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McGill University

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Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Address: 805 Sherbrooke St. W. | (At McGill College), Montreal, Quebec H3A 0B9, Canada
Phone Number: 514-398-6555
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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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Natural History Museum

We came here by way of a conference my husband was attending regarding college education and also his mother attended here. We got to see the museum which was great, I have not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
C M
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We came here by way of a conference my husband was attending regarding college education and also his mother attended here. We got to see the museum which was great, I have not seen a museum that well taken care of in a long time and the fact that cars are not allowed on the campus is even better. It... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We explored the campus of McGill University with music rehearsals pouring from windows. The campus, in the heart of Montreal, is beautiful. Their art museum is open to the public, the green spaces provided a nice reprieve from city sounds and sights.

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a small world of its own in a busy down town area. We envy the classical architecture around the campus. The large green area creates the feel of tranquility. Yes, the library and class rooms are at times, old and worn, yet they remind people its substantial historic accumulation.

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Simsbury, Connecticut
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First a disclaimer: I toured the campus on my own (not part of an official tour) and did not enter any buildings. Some of the buildings are very classy and what one would imagine on an Ivy League campus. Other buildings were just plain old. Many sidewalks, stairs, and streets were in major disrepair with huge cracks. McGill and/or the... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a look around McGill during our visit to Montreal and learned a little of its origins. It's campus is really nice and we also visited the museum there too which is worth a look around for sure. I liked the emphasis on water conservation and the general collection is good. Plus it's only small and free so you... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The university is quite unique. Its campus is very green, with a mix of modern and old buildings, some composed of old aristocrats houses. You have to be in shape to visit this place properly as the campus runs up a pretty steep hill. Pretty quiet in the summer, this place is perfect for those looking to do something a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The McGill University Campus is situated right in the downtown area of Montreal and is definately worth a visit. I went up to McGill on a morning run and it was a great experience.

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A tranquil walk through this facility is enlightening and impressive. While we were there, a casual cricket game was in progress. A very pleasant area to visit and relax in.

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Even though we missed the vibrance of young college students wondering about, it was still neat to see the old buildings amongst well-manicured grounds. The surrounding neighborhoods are also pleasant to walk through.

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were on a tour of urban gardening sites. McGill was one of the stops as it has made significant effort in this area. It is a pretty campus and pleasant for taking a stroll.

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Staying in Centre-Ville (Downtown)

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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.