SIM Expo Travel & Accommodation Discounts


This year's Expo is kindly being hosted by Montréal's enthusiastic simulation community.

The 2019 SIM Expo will be at the Hôtel Bonaventure in downtown Montréal. The hotel is right downtown, attached to the train station and around the corner from one of Montréal's famous delis. It is a short walk to the European esthetic and unique Montréal quirkiness of The Plateau, the joie de vivre of the Village, the magnificent shopping of Sainte-Catherine Street, and the quaint charm and history of Old Montréal and the port.


Preferred rates are available at the conference venue - Hôtel Bonaventure. Standard rooms: queen, 2 double or king, at $239/night + taxes, other room options available.  Reservations can be made by phone with the Hotel reservations department at 514 878-2332 or toll free at 1 800 267-2575 (please quote "2019 SIM Expo" or provide block code "CSIMI"). To reserve online, define dates of stay (between Oct 17-24) at the following link: ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL SEPTEMBER 25, 2019


PORTER AIRLINES:  Porter Airlines is proud to offer a 10% discount on available base fares (with the exception of the lowest class fare during a public seat sale) for travel to and from the 2019 SIM Expo. The discounted fares are available for booking from Feb 20, 2019 to Oct 23, 2019 and available for travel:

Location:                                              Dates of Travel:


From: Anywhere in

Canada or US

To: Montreal

From: Oct 19, 2019

To: Oct 22, 2019

From: Montreal

To: Anywhere in

Canada or US

From: Oct 21, 2019

To: Oct 23, 2019

Please book online at or through your travel agent using promo code “SIM19”.  Porter offers complimentary in-flight snacks and beverages (including beer and wine), Gate Porter service for carry-on and access to the Porter Lounge in Toronto where free Wi-Fi and comfortable, leather seating is available.

AIR CANADA:  Enjoy a 10% discount on eligible fares exclusive to the 2019 SIM Expo.  Booking to be made to the Montreal, YUL (QC).  Travel period begins Monday, October 14, 2019 and ends Tuesday, October 29, 2019. Does not apply to Tango bookings for travel within Canada or between Canada and the U.S. To book a flight with your promotion code, access and enter the promotion code RBC746W1 in the search panel.

VIA RAIL: Get 10% off the best available fare in Economy, Economy Plus, Business, Business Plus, Sleeper class. Valid October 17th to October 24th from all stations throughout the VIA system to Montreal, Quebec and return. Applies to a maximum of two passengers per booking. Subject to the conditions and restrictions of the fare plan to which the additional discount is being applied. Discount does not apply in any Escape fares and Prestige Class. One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge. For travel on all fare plans in Business class, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place in Toronto, Montreal or Ottawa only. Participants must reference the event’s VIA convention discount code: 13911. To book online, log in to your profile, or create one prior to booking. On the Passenger information screen, select "Convention fare" from the “Discount Type” drop-down menu, and enter the discount code for your convention or event in the “Discount code” field. 

The City of Montréal

If you have never been to Montréal, you are in for a treat! Somehow, Montréal manages to feel like a quaint European village and a bustling, modern cosmopolitan city all at once. There is no city in North America quite like it. It is worth planning to stay an extra day or two!

To learn more about Montréal's downtown neighbourhoods and experiences, visit Montréal Tourism.

Mont Tremblant & the Laurentians

Just north of Montréal are the gorgeous Laurentian mountains and the many warm, welcoming, picturesque villages in its valleys (the Laurentides). Mid-October, with the leaves changing colour, is a spectacular time to visit. The village at Mont Tremblant will be open and is relatively quiet in October.