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Canada's oldest university, home to nearly 30,000 students, is filled with a variety of interesting architectural styles.
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805 Sherbrooke St. W. | (At McGill College), Montreal, Quebec H3A 0B9, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago

You will enjoy your time walking around and if you visit at night you are going to appreciate the beautiful lighting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ValvaMG
Reviewed 1 week ago

Note that I am writing this review as a visitor on campus, not as a student or otherwise. During our stroll around the campus and the area, I was mesmerized by its beauty. We were there in the fall and the leaves where just strikingly...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank DrLN-FL
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

McGill itself is one of the great places to visit in downtown Montreal. And a hidden gem at McGill is their visual arts collection - McGill has a huge collection of unique rare books and art, and has recently spent a great deal of time...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank donald w
Reviewed January 9, 2019

We took a stroll in the university grounds and visited the Musee Redpath located wihtin the campus. It is an interesting place as the entry to the university is free for the general public and anyone can admire the area and take a walk. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tanumita D
Reviewed December 26, 2018

Wintertime and a lot of snow on the grass, it was interesting to walk around and appreciate the campus

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Al M
Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

We attended the open house. It was very busy but there were plenty of volunteers to guide you and answer our questions. The campus is beautiful and definitely a top contender.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BelaN74
Reviewed December 2, 2018

This university is open to public. It is good to read about the history of this university before visiting it. old- style departments and buildings can be found here which is full of scientific data, especially paleontology museum. My sister who studied there showed me...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Navid A
Reviewed November 20, 2018

The history of Canada is intertwined with the history of this University, the academic heart of the country regardless of language or background. From Ernest Rutheford in science to Frank Scott in law and poetry, the people who taught and learned here helped to fashion...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Morrislaw
Reviewed November 10, 2018

This huge campus in close proximity to downtown Montreal is another beauty of the city. If you've never experienced the real American campus-style universities in your life it's well worth going for a walk on this campus and imagining how it would be to study...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank EndreKemenes
Reviewed November 2, 2018

Oct is a great time to visit university. The student body is still outdoors and the foliage is beautiful.

Date of experience: October 2018
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May 16, 2017|
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Response from lindamU1316LT | Reviewed this property |
We stayed in old Montreal which was a good 35 minute walk from McGill. I would highly recommend staying in OM but not if you have to get to McGill daily.
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November 17, 2016|
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What's a party hotel?
May 14, 2015|
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Response from OrlandoRachel | Reviewed this property |
I noticed a Metro entrance/exit on Rue Catherine and from there it would be about a five block walk. I would suggest downloading a metro map from Montreal's transportation site.
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Winter Carnival Trip - Help (3 Replies)
Please help us with an itinerary for 3 nights in Quebec City, and 1 night around Montreal old town. We arrive Montreal on a Thursday early afternoon, and leave for Quebec City from the airport. We stay Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights, then return to Montreal sometime Sunday, stay the night there, and have the day there Monday before we board our flight home at 5/6:00 pm. This is our first trip and it is during the winter carnival - this is what we hope to see: Quebec City - ...More
January 17, 2014|
Response fromtdsuperstar|
You have a lot packed in your itinerary...I also think you mean Mortmorency Falls in QC, not Montgomery...
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Feedback on my itinerary (Spring Break - March 16-Mar 18/19) (11 Replies)
Hello Tripadvisor family, We plan to have a family trip to Montreal & Quebec City in Spring Break. Will be driving from Toronto to Montreal and then further on to Quebec City. We plan to reach Montreal on Mar 16 afternoon/evening and leave for Quebec on Mar 18 or Mar 19- depending upon how much time would I need for Montreal. Below is the itinerary that I have planned – feedback will be greatly appreciated. Our family – 2 adults mid 60’s, 2 adults mid 30’s and 2 kids (1 yr & 8 yr old) ...More
February 11, 2015|
Response fromdriftedOff|
day 2 is too much for people who can't "walk excessively." Only go to Mount Royal if the weather is pleasant. You can leave St Catherine St and Crescent street for the evening, especially if it's a Thursday or Friday when shops are open until 9pm. But if you're not into the club and party scene don't bother with Crescent street at all. I'd skip Jean-Talon market in March as it's still quite limited and drab at that time of year.
Montreal for 6 nights late March, split stay? (8 Replies)
Visiting Montreal for the first time in late March with my daughter. We will tour Mcgill University, go to a Hockey game and beyond that no agenda except very excited to be heading to Quebec! Thinking about splitting our stay with 3 nights downtown and 3 nights in old Montreal. Any advice welcome.
January 01, 2018|
Response fromphpr|
No need to split... the distance between Old Montreal and downtown is negligible. Downtown is more convenient for McGill, Bell Centre, museums, shopping, etc. Better access to transit and underground city as well. Old Montreal is picturesque, but not much happening down there in winter. March is still late winter - bear that in mind when planning.