Guest program

While you are in session, your Guest can get to know Montreal and experience the highlights of this magnificent city. Guest Registration includes a continental breakfast on Saturday, and ASCE's Ice Breaker Reception on Thursday. The Guest Program also includes a informational presentation from the Convention of Visitor's Bureau of Montreal. Come learn about all that this fascinating city has to offer with details on area attractions- museums, shops and nearby restaurants as well as local transportation options. All tours will require an additional admittance fee.

Tours will depart from the Montreal Convention Center of the Lobby Level to take you to your destination. Please plan to arrive promptly as buses will leave on time. Bus loading begins 15 minutes prior to departure. Tickets are required and should be presented prior to boarding the bus. Tours are available on a first come, first served basis and have limited capacity. A separate registration fee is required for all tours. ASCE reserves the right to cancel a tour if the minimum registration is not met.

 

Guest Event and Tours

Thursday, October 18

1:00 - 5:00 p.m. Guest Program: Montreal Orientation and City Tour

Friday, October 19

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Old Montreal City Tour

Saturday, October 20

9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Flavours and Aromas of Old Montreal

 

Thursday, October 18

Guest Program Orientation and Tour

Room Hyatt Symphonie 4 A&B

1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Underground

With our professional guide, you will walk underground as we will take you on foot to Montreal's extensive network of subways and walkways.
The world's largest underground network has a total of 32 kilometres of tunnels that link together shopping malls, hotels, banks, offices, museums, universities, seven metro stations, two commuting train stations, a regional bus terminal as well as the Bell Center's amphitheatre and arena. The underground city is accessible through 120 exterior access points.

Leaving from the Hyatt Hotel, you will see Complexe Desjardins, Place des Art, and the Art Center located in the new "Quartier des Spectacles". A short ride in subway will make you discover our metro system and will bring you to Place Ville-Marie, Place Bonaventure and more. Upon returning to the hotel, the underground walk will bring you to the International District and where is located the Palais des congrés and the World trade Center (the Centre de Commerce Mondial).

As a result of a unique partnership formula between the private and public sectors, the underground city has evolved into what has become, for many other cities throughout the world, a model of efficiency and sound infrastructure for a downtown core. With its indoor pedestrian network, truly an extension of the Metro, Montreal has succeeded in extending the commercial vitality of its city centre over 12 months a year, regardless of weather conditions. Wear comfortable shoes!

Registration Fee: Included in Guest Package.

Friday, October 19

Old Montreal City Tour

Meet in Hotel Lobby

2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Montreal

Discover Montreal with its bi-cultural heritage and cosmopolitan blend of the old and new on this comprehensive overview of our city. Old Montreal's rich architectural and historical legacy, the financial district, Montreal's leading museums, the cultural and performing arts institutions, Montreal's elegant upper class communities and Montreal's universities.

Along the way, the tour includes a stop at the summit of Mt. Royal for a panoramic view of Montreal. We will end the tour by a drive through St-Helen's and Notre-Dame Islands, sites of Expo 67', and the Montreal Casino.

Registration Fee: Additional Ticket is $40 before 10/4/12; $55 after 10/4/12

Saturday, October 20

Flavours and Aromas of Old Montreal

Meet in Hotel Lobby

9:00 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.

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This gastronomic walk will make you discover the culinary, cultural and historical charms of the oldest district of Montreal. The group will first transfer from the Hyatt hotel by walk to Old Montreal accompanied by a professional "foodies" guide.

Hosted in old warehouses and showrooms of the 19th era, some food boutiques open their doors to make you taste their delicacies. Through small and narrow cobblestone streets, the guide explains the influence of the Natives and the nuns on our food habits, and how the venue of the World Expo in 1967 brought exotic food on our tables. That and much more, accompanied by a professional guide who will feed you with historical and gastronomic comments all along.
Return to the hotel by foot.

Registration Fee: Additional Ticket is $55 before 10/4/12; $75 after 10/4/12