St. West) or Indigo Lot (2001 McGill College Ave).  The Montreal Parkopedia website provides additional information about parking near the downtown campus, including several private non-McGill parking lots and garages open to the public.