Make the most of your trip to Montréal by experiencing some of the city’s wonderful activities, museums, and unique treasures. Create long lasting memories beyond the walls of the Congress by bringing networking and socializing outside and among Montréal’s mesmerizing cityscapes. Hotel Bonaventure is conveniently located in the heart of Montréal, which makes it an excellent hub for all your Montréal experiences!

Activities Nearby

The following activities are just a short walk (< 30 min) from the conference hotel.

Montréal International Jazz Festival

The 42nd edition of the Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is happening from June 30th– July 9th – perfectly aligned with the timing of the ISPGR Congress. The Jazz Festival will host both indoor and outdoor concerts. Shows that are indoors will be for a fee (we recommend booking early), meanwhile all outdoors shows are free to attend. One of the stages for the outdoor concerts are at Place ds Arts, a 1.3km walk away from Hotel Bonaventure. GET TICKETS

Montréal Contemporary Art Museum

The Museum is located just a short walk (500m) from the Congress. Experience this vibrant museum with its exhibitions, artistic performances, and festive events. Montréal Contemporary Art Museum bring together both local and international artists. LEARN MORE

Montréal Museum of Fine Arts

A variety of artistic disciplines will greet you at the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts; music, film, fashion, design, and fine arts. The museum portrays international art, world cultures, contemporary works, decorative arts, design, and provincial and national art. LEARN MORE

Cirque du Soleil

While originated in a small town in Quebec in the 1980’s, Cirque du Soleil is now a global circus revolution. Go see the popular KOOZA show at Cirque du Soleil located at the Old Port. We recommend booking tickets early. GET TICKETS

Old Port

The Old Port is a hub for activities in Downtown Montréal. Here you can go to the Montréal Science Centre, see a film at the IMAX theatre, get a lovely view from the Ferris Wheel or admire Montréal from up above in a more adventurous fashion – flying high in a Zipline. LEARN MORE

Pointe à Callière Archaeology Museum

Lastly, the Old Port also hosts the Pointe à Callière Archaeology Museum. Go see their permanent exhibition about Montréal’s history and archaeology or catch one of their temporary exhibits. During the dates of ISPGR 2022, you can see Vikings – Dragons of the Northern Seas, Favourites! Our collections on Display, and FRÉDÉRIC BACK – A Passion for the Planet. LEARN MORE

Activities a metro ride away

The closest metro station to the conference site is “Metro Bonaventure”.

Parc Jean-Drapeau

This unique park is only minutes away from downtown Montréal with the Metro. Take the Metro to station “Jean-Drapeau”. Here you will find endless park space, the Jean-Dore Beach, Casino de Montréal, the environment focused museum Biosphere, and last but not least La Ronde – Montréal’s own exciting amusement park. LEARN MORE

Kayaks, Canoes, and paddle boats/boards

Just steps from the Atwater Market (Public Market Hall) lays the Lachine Canal and the Lachine Canal Nautical Centre. Here you can rent watercrafts such as electric boats, pedal boats. Kayaks, and canoes. Take the metro to station “Lionel-Groulx, stop by the market to grab some picnic goodies and enjoy an afternoon on the water. We recommend reserving ahead. RESERVE NOW

Espace pour la Vie Montréal

Espace pour la Vie is a place where nature and science are honoured – a Space for Life. Visit the Biodome, the Insectarium, the Botanical Garden, and the Planetarium. Take the Metro to stations “Vieu” or “Pie-IX”.


Experience Montréal by bike! Enjoy the lovely summer weather and explore the cityscapes by bike. Choose any of the different tours or simply rent a bike and go exploring on your own time. LEARN MORE


Have a look at the ISPGR 2022 Program at a Glance and plan to experience some of these wonderful activities!