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 :)
Site Has Available:
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.
Access Road Conditions
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.
Perfect urban boondock location. I am pleased to share my front driveway and park on the street. Electricity 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. Cats stay in the RV. I also share the backyard if I don't need it.
Past guests suggest earplugs if you are a light sleeper, my street is quite busy.
Suggested Local Attractions
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.
Gas station / convenience store 24/7 at the corner. Grocery (IGA) by foot 2 Streets away.
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.
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Regular joe, I like the Airbnb/sharing spirit.
No RV yet, but frantically looking and preparing the gf mentally.
Favorite Boondocking Locations
Will want to go to Vancouver, SF, LA, San Diego, Las Vegas, Miami.
None, but I love dogs !