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McGill University

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Address: 805 Sherbrooke St. W. | (At McGill College), Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6, Canada
Phone Number: 514-398-6555
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Description: Canada's oldest university, home to nearly 30,000 students, is filled with...
Canada's oldest university, home to nearly 30,000 students, is filled with a variety of interesting architectural styles.
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Nice tour of the university

We enjoyed our 90-minute walking tour of McGill U. Our guide, a student, was very thorough and answered everyone's questions. The campus was an interesting mix of old and new... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 24, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We enjoyed our 90-minute walking tour of McGill U. Our guide, a student, was very thorough and answered everyone's questions. The campus was an interesting mix of old and new. Looks like a terrific place to go to school!

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

As a graduate of McGill I have watched the university evolve over the years. It is a beautiful campus. It is a nice place to take a walk. Visit the bookstore etc. There is a nice blend of old buildings and new ones.

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Downtown green area with young people and an academic ambiance. Nice for a summer stroll. Autumn colors are spectacular. Buildings show a range of architectural style. Bring a picnic if you wish. If Redpath museum is open, worth a visit.

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I enjoyed this visit to the Redpath museum. Entry was free and exhibits were well displayed and the descriptions were informative. For a comparatively small museum the variety of items was impressive.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I was looking forward to this visit, but I was disappointed in the architecture of the campus. There's some beautiful historic buildings, but they seem to alternate with gross modern buildings. Even the landscaping was uninspired.

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Montreal, Quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I am a native francophone who recently graduated from McGill's University. Additionally ,before the graduation ceremony I had the privilege to have a view of the Redpath Hall . The architecture is outstanding and endlessly sophisticated. Finally,studying at one of Canada's most prestigious university was an honour which I will never forget.

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This is a very old university. The grounds are gorgeous. Bring a picnic, stay a while, and people watch.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

this is the one of the most prestigious university in Canada . located in downtown area . many area to sit and have a pinic . then go shopping downtown and many underground malls.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

On our recent trip to Montreal we stayed in the downtown area and I spent a lot of time j just wandering around town and through the streets. I walked through the campus of the McGill University while taking photographs. It is a very beautiful campus with old stone buildings as well close by newer architecture. None of the buildings... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Grandiose opportunity to see Class University Site. A Place Not to be Missed! Your visit will convince you. Enjoy!

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Address: 805 Sherbrooke St. W. | (At McGill College), Montreal, Quebec H3A 2K6, Canada
Phone Number: 514-398-6555
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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.