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.
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 (15 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. 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.
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.
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.
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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 !