Sales Ended

Wiki-Train to Montreal

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Pennsylvania Station

New York, NY 10119

View Map

Event description

Description

Wikimania Takes Manhattan II: Adirondack Wiki-Train is a special pre-Wikimania trip from New York City to Montreal, departing on Tuesday August 8 in time for the Preconference.

It is a day-long train trip mostly through the beautiful Upstate New York countryside (7:15 am - 6:30pm), and we can probably get an exclusive car for Wikimedians (this involves a US-Canada border crossing).

This event is a successor to the 2012 Wikimania Takes Manhattan trip between New York City and Washington, DC.

We are primarily coordinating the New York City → Montreal leg of the trip on Tuesday August 8 as a group activity. We are planning discounted tickets for the one-way trip, $30 instead of approximately $60. Other travel (and accommodation) is on your own.

There is also an option to purchase tickets for a return trip from Montreal New York City directly after Wikimania, on Monday August 14 (10:20 am - 8:50 pm), for the same price.

Activities in Montreal

You will still have to register for Wikimania itself, which will cost $215 Canadian, or about $164 American.

Additionally, accomodation will be available in Montreal as part of the regular Wikimania event the night of August 8 and after, for as low as $40/night.

Important note for visitors

If there is sufficient interest from visitors, we have the option of organizing, before the train trip, Saturday / Sunday / Monday informal activities in NYC that may include walking tours and special GLAM-Wiki museum visits, etc, as we did in 2012.

The train trip involves a crossing of the US-Canada border (including a passport check), and you will need permission to enter both countries.

Overseas visitors will probably prefer to fly into New York City, and then after Wikimania, to fly out of Montreal.

We will not be able to pay for hotel stays in New York City, or anything like that (this is completely unrelated to the Wikimania scholarship process), although it is possible we can arrange a group rate for a New York City hostel/hotel that you pay for yourself.

Date and Time

Location

Pennsylvania Station

New York, NY 10119

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved