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805 Sherbrooke St. W. | (At McGill College), Montreal, Quebec H3A 0B9, Canada
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
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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
Thank ELLlady
Reviewed October 28, 2018

We attended a wedding at the chapel. Beautiful old stone building. Lots of trees of different types.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 27, 2018

Buldings nice garden just stop by to see how universities are abd compare to the ones in your country

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank spyridon d
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Campus was pretty to walk through for a few minutes, but we mostly enjoyed the Redpath museum. The museum has a nice collection on natural history about people, plants and nature. I especially enjoyed the animal skeletons and those the ones on taxidermy display.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018

a nice campus in the center city. a bonus for not allowed to smoke at is grounds! also there a cute museum worth visiting!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

Picturesque entrance from Rue Sherbrooks;. View of Montreal Parc from entrance.. Colorful fall foliage & architecture of historic buildings make the campus worth a walk through.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 15, 2018

I visited the book store. I understand they must have a larger store somewhere else, but as I was in the neighbourhood I just stepped in. They only had the books for the students' courses, but I found many interesting books anyway. kind personnel. on...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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
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May 16, 2017|
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Response from Linda M | 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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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
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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...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.