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Published on April 1st, 2017 | by RB Team

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Habitat 67

This is Montreal’s “big wave”. The spot, also called H67, is named after “Habitat 67″, a recognisable model community and housing complex. The landmark apartment complex right next to the wave is hard to miss. Great spot to film as you have a view of downtown Montreal from the wave. Habitat’s sister spot is Right Sides.

Spot Details


  • 2600 Av Pierre-Dupuy, Montreal, QC H3C 3R6, Canada, North America


  • Next to Habitat 67, Enter the trail from the park to the left of Habitat. Habitat 67 is at 2600 Avenue Pierre-Dupuy in Montreal. From Autoroute Bonaventure 10, take Avenue Pierre-Dupuy north. Park in the pull-off to the right, just past the street address. Walk behind tennis courts and down a dirt path; the wave itself is easy to spot, just down the embankment.


  • St Lawrence River (Rivière du Nord)

Nearest City

  • Montreal

Nearest Surf Shops

  • Epic Boardshop
  • Lost Enterprise (Lost Surfboards)

GPS Coords

  • Latitude: 45.50033131
  • Longitude: -73.5420084

How to Get There

Wave Details


  • Optimal flow somewhere around 7200.
  • Easy for beginners at the upper 7000′s.
  • At low water: more difficult to catch, but better for surfing.
  • Gets progressively steeper and greener as water levels fall to 7900 cub.meters/sec at which point this wave stops breaking.
  • Two minutes walk to get back to the lineup which at times gets pretty long.


  • This is Montreal’s premier river wave.
  • Waist to shoulder high.
  • Flows all year long. Dangerous during winter due to ice chunks going down the river.


  • You need to have good swimming skills.
  • A long swim back in the rapids.
  • Be cautious of the whirlpool behind the bigger wave. It is also a good swim back to shore. Not suited for beginners.
  • This spot was discovered and first used by kayakers. Be respectful of them. Cohabitation is important at this spot.


  • Board sizes: everything below 7’2″.
  • Ideal board: wider, a good nose volume (6’4″ or 6’8″).
  • Take your fish instead of a performance board.
  • Bring booties! (the bottom of the river is not actually foot friendly and the walk back neither).
  • Check out this video to see where H67 Main Wave and Right Sides are located.

Current Conditions

Habitat 67 Photos

    Habitat 67, MontrealH67 Right SidesRichard Yu-Tim Shredding H67 in MontrealEric AllardH67 Wave, Montrealppsupksf@gmail.comppsupksf@gmail.comJeff Brooks on H67Habitat 67 in Montreal, CanadaRipping H67Habitat 67 in Montreal, Canada

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Montreal Weather

It is forcast to be Partly Cloudy at 12:00 PM EST on January 03, 2018
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