The ISMAR 2017 conference secretariat and organizers cannot be held liable for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property incurred by conference participants and accompanying persons during the ISMAR 2017 Conference or directly arising from it. Participants should make their own arrangements for health and travel insurance.

Medical insurance

Visitors are not covered by Canadian health insurance plans. Check with your personal medical plan before leaving your home country to ensure you have adequate travel insurance.


Dress code is informal for all conference events.

Currency, banking, ATMs & credit cards

The currency used is the Canadian dollar.

Foreign currencies can be exchanged at banks and at foreign currency exchange offices either at the airport or at locations throughout the city.

Bank debit or credit cards are the most convenient means of getting cash at the many automatic teller machines (ATMs). ATMs are found throughout the city and accept cards with the Interac, Plus and Cirrus networks. Most are in operation 24/7.

Most businesses accept U.S. currency and travelers’ cheques as well as major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard and American Express).

Sales tax

There is a 5% goods and services tax (GST) in effect in Canada and a 9.975% provincial sales tax (PST) in the province of Québec, for a combined sales tax of 14.975%. These taxes apply to most items.  An additional 3% lodging tax is payable on every lodging unit rented within the Québec tourist region.


The electrical current is the same as in the United States: 110 volts AC at 60 Hz. Adapters are required for electrical devices from other countries.

Yves Tessier, Tassima
Nightlife at Place D'Youville