The Libre Graphics Meeting 2011 will take place at École Polytechnique in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

Main amphitheatre
Pavillon principal 6th floor – C-631

2900, boul. Édouard-Montpetit
Campus de l’Université de Montréal
2500, chemin de Polytechnique
Montréal (Québec) H3T 1J4
(See map at the bottom of this page)

Please note that pre-LGM activities take place in other venues and all details are posted on the pre-LGM activities page.

Montréal is truly an international city. There are many ways to get to Montréal. The city is served by an airport 20 minutes from downtown with non-stop or one-stop flights from almost every major city in the world. There is also easy access via major highways from the US and other Canadian provinces. As we wish to make this a “Carbon Neutral” event we encourage the use of public transport where possible.

Visiting Canada

Canada is asking people from many countries to have a valid visa to visit. Please check here if you need a visa to get to Canada.

If you need an invitation letter from the LGM organisation to get your visa, please contact Louis Desjardins at louis.desjardins at directly.

Please plan ahead. It can take time to get your travelling documents ready. We have no control over the delivery of Canadian visa.

Getting to Montreal by Air

The Airport in Montreal is called Montréal-Trudeau International Airport (YUL). On the Airport website you can find the list of airlines serving Montréal).

Getting to LGM from the airport with the shuttle

Express Bus 747 is the shuttle service from Montréal – Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport to the Montréal Central Bus Station (Berri Terminal).

Tickets for Express Bus 747 are on sale at the Airport ticket kiosk.

The Montréal Central Bus Station has direct access to Montréal métro (our subway), station Berri-UQAM.

See map of métro.

We suggest you buy your public transport tickets or pass at Berri-UQAM. You’ll save money and time. Consider taking advantage of the pass options (weekly or monthly) as they allow unlimited use of the buses and métro for the period. Ask for this at the kiosk, there is one in each métro station. Not at the airport, though. Montreal Public Transport Fares

On your way to LGM

People travelling by plane will most likely do the following:

• Take the shuttle to downtown Montréal. Roughly 35 min
• Disembark at the Bus Terminal and walk down the stairs to métro level.
• Buy your ticket or pass. (See Fares): 5 min
• Take the métro to station Laurier (direction Montmorency on the Orange Line). 8 min
• Wait for the bus around 5-10 min
• Take the bus 51 to LGM.
Get off at bus stop, corner Édouard-Montpetit/Stirling. 20 min
• Cross the street, walk to the residence and check in. 5 min
• Get in your room. 2 min
• Relax! Unpack. Take a shower. Connect your laptop. Say hello to your friends!

From the airport to your room, about 90 minutes.

On your way back home

• Relax! Take a shower. Say goodbye to your friends. Disconnect your laptop. Pack.
• Go down, uncheck and leave your key. 5 min
• Take bus 51 (don’t cross the street!) to station Laurier. 20 min
• Wait for the métro. 5 min
• Take the métro to Berri-UQAM (direction Côte-Vertu) 8 min
• Buy your shuttle ticket up the stairs in the Bus Station. 10 min
• Take the shuttle to the airport. 40-45 min
• Disembark at the airport and say goodbye to Montréal!

From your room to the airport, about 90 minutes.

Getting to LGM from the airport by taxi

The taxi ride will mostly depend on the time you arrive. It can be from 25 minutes outside rush hours, and 1 hour or even a bit more between approx. 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM. There is a Flat Rate.

Tip: you can gather with other passengers and share the price of the taxi.

The venue

École Polytechnique de Montréal
2900, boul. Édouard-Montpetit
Campus de l’Université de Montréal
2500, chemin de Polytechnique
Montréal (Québec) H3T 1J4

Map of the campus:

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Last edited on May 7, 2011