Host Committee Message
Welcome to Montréal
The members of the Lions Clubs of Québec are proud to welcome you to the 104th International Convention 2022 in Montréal, in the beautiful province of Québec. Montréal has hosted the international convention twice, in 1979 and 1996, and we are delighted to welcome you again after 25 years. The convention will be a wonderful opportunity for Lions around the world to reconnect with old friends and colleagues, and to make new friendships for the future. Montréal is the cradle of Lions movement in Québec with the establishment of the Montréal Central Lions Club, which will celebrate its 100 years of service in 2022. The Lions of Québec are honored to serve you in both of Canada’s official languages, French and English.
The world has changed a lot since we last hosted Lions, but Montréal remains as safe, friendly and welcoming as ever. The city’s new health and security protocols, led by Tourisme Montréal in partnership with the City, provincial and national governments, hospitality industry stakeholders and citizens, will ensure the safety and comfort of all delegates and their guests. From the airport to hotels and from event venues to restaurants, Lions can rest assured that every measure has been taken to provide world-class service in a fully secure setting.
With this peace of mind, Lions will be delighted to discover Montréal’s unique mix of European charm and North American energy, offering a world of discoveries for all ages and interests. Late June is a wonderful time to explore the city, from the historic district of Old Montréal to the lush green spaces of Mount Royal and beyond. Most of all, we know that you will enjoy a warm welcome wherever you go in the city. Montréalers are passionate about life and are renowned for their friendliness, openness, and charm. We can’t wait to show you around!
History, culture and gourmet discoveries
Although steeped in over 375 years of history, Montréal has a young, free-spirited personality and always has its eyes on the promise of tomorrow. With world-class museums and an eclectic cultural scene that ranges from internationally acclaimed classical arts to indie music and cutting-edge digital creations, Montréal is a hotbed of creativity and exciting exchanges of ideas.
If you have an appetite for fabulous meals, you’ll find that Montréal is a food-lover’s dream. Parisian-styled bistros, lively cafés, casual eateries and upscale restaurants dot the city end to end. Montréal’s master chefs creatively craft the city’s platinum reputation for culinary excellence in restaurants across town, rivalling top destinations around the world.
Easy to get to, easy to love
All of this is easy to get to from anywhere in the world. The YUL Montréal-Trudeau International Airport, just 20 minutes from the downtown core and is easily accessible from most major cities. Safe, friendly and easy to navigate, Montréal serves up all the excitement of a major urban centre, yet its compact size and laid-back the vibe gives it an appealing hometown feel that’s all its own. The Palais des congrès de Montréal convention centre and the Bell Centre are both within close walking distance to official convention hotels, reducing the need for travel by taxi or public transportation. However, whether delegates choose to walk, take taxis or use the city’s clean and efficient public transit system, they’ll find that getting around is a breeze.
If you can, consider adding on a few days to explore Montréal’s many different neighborhoods, and to sample the fabulous food and world-class culture that has made the city famous. In the coming weeks and months, more information on things to do during your stay, including itinerary ideas and special offers for Lions Club attendees will be available in the Tours section of the LCI website.
Opportunities to volunteer at the Montréal Convention can be found here.
We know you will love your experience in Montréal, and we are committed to making the 2022 Lions Clubs International Convention the most memorable ever. See you soon – à bientôt!
2022 International Convention Host Committee Chairperson
Past International Director (2013-2015)
Join Lions from around the world at the 104th Lions Clubs International Convention in Montréal to see how we can overcome new challenges as one.