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Travel Information

The International LGBTQ Psychology Pre-Conference for ICAP 2018 is being held in beautiful Montreal, Canada. The conference venue, The Palais des Congrès, is located in the heart of downtown Montreal and surrounded by a wide variety of hotels. However, June is also the time of Montreal's world-famous Jazz festival, so we encourage you to book your travel and accommodations as soon as possible in order to avoid disappointment! 



Preferred conference rates are available at 13 different hotels within walking distance of the Palais. Click the button below to get more information on the hotels and to access the preferred rates. We also encourage delegates to check out the available options through AirBNB. If you are interested in finding another conference attendee to share accommodations with, please click here

If you are only planning to attend the pre-conference and not the full ICAP, then use this link to book a hotel at the conference rate

AirBNB Options

Montreal also has a large selection of AirBNBs available. Below are two 'curated' lists of AirBNBs that are located within walking distance of the conference. 

University Dorm Rooms

McGill University is located very centrally in the downtown core of Montreal. Some of their modern residences are available to visitors during the summer months and are just like hotel rooms. To learn more and to make a reservation, click here

Hostels & Shared Accommodations

If you are looking for more affordable accommodation options, you may want to check out some of the local Hostels. 

Gîte du Plateau   - Beds starting at $50/night 

Gîte du Parc Lafontaine - Beds starting at $31/night

Auberge L'Apéro - Beds starting at $23/night

Auberge Bishop - Beds starting at $24/night (a bit of a longer walk from the conference - 29 minutes). 

Auberge Saint-Paul - Beds Starting at $25/night *** This is our preferred location as other conference delegates have booked here - if you book here and would like to share a room with other conference delegates, please send an email to and we will try to arrange this for you. ***

M Montreal - Rooms starting at $50/night



Montreal is serviced by the Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau International Airport. If you are travelling internationally, you'll need a passport in order to enter Canada. Delegates from some countries may require a pre-approved visa. We encourage you to apply for your visa as soon as possible, as the wait times can often be more than a month.


Montreal Jazz Festival

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal: The World's Largest Jazz festival, will be held June 28 - July 7, 2018 allowing you to take in not only some of the world's best LGBTQ Psychology research, but also some of the best Jazz Music! 


Montreal Gay Village

Every summer, a section of St. Catherine's street in Montreal is closed to vehicle traffic and turned into a pedestrian area, right in the middle of the Gay Village. Click here to see the village on a map of Montreal. The village is the largest of its kind in North America, and the streets are lined with patios for restaurants and bars. Our conference is being held during Fête Nationale, the National Holiday celebration for Quebec. This means that when you're done with the conference, you'll have no trouble finding interesting things to do in the evening, including fireworks on the evening of the 24th! To find out what businesses and services may be closed on the 22nd, 24th, or 25th, Click Here