Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL). Learn more about the airport on their website HERE.
The ICRR has partnered with Air Canada to offer discounted flights to any ICRR attendee flying into Montréal via Air Canada. You will receive your discounted flight information following registration.
Most major rental car services are available at YUL, and to guarantee the best deal on one, contact the preferred travel agents for this meeting, The Travel Station, at (800) 522-8747.
The 747 bus line runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, between Montréal-Trudeau Airport and downtown Montréal. Travel time may vary between 45 to 70 minutes, depending on traffic conditions. Boarding: Head to door 28, at the arrivals level. Once out, go to post 5 or 6.
Montréal is the principal metropolis of the province of Québec. It’s one of the most bilingual cities in Canada, and the largest French-speaking city behind Paris. Nature lovers can enjoy Mount Royal and the Botanical Gardens, while art lovers will be fascinated by the Museum of Fine Arts. Old Montreal, with its 17th-century buildings, contrasts the somehow futuristic Underground City, and shows how Montréal is so rich in culture and history.
Between all of the informative lectures at the meeting, and all there is to see and do in Montréal, ICRR visitors will have plenty to stay entertained.
In 2023, it will be 125 years since Ernest Rutherford was hired to work in McGill’s then brand-new Macdonald Physics Building. His research was aimed at characterizing the recently described phenomenon of radioactivity. In collaboration with Frederick Soddy, Rutherford conducted experiments that supported the conclusion that atoms could be transformed and that each atom potentially carried a tremendous amount of energy. Rutherford was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1908 and Soddy would also be awarded a Nobel Prize in 1921. Their discoveries are commemorated in the Rutherford Museum in the Physics Department at McGill University (which Congress delegates will have the opportunity to visit).
Rutherford’s story serves as a historical introduction to our bid to hold ICRR 2023 in Montréal. McGill’s tradition of research in the radiation sciences continues to this day, with active research programs in radiation biology, radiation physics, radiation chemistry, medical physics, nuclear medicine and radiation oncology.
While smoked meat sandwiches, bagels and poutine seem to be the culinary icons of Montréal, you'll find influences from Europe, North Africa, South Asia and beyond! Whether it's their bustling local markets or fine dining in Old Montréal, this is a city that has it all when it comes to food.
The Caesar, or the Canadian Bloody Mary, is considered Canada's national cocktail. From pubs, delis, and taverns, you can find this classic cocktail served uniquely in a variety of establishments around Montréal.
Take a stroll through the Montréal Botanical Garden. It is recognized as one of the world's greatest botanical gardens with more than 22,000 species of plants, 10 exhibition greenhouses, and 20 thematic gardens.
Interested in Montréal's beautiful architecture? Place Place d’Armes is a historical public square in the heart of Old Montréal. Surrounding the square you can find the famous Notre-Dame Basilica as well as Saint-Sulpice Seminary, New York Life Building, and more.
Complexe Desjardins mall is one of the most visited buildings in the metropolis. Over 100 shops and restaurants surround the large public plaza. Old Montréal is just a quick walk away where you can find specialty shops, boutiques and galleries as well as the Bonsecours Market on Rue St-Paul.