Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and per the directives of the City of Montreal and the Government of Quebec, we must suspend all visits to Habitat 67 until further notice. The health and safety of our visitors, employees, and residents of Habitat 67 is a top priority.
Offer our 90 minutes guided tour to discover Habitat 67, the residential complex imagined by Moshe Safdie as part of Expo 67. For yourself of the architecture lover in your life!
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The visit will let you discover this unique architectural gem and learn more about its origins and its evolution throughout the last 50 years. Your guide will lead you through the various areas of the complex, such as the walkways, the pedestrian streets, one of the residential units as well as the suspended terraces of this international historical landmark.
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Important information about the visits:
This visit will take place in English. For visits in French, please visit this page.
The tours last 90 minutes and most of it is taking place outside – make sure to dress properly and please take into consideration it is always colder and windier at Habitat 67 than in town.
It is not possible to park at Habitat 67. A free, public parking is located nearby at the Parc de Dieppe (formerly parc de la Cité-du-Havre). We can’t guarantee any parking availability.
Since the group will visit various areas inside the complex, no latecomers will be allowed and it will not be possible to join the group once the visit has started. We invite you to plan your traveling time accordingly and arrive ahead of the visit starting time.
Due to the presence of stairs, which are part of the original design of the building, please note the visit is not accessible. We are truly sorry.
No exchange or refund available.
How to get to Habitat 67 tours?
MEETING POINT FOR ALL VISITS
ntrance of Habitat 67 (2600, Pierre-Dupuy), next to the main gate, which is located next to the tennis court, close to the pont de la Concorde.
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.
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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions about Habitat 67 guided tours (FAQ)
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.
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.
For the very first time in 2019, it is possible to visit Habitat 67 on Saturday. Our guided tours are from Tuesday to Saturday, from May 1st to October 31. We can also welcome private groups, on reservation only, on Monday. Habitat 67 is a private property and by respect for its residents, it is not possible to visit Habitat 67 in the evening or on Sunday. 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.
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.
Yes, as part of the visit, you’ll be able to get inside one of the residential unit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Animals are not allowed, except for assistance dogs.
All visits are strictly non-smoking.