Beyond #CFAInvest: Experiencing Montréal


One of the world’s largest and longest-running gatherings of investment professionals will return to North America this May: The 69th CFA Institute Annual Conference will be held at the Palais des congrès de Montréal in Canada.

CFA Society Montreal, which recently celebrated its 65th anniversary, will be hosting the event, and Sophie Palmer, CFA, society president, has provided some recommendations for sights and activities that conference delegates can enjoy during their time in the city:

    • Visit Notre-Dame Basilica of Montréal, the first Gothic Revival–style church to be built in Canada. The basilica’s many works of religious art include paintings, sculptures, and stained glass windows illustrating biblical passages.
    • Explore Old Montréal on foot, walking along the cobblestone streets of the city’s old district. Visit the Place Jacques-Cartier, where early architecture and historical sites blend with shops, art galleries, and restaurants to create what has been called “Montreal’s most wander-worthy district.”
    • Climb Mount Royal, and explore the lookout in Mount Royal Park, which was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the same landscape architect responsible for New York City’s Central Park. Montréal Tourism recommends giving yourself two hours to explore.
    • Relax in one of Montréal’s spas: Bota Bota is a contemporary spa in an old ferryboat docked at the Old Port, while Scandinave Spa is an urban spa in the heart of Old Montréal.
  • Additional details about Montréal’s historical venues and great restaurants can be found on the Montréal Tourism website, which has assembled the 2016 Guide to Montréal (for Conference Attendees).

    If you are unable to attend the 69th CFA Institute Annual Conference in person, you can still watch select conference presentations online.

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