About Montreal


SSUNS takes place in the beautiful city of Montreal, Quebec. A diverse and multicultural city, Montreal is constantly buzzing with life – from the unique architecture and art of Le Plateau, to shops on St Catherine’s, to the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal filled with charming cafes and boutiques. As the conference itself takes place in the heart of downtown Montreal, SSUNS represents the perfect opportunity to explore the city between committee sessions.

Montreal is the second largest French-speaking city in the world. It has the highest number of restaurants per capita in Canada! In 2006, Montréal was named as UNESCO City of Design!


Things to Do

  • Transport yourself to 16th century colonial Europe, stroll down the cobblestone streets of Old Montreal and visit the historic Old Port and Notre-Dame Basilica, just a short walk from SSUNS’ hotel

  • Walk up Mont Royal, offering scenic hiking trails and breathtaking views of the city

  • Visit (for free!) the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, with collections by Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Rembrandt, and more (only 10-minute walk from the hotel)

  • Stroll around St. Catherine’s Street, offering excellent shopping and activities like laser tag!

Where to Eat

  • La Banquise for the best poutine in the city

  • Schwartz’s, the celebrated delicatessen on St. Laurent

  • Fairmount Bagels, bagels that can rival New York’s

  • Olive et Gourmando, artisanal breads, sweets, and amazing sandwiches

  • Les Enfants Terribles, for dinner with a view overlooking Montreal