Who are you guys?
UEM is a small
group of urban explorers based in Montreal, Canada. Our particular characteristics
such as name or age are not important: the cynosure of our group is a passion
for the exploration of urban locations. See the Group
section for more information on us.
Uh, why do you explore?
We explore because
we've always been interested in what's behind closed doors or under manholes.
We explore not to steal, or to vandalize, but for the sake of exploring itself.
We explore to understand what's going on beneath the everyday surface of things.
In short, we explore because we love this city and care about it - both the
new and the old.
Should I explore?
We would very much
like to promote UE as a legitimate hobby/pastime/way of life, so yes, by all
means, explore! Learn about the buildings you walk through and use every day.
This said, it may not be for everyone, and you are always accountable for your
own actions, whether they lead to a trespassing ticket, injury, or death in
a flooding drain. UE is far from being a 100% safe activity, even in the 21st
There are no hard
and fast rules in urban exploration - everyone has his or her idea of what UE
is - but our members adhere to a few simple guidelines. First: we try to change
the environments we explore as little as possible. This means we don't tag,
we don't steal, we don't litter, and we don't vandalize - even in decaying buildings
such as the O'Keefe Brewery. This helps preserve the environments for future
explorers to enjoy. Second, we shy away from breaking and entering (B&E,
as it's called in the business). B&E is a criminal offense. Basically, if
we have to destroy something to get inside a target, it's not worth the risk.
Third, we prefer to explore with people 18 years of age or older, so that everybody
ends up being responsible for their own actions. As for our tastes and inclinations
in terms of targets, just take a look under the "Explorations" header
in the menu on the left.
Gosh, can I join?
Sure, we're always
happy to meet fellow explorers. However, do realize that the core group is more
or less closed, because, frankly, we are friends who enjoy each other's company
before being people who explore together. We will gladly bring people along
on our expeditions if they want to get a little taste of what UE is like - be
on the lookout for our patented "Montreal Meet-Ups"! Finally, we'd
love to hear about any places in Montreal you've explored not featured on our
site. If you want to get in touch, just contact