MONTREAL INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE 2003
"A CONTINENTAL AND TRANS-OCEANIC TURNTABLE, 1850-2000"
32nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE - SOCIETY FOR INDUSTRIAL ARCHEOLOGY
MONTREAL (QUÉBEC) - MAY 29 - JUNE 2, 2003
The conference hotels are the LORD BERRI and Gouverneur Hotel Montreal. The reservation must be made directly with the hotels mentioning the convention "Society for Industrial Archeology (SIA)". To obtain the special rate, reservations must be made by April 30, 2003. The hotels are close to the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), where paper sessions will be held. The rate is in Canadian dollars (CAD), to which 15% taxes must be added. Be sure to make your reservations early as the number of rooms available are limited !
HÔTEL LORD BERRI, 1199 rue Berri, Montréal H2L 4C6,
Tél. (514) 845-9236 or 1-888-363-0363. Fax: 1-514-849-9855
Rate: Single $112, Double $128
HÔTEL Gouverneur Hotel Montreal, 1415 Saint-Hubert, Montréal, H2L 3Y9
Tél. (514) 842-4881 or 1-888-910-1111. Fax: 1-514-842-8899
Rate : Standard: $149 (single or double). Business: $174 (single or double, free Internet and more)
Montréal is an international city, accessible from just about anywhere! Connected throughout the world by major airlines, Montréal is only an hour and a half from New York, two hours from Chicago, and 6 1/2 hours from Europe.
By Air: Montréal's Dorval airport is conveniently close. Taxis, limousines and shuttle buses get travelers quickly to and from the city center, stopping at major hotels. Service is excellent, and available in many languages. L'Aérobus Bus Company provides bus transportation. Get off at the downtown Terminus Voyageur, also known as the Montréal Central Bus Station. Hôtel des Gouverneurs, the official hotel, is across the street. Fare is about $11 CAD one-way. Cab fare is close to $35 CAD.
By Train: Amtrak trains from New York or Washington stop at Montréal's Gare Centrale, also the main stop for domestic VIA Rail trains from Eastern or Western Canada. The downtown stop is conveniently connected to Bonaventure underground Métro by a pedestrian corridor. Take the orange line in the direction of Henri-Bourassa station and get off at the Berri-UQAM station. The hotel is across the street. Metro (Subway) fare is $2.25 CAD. Cab fare to the hotel is about $10 CAD.
By Car: Montréal is only 47 km (29 mi) from the New York border. From the State of New York, I-87 becomes Highway 15. From Vermont, U.S. I-89 becomes two-lane Route 133 at the border, joining Highway 10. From New Hampshire, I-91 in Massachusetts, Route 55 and Highway 10 reach Montréal. Entering from Ontario and Western Canada, Montréal is accessible on Highway 401, or the Trans-Canada Highway (Highways 17 and 417) via routes 20 and 40. Take Highways 2 and 20 from Eastern Canada.
Important facts: Québec road signs are in French, and speed limits are in kilometers (100 kph equals about 62 mph). Gasoline is sold in liters (3 3/4 liters equal 1 U.S. gallon). If you are coming from the USA or overseas, remember you are crossing an international border. Bring acceptable photo ID, a passport if possible. The Canadian dollar is worth about 65 cents US. American dollars are accepted many places at current exchange rates. US and other currencies are easy to exchange at banks and foreign exchange counters, and you can obtain Canadian money from many bank machines.
Travel Discounts on American Airlines
American Airlines is offering discounts from 5% to 15% on the least expensive fares to Montreal for SIA members. Members need only mention Authorization Number A5753BA when booking either through a travel agent or directly. The most direct contact is through American Airlines Meeting Services, 1-800-433-1790.
Car Rental Discounts from Avis
Call Avis directly at 1-800-331-1600 or online at www.avis.com and use the Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) Number D086973.