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Your Event in Laval, a Winning Game Plan

Unparalleled Accessibility and Distinctive Experience

Laval is advantageously located less than 30 minutes from Downtown Montreal and 18 km from Pierre-Elliott-Trudeau International Airport. Laval is as welcoming and vibrant as its residents who call this accessible, safe and lively city their home. Renown as a unique and amazing destination, Laval offers much more than superior quality sports facilities. It invites you to live an out-of-the-ordinary experience.

There’s more than one way to live the Laval experience. The city has a multitude of unique tourist attractions, among them, 20 attractions are located within a 20-km radius. You will also find hotels from major chains in Laval and more than 500 restaurants. Everything is close by so it’s easy to enjoy Laval’s lively nightlife, great shopping, festivals and events, plus its exceptional green spaces just a few minutes from urban life.

Proximity of all services without traffic congestion and easy access to various sport venues with free parking: these are some of the reasons to choose Laval as your next sport destination. The city is criss-crossed by major highways, has three metro stations and is served by some fifty bus lines.

High-Quality Sport Facilities

Laval has facilities offering great multi-disciplinarity across close to 700 sport locations, including several large-scale infrastructures in sport centres, schools and colleges, and convention centres, which are all outstanding places to hold major sport competitions.

Place Bell is one of Laval’s major sports facilities. This new 485,000 square-foot multipurpose complex opened its doors in the fall of 2017. Place Bell is comprised of one 10,000-seat arena, one Olympic-size ice rink with 2,500 seats and one community rink with a seating capacity of 500. Place Bell is also home to the Laval Rocket Hockey Club, the Montreal Canadiens’ affiliate team that plays in the American Hockey League.

A new aquatic complex that will be built as per the FINA standards will open its doors in 2020. The building will host three pools, one for swimming, one for diving and a third one for recreational activities. The complex will have 700 permanent seats and 500 additional temporary ones to accommodate large-scale events. Construction will start in 2018 and require an investment of $61 million. The equipment will be of the latest technologies and the objective is to obtain the Gold LEED certification for the building.

Laval, host of the 55th Finale of the Jeux du Québec

In December 2017, Sports Québec announced that Laval will be the host of the 55th Finale of the Jeux du Québec in the summer of 2020. More than 3,200 athletes and their families from across Quebec will come to Laval for this important event.

For Tourisme Laval and its members, this fantastic news confirms the position of Laval as a leading host destination for large-scale sports events. The awarding of these games is the result of the concerted efforts from the sports and tourism sectors to make Laval a key destination for the organizers of large events.

We Team Up with You

Take advantage of our one-stop service offer to organizers of sport events of all scales. Our team can adapt its services according to the specifics of your event, and will deploy efficient, concerted efforts to approach all sport stakeholders.

Our team of experts from the sport sector can accompany you at every step, from start to finish. Whether it’s the preparation of a bid proposal or the organization and promotion of your event, we offer services that will ensure you have an optimal game plan in place.

For over 30 years, we have been simplifying the life of event organizers, thanks to a wide range of accompanying services. By choosing Laval for your next event, you will save time and energy, and more importantly, you will gain in efficiency.

Like you, we at Laval aim at the highest step of the podium, and have been working tirelessly to ensure that participants in and organizers of all events held on its territory live a “record-breaking” sports and tourism experience.






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