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June 20–23, 2017


We look forward to welcoming you to the 20th Annual Snow & Ice Symposium in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Montreal is the largest city in Quebec and is predominantly french-speaking. However, most residents do speak English. It is a city rich in culture and summer is one of the best times to visit!

Montreal is only 46 miles from the US Border. It is 20 minutes from Pierre-Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL). For more information on travel options from the airport to downtown Montreal or if you are driving to Montreal, please review your options on getting to Montreal below. 

If you haven't already done so, make sure your passport is up-to-date to travel to Montreal. If you need to renew, or don't have a passport, you will want to start the process now. Most attendees only need a passport, but please take the time to read through entrance requirements and local laws that may affect your entrance, stay and departure from Canada. 

Hyatt Regency Montreal

They Hyatt Regency is SIMA's host hotel in 2017. The host hotel is the best location for networking with other attendees, plus it's only a couple blocks from the Palais des Congres de Montreal. Staying at the Hyatt creates easy access to events such as the Welcome Reception, Awards Night and Networking Reception which are held at the hotel.

The cut off date to book your reservation is May 27, 2017. Book early because the block often fills up before the cut-off date! Click the link below to book or manage an existing reservation or call 514-982-1234 and mention the "20th Annual Snow & Ice Symposium" block.

If you are contacted from an agency, such as the Global Housing Services, asking you to book a room for the 20th Annual Snow & Ice Symposium, this is NOT associated with SIMA's room block, and we cannot guarantee the room being sold actually exists or is near the symposium. These agencies are referred to as poachers. We encourage you to reach out to our host hotel directly to safely book your reservation. Please contact the SIMA office to let us know if you are contacted by one of these agencies.

Room Rate:

$163* USD/night (single and double rooms), plus applicable state, local and occupancy taxes (currently 18.5%). 

*The exchange rate does change, so the room fee is based on $219 CAD/night. Currency Converter

Hotel Policies:
A deposit of one night's stay is required to hold each reservation. Should you cancel, the deposit will be refunded if notice is received at least 72 hours prior to date of arrival and cancellation number is obtained. If you book early and decide not to attend, please cancel before May 27th so other attendees can book within the block.

Check-in: 3:00 p.m.
Check-out: 11:00 a.m.
Parking Rates:
The Complexe Desjardins offers indoor parking services to hotel guests.
150, Sainte-Catherine Street West, Montreal (Quebec) H2X 3Y2, Canada

Clear Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.8 m) 

Parking Rates:
 Between 3 - 6 hours  $22 CAD
 More than 6 hours  $32 CAD

Every 30 minutes  $4.00 CAD
 Maximum for 12 hours  $21.00 CAD
 Maximum for 24 hours  $24.00 CAD

Every 30 minutes  $4.00 CAD
 Maximum for 12 hours  $21.00 CAD
 Maximum for 24 hours  $24.00 CAD

Palais des congres de Montreal

The Palais des congrès de Montréal houses versatile and ultramodern facilities for holding conventions, conferences, meetings, galas and exhibitions right in the heart of a sustainable destination the city that hosts the most international conventions in the Americas.


Parking Rates

Palais des Congres, 1025 rue Chenneville:
Payments accepted: cash, Visa, Mastercard
All applicable taxes included. All prices are in Canadian dollars and subject to change without notice.

 Clear Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)

Every 30 minutes  $4 CAD
 Maximum for 12 hours  $21 CAD
 Maximum for 24 hours  $24 CAD

Quartier International of Montreal (QIM), 249 Saint-Antoine West:
Payments accepted: cash, Visa, Mastercard
All applicable taxes included. All prices are in Canadian dollars and subject to change without notice. For more information, contact Vinci Park

 Clear Height: 6 ft 7 in (2 m)

Every 20 minutes  $4 CAD
Maximum for 12 hours    $20 CAD
 Maximum for 24 hours  $25 CAD

Consult the list of Parking lots in Old Montreal and nearby for more options.

2017 Symposium Sponsors

Thank you to all our 2017 Symposium sponsors!


Explore exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities for Symposium 2017