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FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)

  • How can I get to Habitat 67?

CAR: it is possible to get to Habitat 67 by car and to park (for free) at the parc de Dieppe (formerly parc de la Cité-du-Havre) located nearby. Unfortunately, we can’t guarantee parking availability.

BICYCLE: It is also possible to come to Habitat 67 by bike and the bike path passes right in front of the building. Although there is no bike rack to lock your bike, there are a number of posts nearby.

PUBLIC TRANSIT: We invite you to consult the itinerary tool from the Société de transport de Montréal or Transit (mobile app) to determine the best way to get to Habitat 67 based on your location. Note that walking to Habitat 67 from subway station Parc Jean-Drapeau will take you about 30 minutes. Alternatively, if you exit bus 168 at the “Des Moulins west/Pierre-Dupuy” stop, you will have to walk for about 20 minutes. Unfortunately, there is no Bixi station at Cité du Havre.

By respect for the residents of Habitat 67, we ask that you reach the meeting point for your tour by using the sidewalks located along Pierre-Dupuy avenue and that you stay outside of the residential complex until the start of your tour.

  • How much does the visit cost?

The visit cost $25 per person, plus taxes and service fees.

  • Do I need to book my tickets in advance?  

Yes, you must buy your tickets through our online reservation system in advance of your visit. It is not possible to buy tickets on location.

  • The visit I would like to attend is sold-out, can you put my name on a waiting list?  

If a visit is sold-out and no tickets are available, it is not possible to add your name to a waiting list. It is also not possible to come to the start of the visit and try to add yourself to a sold-out visit. If a visit is sold-out, no participant can be added.

  • Will there be visits in the evening or during the weekend? 

Habitat 67 is a private property and by respect for its residents, it is not possible to visit Habitat 67 in the evening or during the weekend. We are extremely grateful to the residents for opening up their magnificent home to us and we are doing everything we can to minimize the presence of visitors by limiting our visits to certain periods.

  • Is it permitted to take photos during the visit?

Absolutely! It is possible to take photos for personal and non-commercial use. If you would like to take professional and/or commercial photos, we invite you to contact us in order to get the proper authorizations. Please note it is strictly forbidden to record the visit.

  • Will I be able to visit the interior of one of the residential units?

Yes, as part of the visit, you’ll be able to get inside one of the residential unit.

  • Can I park my car at Habitat 67? 

It is not possible to park your car directly at Habitat 67, but the Parc de Dieppe (formerly the Parc de la Cité-du-Havre) is located nearby and offers free parking spaces. We can’t guarantee parking availability. The distance between the public parking lot in the park and the starting point of the visits is between 75 meters to 350 meters, depending on where specifically you park.

  • Is the visit accessible for a person with reduced mobility?

Unfortunately, Habitat 67 has many staircases which are part of the original architectural concept and, for this reason, the visit is not accessible for people with reduced mobility. The group will use different staircases (up and down) during the visit.

  • Can I bring my children with me?

Children under 12 years old can participate in the visit for free as long as they are accompanied by their parents or legal guardian. Children under 12 years old don’t need tickets. Please note we may require a proof of age.

  • What happens when it rains or in case of bad weather? Is the visit still happening? 

Yes, visits will happen regardless of the weather conditions. It is important to be aware that a good part of the tour will take place outside and, although you will be partly protected from the weather by the structure, you will still be outdoor. We invite you to dress accordingly.

  • How should I dress? 

It’s always more windy at Habitat 67 than in the city. Also, because of the wind, it is usually colder than in downtown, therefore you might want to dress accordingly. It is important to note that most of the visit will take place outside.

  • Is there a washroom I can use at Habitat 67? 

There is no public washroom at Habitat 67. The closest public toilet is located at the Parc de Dieppe (formerly Parc de la Cité-du-Havre), more precisely 450 meters (a 5-minute walk) from the starting point of the visit.

  • Can I bring my pet to the visit? 

Animals are not allowed, except for assistance dogs.

  • Can I smoke or use e-cigarettes during the visit?

All visits are strictly non-smoking.