The Accès Montréal (CAM) Card – A Great Value

We have written previously about the Accès Montréal Card (CAM) and how it entitles you to a wide variety of discounts and deals in the city. However, the list of participating destinations seems to change year after year, here are some highlights of ways you can benefit from an Access Montreal Card in 2014 / 2015. Check the site for the full list of partners.

New partners for the year

Cinéma du Parc: One ticket free with purchase of a regular price ticket.
École de cirque de Verdun: $10 off classes at École de cirque de Verdun (children and adults) & free backpack with course registration.
Zoo Ecomuseum: 10% off all activities by reservation.
Montréal International Jazz Festival: 10% discount at the TD Lounge on a purchase of works from the permanent collection.
Just for Laughs Festival: 10% off festival ticket from the Just for Laughs box office
Jean Drapeau Beach: Two admitted for the price of one, Monday to Friday

Keep in mind that the list is often changing so always check ahead of time to avoid disappointment. Also, there are possibly places that take the cards but aren’t listed so if you want to save some money, always ask if they give discounts for the Access card. It doesn’t hurt to ask (the worst they can do is say ‘no’) and you just might end up saving some money.

Cost and application

The initial cost of one card is $8.00 and the card lasts for a year. Any other family member who lives at the same address can get a card for $7.00, and all subsequent cards at the same address are $6.00, (all cards must be applied for at the same time).

How to get one:

Accès Montréal cards are available at a location close to you:
* local Accès Montréal offices
* several borough offices
* municipal libraries

*A temporary CAM will be issued to you upon payment. Your permanent card(s) will arrive at your home within a month.

Don’t forget to bring along:
* a recent photo (passport or photo-booth format)
* proof of residence for every adult applying for a card (driver’s license, municipal tax bill, utility bill – Bell, Hydro-Québec, etc.) Leases are not accepted as proof of residence. Montréal taxpayers living outside Montréal must show their property tax bill.
* I.D. card (Medicare or social insurance card, etc.)
For more information and a complete list of sales outlets, please call 311 or (514) 872-0311 (outside Montreal).

Renewal

If you already are an Accès Montréal cardholder, you do not have to go out of your way to have it renewed.

The city w ill be sending you a renewal notice one month prior to your card’s expiration date. You simply fill in the enclosed form and return it, along with your payment.

The city then sends you a sticker for your old Accès card that validates it for another year. If your card is already expired, drop by a sales location to renew your card. You may also drop by an Accès Montréal office to get your sticker.

Montréal agglomeration

Residents of cities that are part of the Montréal agglomeration can obtain an “Agglomeration” Accès Montréal card at an Accès Montréal office or a borough office within Montréal’s city limits. The cost of the card and terms and conditions are the same as for the regular Accès Montréal card.

For more information, visit the Montreal Access Card web page.