Visit Montreal

  • A unique cosmopolitan city where French, English and over 80 other languages are spoken – as diverse as ISCT
  • A city of summer festivals and cultural diversity
  • Over 6,000 restaurants city-wide offering some 80 different types of cuisine – Birthplace of poutine!
  • Canada has made amazing breakthroughs in the stem cell industry including the discovery of the stem cell

Montreal, Canada at a Glance

Most people need a visa or Electronic travel Authorization (ETA) to travel to Canada. The online application process costs $7 CAD. To learn more and/or apply for your visa, visit the Government of Canada webpage.

To request a formal ISCT 2018 Annual Meeting Invitation Letter for use in a visa application, complete the form below. Please note that you must have completed your ISCT 2018 Registration payment in order to request a letter.  ISCT is unable to provide invitation letters for delegates’ spouses or guests.

Once completed, your request will be processed and an invitation will be e-mailed to the email address you provide within 2 weeks.

Request Meeting Invitation Letter

Canadian currency is the dollar, which is divided into 100 cents. There are 5, 10, 20, 50, and 100 dollar bills.

There are numerous currency exchange offices for visitors to exchange money into Canadian currency. Most exchange offices are open during regular business hours (9am-6pm) and Saturday from 10am-5pm.

Credit cards are also widely accepted in restaurants, stores, taxis, etc. Contact your bank directly for any questions relating to accessing your funds abroad.

Taxes in Montreal are calculated as follows: a 5% Federal Goods & Services tax and a 9.975% Provincial Goods & Services tax. Only basic groceries (breads, dairy, fruits, vegetables, etc.) are not taxed. Taxes paid by visitors are not reimbursable.

View the latest exchange rate with your currency.

The electric current is 110V and the plugs are 2 or 3 pin (as across North America). If you come from a country that uses 220V electricity, you will need an adaptor (for computers, cell phones, tablets / iPads, cameras etc.) or a converter (to transform voltage- for your hairdryer, electric shavers etc.)

Montreal’s public transit and pedestrian friendly streets makes the city easily accessible. Plan your route before you travel with the following resources:

Métro Map
More Info
Foot More Info
Taxi More Info

The ISCT 2018 host city of Montreal has so much to offer! For more information:

Visit Montreal- Official Visitor Guide