Strongly endorse this recommendation - it's the area I always try to stay in when I'm in Montreal (not to mention that the Jean Talon market - in the opposite direction from downtown/arena - is one of my favourite markets anywhere).B For example if you plan to do other stuff besides skating, I would suggest staying anywhere on the orange line in the plateau area (e.g. between the Jean Talon and Berri UQAM stops). Definitely nicer than downtown to walk around for sightseeing, food options, etc. You get the real Montréal vibe in this neighborhood!
metro map - trains are veryInstead of Bonaveture we get off at the Lucier L'Allier metro station, it's also connected via underground/tunnels and it's a really quick walk once you get to street level. (Both are quite deep stations so it takes like 3 escalators to get from the platform to street level!)
Also wanted to add that there are metal detectors at the arena, it doesn't take long usually to get through them when I've gone for any event including hockey games but it is a possiblitliy they will use them for worlds.
Very helpful information! I haven’t started looking at flights (probably no info yet) yet but that is good info about getting from the airport to downtown. I’m sure that I’ll have more questions as it gets closer. I visited Montreal driving MANY years ago and I’m really looking forward to this trip.Bell centre is really well connected to the Metro as others have mentioned. We like to complain about it, but the Metro system here is fairly efficient and frequent, and central Montréal is not that spread out, so even if you're staying a few stops away from Bonaventure it will end up being a short commute. For example if you plan to do other stuff besides skating, I would suggest staying anywhere on the orange line in the plateau area (e.g. between the Jean Talon and Berri UQAM stops). Definitely nicer than downtown to walk around for sightseeing, food options, etc. You get the real Montréal vibe in this neighborhood! I would also avoid staying in the old port as that will be expensive, and can anyways easily be visited from wherever else you're staying. Another possibility is to check on the other side around the Lionel Groulx/St-Henri stations, near the canale Lachine area.
To get downtown from the airport, either you take a taxi (40-50 cad until downtown) or the 747 bus, or a combo of 747 bus + metro (public transport will be 10 cad).
If anyone has more questions re Mtl logistics, feel free to ask! I'm happy to help.
OK that sounds doable. It sounds like we’ll have some info on prices later this month. I think I read April 25. Then ticket sales in May.Front row (and maybe 2nd as well) will sell out as soon as tickets go on sale, but you should be able to get other good seats on the first day and even later, especially if you are looking for single seats.
Is that $250 CA or US? I'm glad I booked somewhere else, for a lot less, but not too far from the venue (15 min walk or 3 stops on the metro).
Does anyone know whether this is a non-refundable booking? They want a credit card to give to the hotel to hold the room, but no mention of a cancellation policy, that I could see. Thanks.
Wow that's so expensiveTICKET INFO
All-event ticket packages will include all competitions, as well as competition practices (excluding gala practice). Fans will be able to choose from six levels of all-event ticket packages located in the 100L and 200L that are priced at:
- Gold Circle, 100L rows 1-3 = $2,410 ($2,300 ticket + $110 venue fee)
- P1, 100L rows 4-6 & 100L centre lower bowl = $2,100 ($2,000 ticket + $100 venue fee)
- P2, 100L centre sections = $1,675 ($1,600 ticket + $75 venue fee)
- P3, 100L lower end & 200L centre sections = $1,365 ($1,300 ticket + $65 venue fee)
- P4, 100L upper end & 200L side sections = $1,080 ($1,025 ticket + $55 venue fee)
- P5, 200L end sections = $845 ($800 ticket + $45 venue fee).