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2019 IBSC Annual Conference

Selwyn House School

Montréal, Québec, Canada
June 26 - 29

Download the conference program (6 MB).


The closest airport to Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth is the Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport (YUL) located 14 miles (22 km) from the hotel.

International travelers: Check if you need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) from the government of Canada.

Getting to and from Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau Airport (YUL)


From Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport to hotel: from CA$145 one way, including meet and greet service.

Transfer to Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International Airport: from CA$85 one way.

Find the limousine line on the arrivals floor of the airport.


There is a flat rate of CA$40 from the airport to downtown hotels. Find the taxi line on the arrivals floor of the airport.

747 Express Bus

Featuring nine stops in each direction, the 747-service operated by the City of Montréal operates 24 hours a day and offers transportation between downtown Montréal and the airport.

Buy your ticket for CA$10 inside the terminal before boarding. When returning to the airport, pay the CA$10 bus fare aboard the bus (coins only, bills are not accepted). Tickets provide travelers with a transit pass valid on the STM bus and metro network for 24 hours. For more information, visit www.stm.info/en.

Car Rentals

While available at the airport, car rentals are not recommended as parking in Montréal is expensive and there is little time during the conference for driving around Montréal. Car rental offices around the hotel may be a good option before and after the conference. Driving takes 20-25 minutes to get from downtown to the airport.

Traveling to and from Selwyn House School and Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth

Yellow school buses will transport you from one venue to the other. The bus drop-off and pick-up location at Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth is located on the Rue Mansfield entrance of the hotel.

It is a 40-minute walk from the hotel to Selwyn House School. Go north on Rue Mansfield for about three blocks, then west on Rue Sherbrooke for 2.9 km (1.8 mi. or about 20 blocks) until you see the school on the right at Ave. Argyle in Westmount.

Also on Rue Sherbrooke, you can catch the #24 STM bus going west to get to the school. The fare is CA$3.25 and can be purchased on the bus with exact change only. Bus passes are also available (info in your Welcome Bag). The bus stop for Selwyn House School is at Ave. Redfern.

To return by the #24 bus to the hotel, take the bus east and get off at Rue Mansfield to walk the few blocks south to the hotel.

There are also Bixi bike stands (public bicycle sharing) near the hotel and across the street from the school. Rates are CA$2.95 one way and CA$5.00 per day for short-term access, payable by credit card at the Bixi stand. Find more information on Bixi in your Welcome Bag.

Local Transportation


Visit the taxi stand at the Rue Mansfield entrance of the hotel or hail a taxi from the street (not always easy). For trips from Selwyn House School, call Atlas Taxi at 1-514-485-8585 for pickup. Taxi fare from Fairmont to Selwyn House costs about CA$15.

Bus and Metro (Subway)

Fairmont the Queen Elizabeth has direct access to the Bonaventure Metro Station. There is a hotel entrance from the metro station. Follow signage.

The closest metro station to Selwyn House School is the Atwater Station on the greenline.

The #24 Bus on Rue Sherbrooke offers reliable service from the hotel area to the school and back.


Uber is active in Montréal.

Parking near Selwyn House School

There are no parking spaces provided at Selwyn House School. Street parking is limited to four hours in Westmount. We have secured free parking spots at the Marianopolis College parking lot at 4873 Ave. Westmount, Westmount, Québec H3Y 1X9. This is a 15-minute walk from Selwyn House School.

Contact Us

Please contact us at IBSC@theibsc.org with any questions. We understand this is a big trip for many of us, and our friendly hosts at Selwyn House School are ready to offer us any insider tips and guidance to make travel as easy as possible.

Bon voyage!