Next year, the World Federation of Hemophilia (WFH) and the Canadian Hemophilia Society (CHS) will be welcoming the global bleeding disorders community to Montreal, Canada for the WFH 2022 World Congress from May 8 to 11, 2022. Montreal is a unique, cosmopolitan city that has a lot to offer visitors, and with COVID-19 restrictions gradually easing, next spring looks to be a great time to explore the city during Congress. Read on to find out a bit more about what Montreal has to offer.
Montreal is a diverse, multicultural city, with a rich heritage. Founded on May 17, 1642—380 years before the next Congress! —the city boasts world-class festivals, amazing food, and a unique mix of European and North American architecture. This is especially true of the historic Old Montreal area, where 17th century buildings and narrow, cobblestoned streets create a cozy atmosphere that is unrivalled anywhere else on the continent. Many other neighbourhoods await the curious tourist, like downtown, the Plateau, the Mile End, and the Old Port. And what’s best: unlike many North American cities, Montreal can easily be explored on foot.
The in-person component of the hybrid Congress will be hosted at the Montreal Convention Centre (Palais des congrès de Montréal). This world-class facility is ideally located downtown, connected to the subway, and borders Chinatown and Old Montreal. It’s even a five-minute walk to the Notre-Dame Basilica, a must-see in Montreal. The Palais des congrès de Montréal is compact and easy to navigate, making it easy to explore the exhibits and meet up with colleagues.
The WFH and CHS are looking forward to welcoming you to the WFH 2022 World Congress next year! Come learn about the latest developments in bleeding disorders, connect with colleagues—and explore the wonderful city of Montreal.
Tips to help you plan a worry-free trip
- Find out if you meet the vaccination criteria to travel to Canada here: gc.ca/travel-covid/travel-restrictions/wizard-start
- Find out if you need a visa to travel to Canada here: cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp
- Contact your nearest Canadian embassy here: gc.ca/assistance/embassies-consulates
- Find out about the latest COVID-19 information for Montreal here: wfh.org/travel-covid-19-information/
- Learn more about Montreal’s COVID-19 safety protocol here: mtl.org/en/why-montreal/safetyprotocol