Perfect urban boondock location. I am pleased to share my front driveway and park on the street. Electricity (Full RV hookup, 15, 20, 30 and 50 amps !) and water available. 2 different buses direct to subway at the corner. Bixi station at the corner. Grey water can be dumped. Kids welcome. Dogs welcome (if they don't bark and are not agressive !!). Cats stay in the RV. I also share the backyard if I don't need it. You can dump garbage and recycling in the big bins (green is recycling).
Past guests suggest earplugs if you are a light sleeper, my street is quite busy.
You can use you BBQ, please go in the backyard to do so.
CLOSEST DUMP STATION (from Sanidumps website)
650, chemin du Lac
Boucherville, Quebec, CDN, J4B 6X3
Driving Directions: across the street, in front of the public works facility
Water is available; April through November only
Season / Operational: Open year round; 24 hours
Dump Station User Fee: Free
MAKE SURE TO TURN OFF THE BREAKER BEFORE PLUGGING IN !!!! Or else the GFCI breaker inside the garage will trip.
The proper sequence is :
- Turn breaker off (either the 20, the 30 or the 50 amp)
- Plug in
- Turn breaker on
If you want to use the 50 amp plug, just unplug the EV charger and use the outlet.
Electricity is very cheap in Québec. Feel free to use your heater or A/C as much as you want, the cost is minimal to me so make sure you stay comfortable !
The rest is just basic : be nice :-)
Very busy street. You'll need to park front end first to fit under the front deck. A bit of a challenge to back out, you'll need to ease out slowly and cut traffic. It's feasable, I often back up a trailer with my SUV, you just have to ignore the impatient drivers :-) Spot is 25 feet full height with a few more under the front deck, 12 feet wide. Slide-out allowed if it fits !
Best to drive in from the South, much easier to turn in if you are going front end first with an RV.
If you are backing up a trailer, better to come in from the North, go past the house and back up.
Yes but a bit complicated : my street has a 3 hour no parking on each side, in rush hour flow.
You'd have to park 1-2 streets away. Feasable but not ideal.
Spot should be available all summer, unless I need to do renovations and need constant access to the garage.
I can also have guests in the winter.
Montréal has EVERYTHING !!
Spot is located a few feet from buses #136 and #18. Bixi (shared bicycles) station at the corner.
This spot is the best home base to discover the city by public transit.
Close to Parc Maisonneuve.
Montréal public pools are free, so long warm showers available there.
Ultramar gas station / convenience store 24/7 at the corner. Grocery (IGA) by foot 2 Streets away.
STM public transit (Bus / Subway). Get your tickets/passes either :
- At convenience store 1km away by foot, Depan-Express 5355 Rue Bélanger, Montréal, QC H1T 1E4.
- Pay cash to hop on the bus at the corner, 3,25$ exact change needed.
- At the Viau subway station.
Things to see in Montréal :
Go eat a "poutine" at La Banquise.
Chalet on top of Mont Royal.
1000 La Gauchetière, indoor skating.
Place Ville-Marie building.
Go eat at Tampopo.
4 university campuses to visit : Concordia, McGill and UQAM downtown. Polytechnique on the mountain.
In the summer, go see the river surf behind Habitat 67.
Summer outdoor electronic music : Piknic Electronik.
Winter outdoor electronic music : Igloofest.
Ski until approximately May 15th every year, at Mont St-Sauveur, a 50-60 min drive.
It was my second time here and once again it was a great place to be in the middle of the city! Thanks again for everything!
I’ve been renewing every day for a couple days more. I found it was a great place in town with all what I needed to be comfortable during my stay. Thanks again for everything !
I was in Montreal helping my son for moving to a new apartment and the heat wave was hitting hard since a whole week. I found this host with a perfect setup for me to be able to get my air conditioning on! Oh my God what a relief! And such a nice host! Thanks for everything!
We were very well received by our helpful host
A nice park to spot. We didn't think it was too noisy and it wasn't a bad bike ride into the city center. He was out of time but very nice though messaging
We stayed 2 nights our host was wonderful. He offered us electric and water also wifi. He stopped by at our request to give us some needed information. Busy street but we didn’t mind. Close to bus and Olympique Park. Thank you so much! Merci!!
We had a fantastic stay. The spot isn’t too far from the metro, which made getting around easy. It was also great to have access to wifi, water, and garbages. We only ended up running into our host on our way out on the third day, they were very kind and enthusiastic. Definitely recommend.
Our hosts were more that helpful, they were a pleasure to meet. We bought a bus pass and got to a few places that way, it was fun. Many thanks to a dream host!
What a treat to find a spot so convenient to getting around Montreal. Easy to the bus and Metro. Per the previous guest: no charge for the first bus trip to the Metro where you can purchase a bus + metro pass. We packed the available space with our 24' rig and were able to use our slide. It was a tight fit no doubt, but worked for us! Water and electricity were easily available and our dogs were thrilled to have some time in the secure backyard. There is definitely some street noise but nothing we found unbearable. We really couldn't have asked for a better experience with the host. He was beyond gracious and helpful with tips for getting around and things to do and see. So happy we made this choice!
We were very fortunate to be able to find his place while looking for a spot for our truck camper for a big competition down the road at the Olympic park. We luckily were able to fit in just right without extending into the sidewalk while also being able to open our back door without hitting the balcony in the back. We drive a Ford F450 dually with a 10'6" Truck Camper - any longer and we may have not fit. Our host was very kind and accommodating. We had an easy electric hook up to use and the bus stop and grocery store were very close walking distance. The street itself is a busy street with occasional trucks and motorcycles zooming down, though it gets a little quieter at night you'll still hear plenty of cars at night.
You have to buy your bus passes at the Metro if you are getting a 3-day or weekend one (or just pay the $3.50 there if you're using it once) but if you tell the driver that you're going to the Metro they will drop you off there at no cost so you can purchase your pass there.
We booked 3 nights though ended up having a shorter stay than we anticipated since our weekend wasn't completely planned rigidly. I'd definitely recommend this spot if you have a smaller unit (20' or under), need electrical and water (and a place to dump some recycling and trash) and if you like having very easy access to public transit.
It is about as close as you can get to the Botanical Gardens in Montreal.
Perfect for our 20’
Eric is a great host and even hooked us up with wifi and electricity.
Our host was very helpful and accommodating, when we met a small emergency.
Good place to stay in Montreal. Host does everything he can to help. Merci!
We had a great stay and a great nights sleep at Urbansurfer’s.
The host responded quickly, was very friendly and accommodating, and gave us some great tips for getting around Montreal.
Great place to park it and venture into the city from.
Very nice stay. I appreciated to be in the city, near bus and subway to commute.
The cars passing by didn’t bother me and traffic was light anyway, especially at night.
Thanks a lot for the spot!
Urbansurfer has a good spot for spending time in Montreal. He is friendly, helpful, interesting and responsive. The spot is very good and we enjoyed three days parking in his drive while exploring the city.
Such a convenient place to stay in the city and a warm welcome by the host, Eric. Thanks for letting us enjoy Montreal.
Had a great stay, it was a pleasure meeting you. Thanks for your wonderful hospitality!
We stayed 3 nights with urbansurfer for a 2 days visit of Montreal. Not the most quiet place, but for our goal an optimal spot to be. Close to public transport and all amenities present (we din’t need) and on top of that a very pleasant host makes your visit to this town worth to do. Eric, thanks for your hospitality and stay dreaming of the Mercedes in the West. Regards to your lovely daughter.
Els & Hans
Thanks again Eric!
We had a great time and will be back!
Ilyse and John
We loved the urban camping experience so much we are going to stay an extra night!
Eric is a wonderful host as he made room for us in his driveway, and provides electric and water.
His home is 1 block from Bus 136 that will take you directly to the green metro line. We took the metro to the St. Laurent stop and started our journey in Chinatown. Bus 55 will take you north to south in the city!
Thanks Eric you rock!
My wife and I had a wonderful experience staying with Urban Surfer. The driveway is plenty large anough for our 24' Sprinter with the rear doors open. The neighborhood is very safe, we kept our doors open (for air) till 10:30pm. And we used Uber to get into the city center to avoid parking challenges which I can strongly suggest. Having the large park and grocery store so close is fantastic. If this spot is available for your visit we highly recommend it. Thanks again Urban Surfer.
UrbanSurfer was super helpful before and after we arrived, he wasn't going to be around when we arrived but sent us through all the info we'd need to get there as well as wifi etc.
He was heading off the next morning but spent some time the evening before having a chat and letting us use his compressor to check our tire pressure.
Overall a great host, would definitely stay again!
This was our fifth trip to Montreal with the camper, and our first boondocking experience. Eric was a fantastic host, allowing us to connect to electricity while parked and offering water and wi-fi. He cleared his driveway to allow us to remain safely parked and off the street, which was unexpected. He is in a great location, and with easy access to the Montreal bus system, park down the street and a great Couche Tard gas station/ convenience store on the next block with good coffee, an ATM and a spotless bathroom (just in case). We never ran into Eric after our arrival day, but he was very helpful and enthusiastic and friendly. Great spot!
Eric (UrbanSurfer) gave us his front yard at his Duplex in Mtl, and we stayed there for 3 nights. We have a 26' truck & camper with a slide, and we fit in perfectly to the space.
The street noise did not bother us at all - with all the walking and climbing (Mont Royal), we slept like babies. We plugged into Eric's hydro, and enjoyed his lovely back yard where we had our morning coffee.
Eric was very interested in our activities, and gave us input as to what to see and do. We were only a short walk to the bus station at the corner of Beaubien and Viau, which took us straight to the Metro. About an hour from downtown. We would just pack a backpack, and leave for the day. It was a perfect arrangement, and no one worried if we arrived at all hours of the day or night.
Bixi Bikes were also situated close by, so that is another mode of transportation that works well there.
All in all, it was our first try at Boondocking, but certainly not our last! We had a most enjoyable visit with him. Thank you!
Eric is a very good host and we enjoyed 2 nights at Montreal very much! Thank you!
Eric was so friendly and made us feel very comfortable to be doing our first boondockers welcome stay. He responded within a few hours to our request and welcomed us with two beers in the snow as the first guests of the year. He recommended the best place to go for poutine and we were very happy with our stay :)
Actually never got to meet this wonderful host, but feel like I got to know him. Very communicative, helpful, easy and kind. While in the city I left my van parked in this host's driveway about 5 days and it was easy to get to, safe and a short walk to the metro. Highly recommend, total 5 stars!
Thank you bunches and hope to meet one day. Take care always and until then,
Urbansurfer was very welcoming and helpful in all our interactions. The street is busy but seemed much less so in the evening. We found getting in and out of his driveway in our high roof,extended Fird Transit cargo van to be much easier we expected. Public transportation is really close for adventuring into other areas of MTL.
I stayed in Urbansurfer's driveway for 4 nights in June, and was very pleased. I was coming in late every night (quietly) and sleeping late in the morning, but I was still able to sleep thru the 8am rush hour traffic noise.
Great location. I had a bicycle, so I didn't need to use public transport... but it was definitely close by.
We stayed for a while in front of Urbansurfer's house and our visit of Montreal was super !
The place is great to go in downtown by buses. The road may be a little bit noisy by the beggining of evening but is not awful at night. This is a huge city !
He is a very attentionned host, kind and open minded. He did everything to make us comfortable.
Laurent & Adeline
He welcomed us in front of his door. We had a nice talk together and he showed us many things to do and see in the city.
A lovely stay with water and electricity.
The location is very well situated for those that want to venture into Montreal. You easily can use the bus.
Thank you for having us.
We were greeted with a couple of beers cooling in the snow, if that doesn't set you up for a good boondock experience I don't know what will! (Even though we don't drink it was the gesture that counted).
Considering this was Urbansurfers first time as a boondocking host he was impeccable. His recommendations were spot on and he very kindly let us hook up to his electric to keep us 'winter warriors' toasty.
The city of Montreal has so much to offer and the location of this spot could not be better! The transport system around the city was very easy to use and pretty much on the doorstep.
Being on a busy road if you are a light sleeper I would reccomend earplugs but if you're seeing the city right you'll be so knackered that sleeping won't be a problem!
Thank you so much for having us... We hope to return the favour one day :)