Palais des congrès de Montréal Canada, Montreal

Palais des congrès de Montréal

The Palais des congrès de Montréal is a convention centre located in the Quartier international de Montréal at the north end of Old Montreal in Montreal's borough of Ville-Marie.

The Palais was constructed above the Ville-Marie Expressway, the main underground highway of downtown Montreal. It connects to the Montreal Metro at Place-d'Armes station, and to Montreal's underground city.

The Palais was inaugurated in May 1983 and resulted the shrinking of Chinatown, Montreal along with building of Complexe Guy-Favreau. From 1999 to 2002, the Palais underwent an expansion enabling it to double its capacity.

Located in Montréal’s downtown core and linked to 4,000 hotel rooms by indoor walkways, the Palais des congrès de Montréal features 200,000 sq ft (19,000 m2). of exhibition surface area, 65 meeting rooms and 18 loading docks. Located only 20 kilometers from Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport, the Palais is accessible by car, public transit, or on foot.