Getting Here

Montreal is easily accessible by car, by bus, by train and by air.

If you are arriving by car, just Google the Sheraton Centre Montreal (1201 boul. René-Lévesque O., Montreal, H3B 2L7).

Parking at the Sheraton Centre: Self-parking 24 hours – $25 (max height – 5 feet 8 inches); valet parking 24 hours – $32 (max height – 6 feet). There are no in-and-out privileges for self-parking during the 24-hour period. If you are not extending your stay through to Sunday, you can move your vehicle to Dawson College on Saturday morning after check-out and park free of charge on campus during the Saturday program until we adjourn after lunch.

Bus: the bus station is only a few Metro stops away from the hotel (Berri-UQAM station to Peel, then walk a block and half south to the hotel on the corner of Mansfield).

Train: Central Station is only 650 metres away, or a 9-minute walk.

Taxis will be more than happy to ferry you from either location.

From the airport, you can catch the 747 Express bus to downtown. A bus comes by every 10 minutes or so at peak hour. Cost is $10 one way and the ticket is valid for Metro travel for 24 hours. For more information, consult

Taxis from the airport to downtown charge a flat fee of $40. If there are a few of you, you might consider hiring a limo for $55.

Booking travel

SWAAC 2016 has secured a discount code for travel to the conference on WestJet. Please mention these codes when booking your flight online or through a travel agent.

Coupon code:
(web coupon no.)
For Travel Agent web use only
Promo code:

Similarly, we have obtained a discount code for travel on VIA Rail.


April 26 to May 3, 2016


From all stations throughout the VIA system to Montreal, Quebec and return.


  • Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking.
  • One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge.
  • For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montréal or Ottawa only.


10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. 

“Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied.”


Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class.


Participants must reference the event’s VIA convention discount code:  13271.

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Last Modified: March 4, 2016